First Scientific Area Committee Meetings, February 2015

The first set of public meetings of NIST's Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC) was held last week in Orlando, Fla. The meetings included presentations and discussion of priorities for developing forensic science standards and guidelines for each forensic science discipline.

The meetings were webcast and available for the public to view. An archive of the webcast is expected to be posted on the February 2015 meeting page some time this week.
 
The first item on the meeting agenda was the Digital/Multimedia Scientific Area Committee.
 
Source: NIST
 
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