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Department of Commerce

Consolidating Federal Statistical Agencies

Currently there are more than 70 federal agencies dealing and/or involved with statistical analysis and data collections. Within the Department of Commerce alone, there are two statistical agencies: Bureau of the Census (Census) and Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). At the Department of Labor, there is another agency, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), performing similar but slightly different statistical functions for... 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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