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[1 Oct 2015 | No Comment | 120 views]
Statistics Degrees Continue Strong Growth

The 2014 degree data released in late August by the National Center for Education Statistics reveal continued strong growth of undergraduate and graduate statistics and biostatistics degrees.

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[1 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 898 views]
FY16 Budget Request Position NIH, NSF, and Federal Statistical Agencies Well for Congressional Deliberations

President Obama’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2016 (FY16) contains healthy increases for the NIH, NSF, and many federal statistical agencies, but realizing proposed increases will be a challenge with sequestration levels back in place.

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[1 Feb 2015 | 3 Comments | 498 views]
FY15 Budgets for NIH, NSF, Federal Statistical Agencies Finalized

Here is the breakdown of the final FY15 budgets for NIH, NSF, and other primary statistical agencies.

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[1 Sep 2014 | One Comment | 1,745 views]
Bachelor’s Degrees in Statistics Surge Another 20%

The recently released 2013 statistics and biostatistics degree data from the National Center for Education Statistics show continued robust growth for bachelor’s degrees.

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[1 May 2014 | One Comment | 411 views]
FY15 Budget Request Provides Mixed News for NIH, NSF, Statistical Agencies

Delayed a month because of the broader budget negotiations, the Obama Administration’s FY15 budget request was released in March. The ASA’s director of science policy explains how it will affect the statistical agencies.

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[1 Mar 2014 | Comments Off on NIH, NSF, Statistical Agencies Receive Final FY14 Budgets | 397 views]
NIH, NSF, Statistical Agencies Receive Final FY14 Budgets

Just over three months into the current fiscal year, Congress and the president finalized the fiscal year 2014 (FY14) budgets, a move facilitated by the December budget deal easing sequestration for both FY14 and FY15.

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[1 Jan 2014 | One Comment | 781 views]
Open Data: More Questions Than Answers

Jonathan Auerbach discusses the challenges related to the open data movement.

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[1 Dec 2013 | 2 Comments | 339 views]

ASA Director of Science Policy Steve Pierson discusses three compelling reasons to one day have a statistical scientist heading the NSF, reasons that can be easily generalized to other agencies/bodies.

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[1 Dec 2013 | One Comment | 1,345 views]

Just as statistical scientists bring invaluable skills to Big Data from the perspective of data quality and analysis, they are essential from the privacy perspective, as well. In this guest column, Julia Lane and Victoria Stodden—chair and member of the ASA Privacy and Confidentiality Committee, respectively—discuss the complex privacy issues inherent in Big Data and outline the challenges to statistical scientists for addressing these issues.

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[1 Nov 2013 | One Comment | 316 views]

Few high-profile science-related initiatives focus on statistical science. ASA Science Policy Director, Steve Pierson asks: What does the statistical science community need to do to see statistic science initiatives in the future?