Responding to calls from the National Science Foundation and White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, three ASA groups wrote whitepapers detailing how statisticians can contribute to administration research initiatives and priorities. The whitepapers, profiled here, cover the BRAIN Initiative, the Big Data Research and Development Initiative, and climate change.
The annual Capitol Hill Exhibition to highlight research funding sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) took place during deliberations of NSF’s fiscal year 2015 budget and consideration of a controversial House Science, Space, and Technology Committee bill reauthorizing the NSF.
Amstat News invited John H. Thompson, director of the U.S. Census Bureau, to respond to a few questions so readers could learn more about him and the agency he leads. Read on to find out what he had to say.
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