Dear ASCLD Colleagues,

As you may know, ASCLD partners with ANSI to serve as the Secretariat, or administrator, of the United States Technical Advisory Group (US TAG) which represents the United States at ISO’s Technical Committee on Forensic Science (TC 272). For the past several years, TC 272 has been developing a five-part series of standards (ISO 21043) about the forensic science process consisting of terms and definitions, collection, analysis, interpretation, and reporting.

Because of the pandemic, TC 272 has been meeting virtually and just wrapped up a three-month long series of meetings this week. Members of the US TAG have given many hours and done a tremendous amount of work trying to build consensus and adjudicate comments from twenty-two nations. We are grateful for the work of the US TAG on this project. Look for more information on ISO 21043 and the US TAG in the 2021 edition of the ASCLD Executive Education Digest which will be sent to our membership later this month.

Have a terrific week!

Be well,


Erin P. Forry
ASCLD President