The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Launches an Updated Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC) for Forensic Science

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Source: Rich Press, Public Affairs Specialist, NIST

Changes to the OSAC’s structure include the addition of a new Scientific Area Committee (SAC) for forensic medicine and the separation of the chemistry SAC into two SACs, each focused on a different aspect of forensic chemistry. Closely related subcommittees have been combined, reducing their number from 25 to 22. The organization also now allows for the formation of interdisciplinary committees to address topics that span multiple traditional forensic disciplines. These changes will improve internal coordination and reduce duplication of effort. For detailed information, click HERE.