The National Institute of Standards and TechnologyÂ has established a subcommittee dedicated to digital evidenceÂ under theÂ Organization of Scientific Area CommitteesÂ as the institute aims toÂ further build upÂ the field of forensic scienceÂ in the U.S.
Up to 20 voting positions are open to forensic science practitioners and researchers on OSAC’s digital evidence subcommittee, which will helpÂ create standards and guidelines for the field of study, NIST said Monday.
ItÂ will be part of the IT/Multimedia Scientific Area Committee after its approval byÂ OSAC’s Forensic Science Standards Board earlier this month.
According to NIST, parties interested in the voting positions can applyÂ untilÂ the end ofÂ September.
The institute willÂ also sponsorÂ a Forensic Science Center of ExcellenceÂ that will work to facilitate interdisciplinary researchÂ withinÂ the studyÂ of digital evidenceÂ betweenÂ higher education institutions and nonprofit organizations.
Applications for participation in the CoE will be acceptedÂ through Dec. 11.