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[1 Oct 2017 | One Comment | 559 views]
Bachelor’s, Master’s Statistics and Biostatistics Degree Growth Strong Through 2016

Bachelor’s and master’s degrees earned in statistics and biostatistics continue their strong growth, while doctoral degrees are up only a couple percent from 2015 to 2016.

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[1 Jul 2017 | No Comment | 150 views]

Steve Pierson, ASA director of science policy, breaks down the government’s FY17 final budget and reviews the FY18 requested budgets for federal statistical agencies.

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[1 Apr 2017 | 2 Comments | 336 views]

We invited Hubert Hamer—administrator of the National Agricultural Statistics Service—to respond to a few questions so readers could learn more about him and the agency he leads.

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[1 Apr 2017 | No Comment | 53 views]

To raise the profile of statisticians within the federal government, the ASA’s science policy department staff have been nominating members to various advisory committees and boards in different government agencies. The ASA’s science policy fellow, Amy Nussbaum, talks about some of those nominations here.

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[1 Dec 2016 | No Comment | 160 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 | Comments Off on Statistics, Biostatistics Degree Growth Sustained Through 2015 | 1,552 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 | Comments Off on DHHS Administration for Children and Families Uses Rigorous Evaluation | 215 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 | Comments Off on Evidence-Based Policy at the U.S. Department of Labor | 394 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 | Comments Off on Leadership Is Listening: Data-Driven Decision-Making at NIGMS | 576 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 | Comments Off on Final FY16 Spending Bill Provides Increases for NIH, Census, Statistical Agencies | 247 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.