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OSAC is committed to sharing information about standards and activities that will impact the forensic science community. The OSAC Program Office at NIST welcomes any feedback and contributions related to OSAC and our communication channels. Please send feedback and inquiries to

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The OSAC Standards Bulletin provides an update on forensic science standards that are moving through the development process at standards developing organizations (SDOs) and those moving through the Registry Approval process. 


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OSAC publishes a quarterly newsletter to communicate OSAC program status, activities, accomplishments, and opportunities for public input with internal and external audiences. 



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OSAC may publish a stand-alone Technical Series Publication. The purpose of this publication is to share information that was gathered during the analysis and development of documentary standards. The OSAC Technical Series Publications are not intended to be used as standards documents and do not receive the same level of review as consensus standards that go through an SDO.

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Created July 3, 2017, Updated November 22, 2019