Special Programs Office
100 Bureau Drive, Stop 4701
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8102
OSAC is part of an initiative by NIST and the Department of Justice to strengthen forensic science in the United States. The organization is a collaborative body of more than 500 forensic science practitioners and other experts who represent local, state, and federal agencies; academia; and industry. NIST has established OSAC to support the development and promulgation of forensic science consensus documentary standards and guidelines, and to ensure that a sufficient scientific basis exists for each discipline.
Use the clickable OSAC graphic (below) or the navigation box on the left to learn more about each OSAC component. See also our traditional organization chart (PDF).
See the OSAC charter & bylaws, terms of reference, and other public materials in the OSAC Library.