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It’s a staple of the TV-crime drama: a ballistics expert tries to match two bullets using a microscope with a split-screen display. One bullet was … more
DOJ Contact: Office of Public Affairs, 202-514-2007 WASHINGTON – The Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Commerce’s National … more
On May 5 and 6, 2016, NIST hosted a technical colloquium on an important question facing virtually every branch of forensic science today: How … more
In a Hanoi, Vietnam, hotel conference room, Mike Coble led a group of scientists through a series of calculations. Coble’s presentation was heavy … more
Since 2013, NIST has partnered with the U.S. Department of Justice to establish improved, more scientifically rigorous methods for collecting, … more
NIST's Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC) will hold its public meetings in Las Vegas, Nevada on Monday-Tuesday, Feb. 22 and 23, … more
A chemist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has developed a portable version of his method for recovering trace … more
The Organization of Scientific Area Committees for Forensic Science (OSAC) has released its December 2015 monthly newsletter to communicate … more
The Organization of Scientific Area Committees for Forensic Science (OSAC) has released its November 2015 monthly newsletter to communicate … more
Watch the imprint of a tire track in soft mud, and it will slowly blur, the ridges of the pattern gradually flowing into the valleys. Researchers … more
OSAC Opens Public Comment Period for Five Existing Standards for Potential Inclusion on the OSAC Registry of Approved Standards Forensic science … more
#NISTForensics We are pleased to introduce our two keynote speakers for the first-ever International Symposium on Forensic Science Error … more
As part of a national collaborative effort to strengthen the scientific basis for forensic evidence used in the criminal justice system, the U.S. … more
NIST's Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC), the 540-member group working to develop a uniform set of forensic science standards and … more