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March 2019

Recent Reports and Current Projects from the Committee on National Statistics​

March 1, 2019

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March 2019 Quarterly Meeting

March 1, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm EST
Bureau of Labor Statistics Conference Center, 2 Massachusetts Avenue NE,
Washington, DC, DC United States
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Coffee will be available at 8:30 a.m. Agenda Time Topic 9:00 - 9:15 Welcome and Report from the Board of Directors – Linda Jacobsen, Chair COPAFS Board of Directors Cynthia Clark,Executive Director, COPAFS 9:15 - 10:00 U.S. Small-Area Life Expectancy Estimates Project – TheUSALEEP project produced estimates of life expectancy at birth—the average number of years a person can expect to live—for most of the census tracts in the United States for the period 2010-2015. Shawna Webster, Executive Director, NAPHSIS…

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May 2019

May 2019 Quarterly Meeting

May 31, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm EDT
Bureau of Labor Statistics Conference Center, 2 Massachusetts Avenue NE,
Washington, DC, DC United States
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Coffee will be available at 8:30 a.m. Agenda Time Topic 9:00 - 9:15 Welcome and Report from the Board of Directors – Linda Jacobsen, Chair COPAFS Board of Directors Cynthia Clark,Executive Director, COPAFS 9:15 - 10:00 Update on the Federal Statistical System – Nancy Potok, Chief Statistician of the United States, Office of Management and Budget. 10:00 - 12:00 Statistical Agency Heads Panel I Paul Farello, BEA’s Associate Director for International Accounts Hubert Hamer, Administrator, National Agricultural Statistics Service Ted…

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June 2019

Stats For America Annual Conference

June 3, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm EDT
Bureau of Labor Statistics Conference Center, 2 Massachusetts Avenue NE,
Washington, DC, DC United States
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Connecting Statistical Agencies and their Users Bureau of Labor Statistics, Janet Norwood Conference Center The public data produced by the federal government has a uniquely important role to play in understanding the issues that impact our nation. But in a world that’s become flush with data: What are the unique advantages of these public data assets? How can journalists, researchers, and communications professional find and use these assets? What are the statistical agencies doing to make their data more accessible?…

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September 2019

September 2019 Quarterly Meeting

September 6, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm EDT
Bureau of Labor Statistics Conference Center, 2 Massachusetts Avenue NE,
Washington, DC, DC United States
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Coffee will be available at 8:30 a.m. Agenda Time Topic 9:00 - 9:15 Welcome and Report from the Board of Directors – Linda Jacobsen, Chair COPAFS Board of Directors Cynthia Clark,Executive Director, COPAFS 9:15 - 10:00 Update on the Federal Statistical System – Nancy Potok, Chief Statistician of the United States, Office of Management and Budget. 10:00 - 11:00 NCSES Skilled Technical Workforce project update - John Finamore and Vicki Lancaster, Social & Decision Analytics Division, Biocomplexity Institute & Initiative…

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Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Funded Workshop on Tiered Data Access September Planning Workshop

September 16, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm EDT
NORC at University of Chicago, 4350 E W Hwy
Bethesda, MD United States
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Agenda “What is the best way to evaluate the risk and utility of government data sets in order to provide the most access possible?” Time Topic 8:30 – 9:00 Check-In and Welcome 9:00 – 9:15 Welcome, Introductions, Overview of Agenda – Cynthia Clark,  COPAFS 9:15 – 10:00 What did the Commission recommend for Data Access, and what did the Foundations do for Data Access?  Nick Hart, Data Coalition 10:00 – 11:00 Building Access Infrastructure – Challenges of Tiered Access –…

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December 2019

December 2019 Quarterly Meeting

December 6, 2019 @ 4:00 am - 10:30 am EST
Bureau of Labor Statistics Conference Center, 2 Massachusetts Avenue NE,
Washington, DC, DC United States
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Coffee will be available at 8:30 a.m. Agenda  Time Topic 9:00 - 9:15 Welcome and Report from the Board of Directors – Linda Jacobsen, Chair COPAFS Board of Directors Cynthia Clark, Executive Director, COPAFS 9:15 - 10:00 Update on the Federal Statistical System – Nancy Potok, Chief Statistician of the United States, Office of Management and Budget 10:00 - 11:00 Using CPS data to measure unauthorized immigration, Jeffery Passel, Pew 11:00 – 12:00 2020 Census Communications, Maria Olmedo Malagon, Census…

