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Department of Defense

Save millions by doing DoD Test & Eval using science not opinion

The old style: Some 'expert' says: 'Run 100 trials.' His opinion: the new system is same as the old one. Results: 50% of the time it's a wrong conclusion, and very, very wasteful of test resources. Far too many tests, or far too few !
New style: Integrate correct Statistical Methods into T&E sign-off. Forget buzzwords (like 'DOE'). Construct appropriate --'statistically defensible'--hypothesis tests. Be right at least... more »

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Department of Commerce

Eliminate Redundant Statistical Data Collection on the ACS

I see other ideas out there to consolidate the U.S. statistical systems and I agree those are worthy ideas. My idea flows into that concept but is something we can do as a first step.

Specifcally we could begin by targeting data items collected on the American Community Survey. This program costs the taxpayers $428 million and annoys over 3 million respondents a year. By systematically eliminating the collection of... more »

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