Sorg named to National Institutes of Standards and Technology/Department of Justice committee

Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center’s Marcella Sorg has been named to a joint National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)/Department of Justice (DOJ) Crime Scene/Death Investigation Scientific Area Committee, based within the Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC).

NIST is establishing OSAC to strengthen the nation’s use of forensic science by supporting the development and promulgation of forensic science consensus documentary standards and guidelines, determining each forensic discipline’s research and measurement standards needs and ensuring that a sufficient scientific basis exists for each discipline. As noted on the NIST website,  “OSAC will coordinate development of standards and guidelines for the forensic science community to improve quality and consistency of work in the forensic science community.”