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Department of Commerce

Consolidate the U.S. Statistical System to save money

Dozens of federal agencies produce statistics for the public (Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Stats, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Bureau of Justice Stats, etc.). Most of these agencies are staffed with statisticians, mathematicians, geographers, and survey methodology experts.

Combining the U.S. Statistical System into fewer agencies (or just one!), like most other countries, would reduce redundancy, consolidate resources,... more »

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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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