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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Seminar on Voluntary Technology Standards in Criminal Justice

Attend or livestream the next Research for the Real World Seminar, "Using Voluntary Standards and Conformity Assessment to Achieve NIJ's Mission" on June 27, 2017 from 10:30 a.m. to noon.
In partnership with law enforcement and manufacturers, the National Institute of Justice maintains active standards for equipment, including ballistic- and stab-resistant body armor; restraints; bomb suits; chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear protective gear; and offender tracking systems.
On June 27, at NIJ in Washington, D.C, seminar panelists will discuss current work with a standards development organization to revise, test and coordinate standards for biometrics applications, safety equipment certification and civil disturbance unit personal protective equipment. Panelists include:
  • Lt. Alan L. Hanson, Fairfax County Police Department
  • Melissa Taylor, National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • Bill Fitihian, Safety Equipment Institute, Inc.
  • Jeff Horlick, National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • Mark Greene (Moderator), National Institute of Justice
To register to attend in-person or livestream, or get notified when the recording is online, go to

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