The Science and Standards of Forensics

March 28, 2012

253 Russell Senate Office Building

Feature Image 3WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation announces a full committee hearing on the science and standards of forensics.  As the Committee develops forensics legislation, this hearing will serve as an opportunity to examine the role of federal science agencies in improving science and standards, including the longstanding work of the National Institute of Standards and Technology in advancing forensic science and ways the National Science Foundation could provide opportunities for basic research and graduate education in forensic fields.   

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Majority Statement

  • Chairman John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV

    U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

Witness Panel 1

  • Dr. Eric S. Lander

    President, Broad Institute of Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Co-Chair, President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology; Professor of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Professor of Systems Biology, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA
    Lander Testimony (68.86 KB)
  • The Honorable Patrick D. Gallagher

    Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology
    Director, National Institute of Standards and Technology, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • The Honorable Subra Suresh

    National Science Foundation
    Suresh Testimony (183.78 KB)