COPAFS
 

Federal Committee on Statistical Methodology (FCSM) 
2012 Policy Seminar

Collaborating to Achieve Innovation and Efficiencies: Advances and Opportunities

 

Held December 4 - 5, 2012
Washington Convention Center

 

Robert M. Groves, Georgetown University
 
 
1. Changing Organizational Structures to Achieve Innovation and Efficiencies
(Organizers:Brian Harris-Kojetin, OMB; Chris Chapman, NCES; Patrick Flanagan, NRCS; Renee Miller, EIA)
 
Chair:  Adam Sieminski, Energy Information Administration
Panelists:
Nancy Potok, U.S. Census Bureau 
Joe Reilly, National Agricultural Statistical Service
Howard Gruenspecht, Energy Information Administration
Jack Buckley, National Center for Education Statistics 
 
2.  Dueling Official Statistics: What Would It Take to Call a Truce?
(Organizers:Deborah Griffin, Census; Jennifer Madans, NCHS; William Sabol, BJS; Renee Miller, EIA; Dennis Fixler, BEA; Nancy Bates, Census; Steve Cohen, AHRQ)
 
Chair:  Jack Galvin, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Speakers:
Deborah Griffin, U.S. Census Bureau
Julie Weeks, National Center for Health Statistics
William Sabol, Bureau of Justice Statistics
Howard R. Hogan, U.S. Census Bureau
Discussant:
Jennifer Madans, National Center for Health Statistics
 
3. Program and Policy Issues Associated with Integrating Adaptive Design in Federal Surveys
(Organizers:Deborah Griffin, Census; Nancy Bates, Census; Jennifer Madans, NCHS)
 
Chair:  Tom Mesenbourg, U.S. Census Bureau
Speakers:
Considering Culture and Policy in the New Era of Adaptive Survey Design
Michael Thieme, U.S. Census Bureau
Renee Gindi, National Center for Health Statistics
William D. Mosher, National Center for Health Statistics
Adaptive Design and Sample Management: Issues in Establishment Surveys
Jaki S. McCarthy, National Agricultural Statistics Service
 
4. New Ideas in Dissemination and Table Display 
(Organizers:Steve H. Cohen, NCSES; Steven B. Cohen, AHRQ; Jeri Mulrow, NCSES)
 
Chair:  Patricia Hu, Bureau of Transportation Statistics
Speakers:
Robin Pentola, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics
OntheMap (pptx)
Matthew Graham, U.S. Census Bureau
Carol Sniegoski, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Jeff Rhoades, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
  
5. Data Communities Coming Together to Support the Enhanced Use of Administrative Records  
(Organizers: Shelly Martinez, OMB, Bill Iwig, NASS, John Eltinge, BLS)
 
Chair:  Susan Boehmer, Internal Revenue Service
Panelists:
Shelly Wilkie Martinez, Office of Management and Budget
Shelley Metzenbaum, (invited) Office of Management and Budget 
Dennis Culhane, University of Pennsylvania
Robert Goerge, University of Chicago
 
6. Development and Policy-Relevant Applications of Small Domain Estimates  
(Organizers: Nat Schenker, NCHS; Gordon Willis, NCI; John Eltinge, BLS; Brian Harris-Kojetin, OMB)
 
Chair:  James Lynch, Bureau of Justice Statistics
Speakers:
Benmei Liu, National Cancer Institute
Pavlina Rumcheva, National Center for Health Statistics
Patrick Joyce, U.S. Census Bureau
Discussants:
Alan Zaslavsky, Harvard University
John Eltinge, Bureau of Labor Statistics
 
7. New Perspectives on the Quality of Administrative Data  
(Organizers: Bill Iwig, NASS; John Eltinge, BLS; Shelly Martinez, OMB)
 
Chair:  Barry Nussbaum, Environmental Protection Agency
Speakers:
Bill Iwig, National Agricultural Statistical Service
Matt Greene, National Center for Education Statistics 
Gerry Ramker, Bureau of Justice Statistics
Eric Miller, National Center for Health Statistics
David Stevens, Jacob France Institute, University of Baltimore
 
8. Protecting Confidential Statistical Data: The Impact of Government Wide Cybersecurity Initiatives  
(Organizers: Marilyn Seastrom, NCES; Chris Chapman, BLS)
 
Chair: John Gawalt, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics
Panelists:
Jake Bournazian, Energy Information Administration
Eve Powell-Griner, National Center for Health Statistics
Paul Bugg, Office of Management and Budget
Discussant:
Hermann Habermann, Committee on National Statistics, Consultant
 
9. How Do Stakeholders React to Revisions and What Can Agencies Do to Help to Clarify Their Use 
(Organizers: William Sabol, BJS; Dennis Fixler, BEA)
 
Chair: Steve Landefeld, Bureau of Economic Analysis
Panelists:
Katharine Abraham, Council of Economic Advisors
Harry Vroomen, The Fertilizer Institute
Joe Gfroerer, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Neil Irwin, Washington Post
 
10. New Directions in Measuring Race and Ethnicity: Implications From the 2010 Census Alternative Questionnaire Experiment
(Organizers: Brian Harris-Kojetin, OMB)
 
Chair:  Manuel de la Puente, Social Security Administration
Panelists:
Nicholas Jones, U.S. Census Bureau
Roberto Ramirez, U.S. Census Bureau
Marilyn Seastrom, National Center for Education Statistics
Susan Schechter, National Opinion Research Center
 
11. Does Cloud Computing Offer a Viable Option of the Control of Statistical Data: How Safe are Clouds?
(Organizers: Marilyn Seastrom, NCES; Chris Chapman, BLS)
 
Chair:  Jack Buckley, National Center for Education Statistics
Panelists:
Harry Lee, U.S. Census Bureau
Marilyn Seastrom, National Center for Education Statistics
Brian Taylor, National Center for Education Statistics
Discussant:    
Scott Bernard, Office of Management and Budget
 
12. Enhancements in Federal Data Resources to Inform the Affordable Care Act
(Organizers: Steven B. Cohen, AHRQ; Jennifer Madans, NCHS)
 
Chair:  Margo Schwab, Office of Management and Budget
Panelists:
Steven B. Cohen, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Clarice Brown, National Center for Health Statistics
Jim Scanlon, Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, HHS
Jason Petroski, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services