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2017 OSAC Public Status Reports & Open Discussions
Monday, February 13, 2017 1:45:00 PM UTC - Tuesday, February 14, 2017 11:00:00 PM UTC
Duration: 1 day(s) 9 hour(s) 15 minute(s)
NIST's Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC) will hold its public meetings in New Orleans, Louisiana on Monday-Tuesday, Feb. 13th and 14th, 2017.
Attendees of the Organization of Scientific Area Committees for Forensic Science (OSAC) sessions at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) meeting will be the first to hear about OSAC’s recent standards and guidelines activities and priorities. 

The OSAC is a collaborative body of more than 550 forensic science practitioners and other experts who represent local, state, and federal agencies, academia and industry. They are all working together to strengthen the nation's use of forensic science by supporting the development and promulgation of technically sound forensic science consensus documentary standards and guidelines in addition to determining research and measurement standards needs for each forensic discipline. 30 separate presentations will be provided by committee chairs (or their designees). Presentations and questions from the audience will be webcast live and archived for future on-demand viewing. The OSAC invites all to attend and participate.

Speaker Info

OSAC Subcommittee and Scientific Area Committee (SAC) Chairs
On February 13-14, 2017, the OSAC Subcommittee and Scientific Area Committee (SAC) chairs, covering 30 forensic science disciplines, will describe each unit’s latest projects, task groups, and planned outcomes—as well as provide status updates on specific standards or guidelines. 

This event is funded through a Cooperative Agreement (2011-DN-BX-K564) from the National Institute

of Justice (NIJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), and U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ). The views,

policies, and opinions expressed are those of the authors and contributors and do not necessarily reflect

those of the NIJ, OJP, or USDOJ.”