9:00 – 9:15 Welcome and Report from the Board of Directors – Linda Jacobsen, Chair COPAFS Board of Directors
9:15 – 9:30 Update on Federal Statistics – John Thompson, Executive Director COPAFS
9:30 – 11:00 Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking Report and Recommendations – Chair Katharine G. Abraham, University of Maryland and Co-Chair Ron Haskins, Brookings Institution
Dr. Abraham and Dr. Haskins will discuss the September 7, 2017 Commission Report including recommendations
11:00 –12:00 Discussants – Charles Rothwell, Director for the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) and Felice Levine, Executive Director of the American Educational Research Association (AERA)
Dr. Rothwell will address implications of the Committee Report from a Federal Statistical Agency perspective. Dr. Levine will address the Commission Report from a federal statistics stakeholder perspective
12:00 – 1:00 Networking Lunch (on site)
1:00 – 2:00 Boosting Public Confidence and Trust in Federal Statistics – Ron Wasserstein, Executive Director of the American Statistical Association
Dr. Wasserstein will discuss an American Statistical Association initiative to increase public confidence and trust of federal statistics.
2:00 – 3:00 New Analysis of Federal Fund Allocation – Andrew Reamer, Research Professor, George Washington University
Dr. Reamer will discuss the results of his project – Counting For Dollars: The Role of the Decennial Census in the Geographic Distribution of Federal Funds – a new analysis of federal fund allocation.
3:00 – 3:30 COPAFS Business Meeting