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[1 Dec 2016 | No Comment | 9 views]

This month’s guest science policy columnist is Arthur Kennickell. He makes suggestions for SOI to continue its success over the next century as it faces new challenges, demands, and opportunities. Kennickell’s suggestions also may help other federal statistical agencies.

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[1 Oct 2016 | No Comment | 1,233 views]
Statistics, Biostatistics Degree Growth Sustained Through 2015

Bachelor’s and master’s degrees earned in statistics and biostatistics continued their strong growth, while doctoral degrees were flat from 2014 to 2015.

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[1 Jun 2016 | No Comment | 168 views]
DHHS Administration for Children and Families Uses Rigorous Evaluation

Naomi Goldstein—deputy assistant secretary for planning, research, and evaluation at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families—writes about her agency’s evaluation policy.

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[2 May 2016 | No Comment | 310 views]
Evidence-Based Policy at the U.S. Department of Labor

Demetra Nightingale, chief evaluation officer for the U.S. Department of Labor (DoL), describes her office’s evidence-based approach for improving the effectiveness of DoL’s many programs.

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[1 Apr 2016 | No Comment | 536 views]

AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow Jake Basson writes about his data-driven decision-making work at the National Institute for General Medical Sciences—and what he’s found is encouraging.

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[1 Feb 2016 | No Comment | 153 views]

Steve Pierson, ASA Director of Science Policy, breaks down the Fiscal Year 2016 omnibus spending bill signed into law in December, which included needed increases for the National Institutes of Health and many federal statistical agencies.

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[1 Nov 2015 | Comments Off on Technological Advance and Economic Growth: Stagnation or Revival? | 384 views]
Technological Advance and Economic Growth: Stagnation or Revival?

In March 2011, Gordon Reikard published a widely read Amstat News piece, “Stimulating Economic Growth Through Technological Advance,” exploring the connection between investment in technology and economic growth. Revisiting the topic four and half years later, Reikard discusses the prospects for economic growth through the end of the decade.

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[1 Oct 2015 | 2 Comments | 1,093 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 | Comments Off on FY16 Budget Request Position NIH, NSF, and Federal Statistical Agencies Well for Congressional Deliberations | 1,053 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 | 708 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.