The Facial Identification Subcommittee focuses on standards and guidelines related to the image-based comparisons of human facial features.
Lora Sims, Subcommittee Chair, Ideal Innovations, Inc.
Angela Yankowski, Subcommittee Vice Chair, Michigan State Police
Jane Wankmiller, Subcommittee Executive Secretary, Michigan State Police
Thomas Albright, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies (Human Factors Representative)
Mark Dolfi, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
Kaitlyn French, NCTC
Leslie Kelly, Department of Defense
Steven B. Lee, Florida International University
Ping Ma, University of Georgia
Allison Miller, Biometric Identity Management Activity
Paul Moody, Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office
Emily Mullins, U.S. Government
Lori Nix, Georgia Bureau of Investigation (Quality Representative)
Denell Payne, Riverside County Sheriff - CAL-ID
Todd Putorti, New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, Division of Field Investigation
Kirt Simmons, D.D.S./Ph.D., Arkansas Children's Hospital
Antonio Trindade, DevTechnology Group, Inc.
Lori Varnell, Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney's Office
ASTM E3115-17 Standard Guide for Capturing Facial Images for Use with Facial Recognition Systems (effective October 1, 2019).
ASTM E3148-18 Standard Guide for Postmortem Facial Image Capture (effective October 1, 2019).
ASTM E3149-18 Standard Guide for Facial Image Comparison Feature List for Morphological Analysis (effective February 14, 2019).
The Forensic Science Standards Board (FSSB) has provided the opportunity for OSAC Subcommittees to identify baseline documents and reference materials that best reflect the current state of the practice within their respective disciplines.
These documents contain practical information regarding these disciplines that can help forensic scientists, judges, lawyers, researchers, other interested parties and the general public, to better understand the nature, scope, and foundations of the individual disciplines as they are currently practiced.
It is important to note that the identification of these documents in this venue does not represent an endorsement by OSAC or NIST. Only documents that are posted on the OSAC Registry constitute OSAC endorsement. All copyrights for these documents are reserved by their owners. Subcommittee position statements or responses to data collections by the subcommittee represent the consensus opinion of the subcommittee, not necessarily the position of the entire OSAC organization or NIST.
In general, the development of standards and guidelines is transitioning from the Scientific Working Groups (SWGs) to the OSAC. Some SWGs will continue to operate to provide other resources within their discipline. The existing SWG documents will remain in effect until updated documents are disseminated by the OSAC or the SWG. SWGDAM will retain the responsibility for updating the FBI DNA Quality Assurance Standards.
– Forensic Science Standards Board: March 2015