Office of Special Programs
100 Bureau Drive, Stop 4701
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8102
The resource committees will support all OSAC components on questions relating to law, work flow processes, and quality assurance.
The Human Factors Committee (HFC) provides guidance throughout the OSAC on the influence of systems design on human performance and on ways to minimize cognitive and confirmation bias and mitigate errors in complex tasks.
The Legal Resource Committee (LRC) provides guidance throughout the OSAC about the legal ramifications of forensic standards under development and input on presentation of forensic science results to the legal system.
The Quality Infrastructure Committee (QIC) will assemble and update a Forensic Science Code of Practice. It provides guidance on quality issues and provides impact statements that inform agency management about how specific standards may affect laboratory operations. It will also work with outside standards development organizations and accrediting bodies as needed.