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

 

Keynote Speech
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:
Responding to a Challenging Future (pdf)
Nancy Potok, U.S. Census Bureau 
Achieving Innovation and Efficiencies through Organizational Change at USDA-NASS (pptx)
Joe Reilly, National Agricultural Statistical Service
EIA’s Reorganization (pptx)
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:
The Reality of Dueling Official Estimates (pptx)
Deborah Griffin, U.S. Census Bureau
Minimizing Differences through Cross Agency Development of Methods (ppt)
Julie Weeks, National Center for Health Statistics
Understanding Sources of Differences from Interagency Research (pptx)
William Sabol, Bureau of Justice Statistics
Reducing User Confusion with Joint Data Releases and User Education (pdf)
Howard R. Hogan, U.S. Census Bureau
Discussant:
Dueling Estimates:  Closing Thoughts (pptx)
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
Responsive Design on the National Health Interview Survey: Opportunities and Challenges (pptx)
Renee Gindi, National Center for Health Statistics
Responsive Design and Management in the National Survey of Family Growth (pptx)
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:
Science & Engineering Indicators State Data Tool (pptx)
Robin Pentola, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics
OntheMap (pptx)
Matthew Graham, U.S. Census Bureau
AHRQ's MONAHRQ tool:  Innovative Reports on Healthcare Quality Data (pdf)
Carol Sniegoski, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) Web Analytical Tools (pptx)
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 
Integrating Data across Government Services (pptx)
Dennis Culhane, University of Pennsylvania
Breaking down and cutting across silos (pptx)
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:
The Role of Local Specificity in the Interpretation of Small Area Estimates (pptx)
Benmei Liu, National Cancer Institute
Improving Small-Area Health Data: Developing an Outcome Screening Procedure to Support Small-Area Estimation Models (pdf)
Pavlina Rumcheva, National Center for Health Statistics
Application of a Small-Area Model for a Voting Rights Act Tabulation (pdf)
Patrick Joyce, U.S. Census Bureau
Discussants:
Comments: The Big Picture for Small Areas (pptx)
Alan Zaslavsky, Harvard University
Discussion: Managing Small Domain Estimation Applications in the Context of General Survey Design (pptx)
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:
Assessing the Quality of Administrative Data (pptx)
Bill Iwig, National Agricultural Statistical Service
Aligning Perspectives on Administrative Data - Building Support for Data Use (ppt)
Matt Greene, National Center for Education Statistics 
Data Quality Issues Affecting Statistical Uses of Federal and State Criminal Records (pptx)
Gerry Ramker, Bureau of Justice Statistics
What’s in a Name – Accounting for Naming Conventions in NCHS Data Linkages (pptx)
Eric Miller, National Center for Health Statistics
How Good is Good Enough? (docx)
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:
Controlled Unclassified Information (pptx)
Jake Bournazian, Energy Information Administration
CUI Statistical: Collaborative Efforts of Federal Statistical Agencies (ppt)
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:
Results from the 2010 Census Race and Hispanic Origin Alternative Questionnaire Experiment (pptx)
Nicholas Jones, U.S. Census Bureau
Roberto Ramirez, U.S. Census Bureau
Reporting of Race and Ethnicity Data at NCES (ppt)
Marilyn Seastrom, National Center for Education Statistics
New Directions in Measuring Race and Ethnicity: Implications From the 2010 Census Alternative Questionnaire Experiment (pptx)
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:
Does Cloud Computing Offer a Viable Option for the Control of Statistical Data: How Safe Are Clouds (pptx)
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:
Capacity of MEPS to Inform Provisions of the Affordable Care Act (pdf)
Steven B. Cohen, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Survey Enhancements to Inform the Affordable Care Act (pptx)
Clarice Brown, National Center for Health Statistics
HHS Data Enhancements to Monitor Implementation and Impact of Health Reform (ppt)
Jim Scanlon, Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, HHS
CMS Data Resources Informing the Affordable Care Act  (pdf)
Jason Petroski, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services


FCSM 2012 Policy Seminar Program (pdf)

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