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ASB Newsletter—May 13, 2022

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat Join ANSI and the ASB in celebrating World Standards Week! The work of the ASB is being highlighted for it’s international impact on the Forensics Community! ANSI Spring 2022 Legal Issues Forum: Forensic Standards and Conformity Assessment As part of its spring 2022 World Standards Week (WSW) series of events, […]


NIST Publishes Review of Digital Forensic Methods

Source: Rich Press, Public Affairs Specialist, NIST The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published Digital Investigation Techniques: A NIST Scientific Foundation Review. This draft report, which will be open for public comment for 60 days, reviews the methods that digital forensic experts use to analyze evidence from computers, mobile phones, and other electronic […]


ASB Newsletter—April 22, 2022

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat Upcoming Standards Webinars and Presentations! ANSI Spring 2022 Legal Issues Forum: Forensic Standards and Conformity Assessment As part of its spring 2022 World Standards Week (WSW) series of events, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) will host a Legal Issues Forum on the theme, Forensic Standards and Conformity Assessment. The […]


ASB Newsletter—April 15, 2022

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat Upcoming Standards Webinars and Presentations! Standards: The Not-So-Missing Link – Webinar on April 21, 2022 Webinar on standards development and its application to forensic science! As part of a cooperative agreement with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) is offering a […]


ASB Newsletter—April 1, 2022

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat Upcoming Standards Webinars and Presentations! Standards: The Not-So-Missing Link – Webinar on April 21, 2022 Webinar on standards development and its application to forensic science! As part of a cooperative agreement with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) has created a […]


ASB Newsletter—March 25, 2022

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat Upcoming Standards Webinars and Presentations! Standards: The Not-So-Missing Link – Webinar on April 21, 2022 Webinar on standards development and its application to forensic science! As part of a cooperative agreement with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) has created a […]


ASB Newsletter—March 18, 2022

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat Upcoming Standards Webinars and Presentations! Standards: The Not-So-Missing Link – Webinar on April 21, 2022 Webinar on standards development and its application to forensic science! As part of a cooperative agreement with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) has created a […]


The 2022 International Association for Chemical Testing (IACT) Conference

Source: Jennifer F. Limoges, MS, ASB Vice Chair The International Association for Chemical Testing (IACT) Conference will be held April 10-15, 2022, in Tucson, AZ. The standards-related activities are highlighted below. STANDARDS-RELATED WORKSHOPS: Expert Testimony Training: 300 Level (Randall Beatty and Jennie Duffy) This workshop will take an in-depth look at presenting scientific evidence. Participants […]


FEPAC Call for Comments on Proposed Update to Standard 4.3 Program Director

Source: Nancy J. Jackson, Accreditation & Outreach Coordinator Pursuant to the Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC) Policies and Procedures, Policy 1.4 Scope of Accreditation, FEPAC promotes academic quality through the formal accreditation of forensic science programs in the United States and abroad. FEPAC accredits forensic science education programs that lead to a bachelor’s […]


Forensic Science Organization to Draft Standards for Sexual Assault Examinations

Source: Rich Press, Public Affairs Specialist, NIST OSAC seeks qualified applicants for new forensic nursing subcommittee The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced today that the Organization of Scientific Area Committees for Forensic Science (OSAC), which is administered by NIST, will launch a new subcommittee that will draft standards for collecting physical evidence […]


NIST Publishes Review of DNA Mixture Interpretation Methods

Source: Rich Press, Public Affairs Specialist, NIST The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published DNA Mixture Interpretation: A Scientific Foundation Review. This draft report, which will be open for public comment for 60 days before being published in final form, reviews the methods that forensic laboratories use to interpret evidence containing a mixture of […]


Handwriting Examiners in the Digital Age

Source: Rich Press, Public Affairs Specialist, NIST People are writing more than ever with their keyboards and phones, but handwritten notes have become rare. Even signatures are going out of style. Most credit card purchases no longer require them, and if they do, you can usually just scratch one out with your fingernail. The age-old […]


ASB Newsletter—April 16, 2021

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat ASB Documents Open for Public Comment The ASB encourages all interested parties to provide comments on documents in progress. The public comment period has opened for: Recirculation* – ASB Standard 140, Standard for Training in Forensic Human Mitochondrial DNA Analysis, Interpretation, Comparison, Statistical Evaluation, and Reporting, First Edition (Comment Deadline, […]


DNAmix 2021—Request for Participation

Source: Kristy Kadash, PhD CALLING ALL DNA ANALYSTS QUESTION—If two labs are given the same mixture (as an electropherogram) and the same person of interest, how consistent are the statistical responses and categorical interpretations? And what factors explain any differences in responses? DNAmix2021 is a large-scale independent study being conducted to evaluate the extent of […]


NIST Study Will Help Labs Distinguish Between Hemp and Marijuana

Source: Rich Press, Public Affairs Specialist, NIST The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is launching an interlaboratory comparison study aimed at helping labs make the accurate Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) measurements needed to distinguish between hemp and marijuana. For this study, NIST will send samples of hemp and marijuana plant material to labs that will […]


The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Announces A Safer Way to Train Detection Dogs

Source: Rich Press, Public Affairs Specialist, NIST Trained dogs are incredible chemical sensors, far better at detecting explosives, narcotics, and other substances than even the most advanced technological device. But one challenge is that dogs have to be trained, and training them with real hazardous substances can be inconvenient and dangerous. Scientists at NIST have […]


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

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 […]


FEPAC Calls for Comments on Proposed Crime Scene Investigation Standards

Source: Nancy J. Jackson, AAFS Accreditation and Outreach Coordinator The Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC) is asking for your comments on and reaction to the proposed standards shown below for academic programs in Crime Scene Investigation. Background: Based on surveys conducted over the past several years, FEPAC has developed a set of standards […]