American Statistical Association Releases “The Nation’s Data at Risk” Report

On July 9, The American Statistical Association (ASA), in partnership with George Mason University, hosted a webinar and released a report focused on assessing the health of the principal federal statistical agencies. This webinar provided an overview of the most comprehensive and current assessment of the challenges facing the nation’s most vital statistics and the report detailed the findings and recommendations from the project team.

The team assessed the health of federal statistical agencies regarding professional autonomy, support from their parent agency, sufficiency of their budget and staffing, challenges and opportunities for data quality and innovation, and engagement with data users. The webinar also covered the framework and plans for future reports, which will be released annually.

ASA is a COSSA governing member organization. To learn more, you can visit the project’s website.


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