News and Announcements
The National Institute of Justice and National Science Foundation signed a memorandum of understanding that establishes a framework for a partnership to leverage their respective strengths and resources. Under this memorandum, the two agencies will coordinate workshops and other educational and networking opportunities for their staffs and for researchers and practitioners in the field.
The ASA has joined other leading statistical societies to declare 2013 the International Year of Statistics in order to promote the importance of statistics to the broader scientific community, business and government data users, media, policymakers, employers, students, and the general public. Here, ASA Executive Director Ron Wasserstein describes the focus of the event.