The Facial Identification Subcommittee focuses on standards and guidelines related to the image-based comparisons of human facial features.
Lora Sims, Ideal Innovations, Inc., Subcommittee Chair,
Angela Yankowski, Michigan State Police, Biometrics and Identification Division, Subcommittee Vice Chair
Jane Wankmiller, Northern Michigan University, Subcommittee Executive Secretary
Justin Cook, U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation
Mark Dolfi, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
Kaitlyn French, ODNI/NCTC
Leslie Kelly, Department of Defense
Steven B. Lee, San Jose State University
Ping Ma, University of Georgia
Allison Miller, Biometrics Operations Division (BOD)
Paul Moody, Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office
Emily Mullins, USG
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
Debra Tennant, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Criminal Justice Information Services
Antonio Trindade, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Border Patrol
Angela Yankowski, Michigan State Police, Biometrics and Identification Division
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).
Work Product Sent to SDO (ASTM):
Entered OSAC Registry Approval Process:
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 Registries 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