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January 2020

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Funded Workshop on Tiered Data Access January Workshop

January 30, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm EST
District Architecture Center, 421 7th Street NW
Washington, DC, DC 20004 United States
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Agenda Time Topic 8:30 – 9:00 Registration Opens (Coffee and Pastries Available) 9:00 – 9:15 Welcoming Remarks – Cynthia Clark, COPAFS 9:15 – 10:00 Frameworks – the Five Safes (and others) Presentation: Tiered Access: A Framework and Practical Approach, Julia Lane, NYU Resource: Five Safes: designing data access for research, Tanvi Dsai , Felix Ritchie, Richard Welpton, University of Essex 10:00 – 11:00 The Safes – Small Discussion Groups 11:00 – 12:00 Report on Discussions to Workshop Group 12:00 –…

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February 2020

NIEM Statistics Symposium, NIEM Management Office

February 19, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
Census Bureau Headquarters, Conference Room 2 4600 Silver Hill Road
Hillcrest Heights, MD 20746 United States
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This symposium is an opportunity for members of the Federal Statistical System and other key statistics practitioners to learn more about the National Information Exchange Model. Click on website link for more information, agenda, location, directions and registration.

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March 2020

March 2020 Quarterly Meeting

March 6, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm EST
Bureau of Labor Statistics Conference Center, 2 Massachusetts Avenue NE,
Washington, DC, DC United States
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Coffee will be available at 8:30 a.m. Agenda Time Topic 9:00 - 9:15 Welcome and Report from the Board of Directors – Felice Levine, Chair COPAFS Board of Directors Cynthia Clark, Executive Director, COPAFS 9:15 - 9:45 Update on the Federal Statistical System – Kerrie Leslie, Office of the Chief Statistician of the United States, Office of Management and Budget. 9:45 - 11:00 Update on the Federal Data Strategy, and the First Year Action Plan -- Panel Presentation Nick Hart,…

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June 2020

June 2020 Quarterly Meeting

June 5, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm EDT
Virtual Meeting DC

Agenda Time Topic 9:00 - 9:15 Welcome and Report from the Board of Directors – Felice Levine, Chair COPAFS Board of Directors 9:15 - 10:00 Update on the Federal Statistical System – Kerrie Leslie, Office of the Chief Statistician of the United States, Office of Management and Budget. 10:00 - 11:00 Federal Agency Update Panel 1   Ron Jarmin, Deputy Director, U.S. Census Bureau, DOC,   Mary Bohman, Acting Director, Bureau of economic Analysis, DOC (Update on BEA's Statistics)  …

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Confidentiality and Data Access Webinar 1

June 25, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
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The Council of Professional Associations on Federal Statistics is hosting an eight session webinar series on Confidentiality and Data Access. The webinar series will feature eight sessions from the planned April FCSM 2020 Research and Policy Conference. The series will be held on selected Thursday afternoons from 3:00 p.m to 4:30 p.m. from June through October. Registration is now open for the first webinar in the series. It will be a panel discussion on assessing privacy risk, focusing on reconstruction…

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July 2020

Confidentiality and Data Access Webinar 2

July 9, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
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FCSM and COPAFS are hosting an eight session webinar series on Confidentiality and Data Access. The series will be held on selected Thursday afternoons from 3:00PM to 4:30PM from June through October. The second webinar in the series will consist of presentations focused on privacy and accuracy for 2020 Census Data Products. It will take place on Thursday July 9, 2020 at 3:00PM. We hope you will be able to join us for what promises to be an important discussion.…

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Confidentiality and Data Access Webinar 3

July 23, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
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FCSM and COPAFS are hosting an eight session webinar series on Confidentiality and Data Access. The series will be held on selected Thursday afternoons from 3:00PM to 4:30PM from June through October. The third webinar in the series will consist of presentations focused on privacy and the American Community Survey. It will take place on Thursday July 23, 2020 at 3:00PM. We hope you will be able to join us for what promises to be an important discussion. There is…

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August 2020

Confidentiality and Data Access Webinar 4

August 13, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
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FCSM and COPAFS are hosting an eight session webinar series on Confidentiality and Data Access. The series will be held on selected Thursday afternoons from 3:00PM to 4:30PM from June through October. The third webinar in the series will consist of a panel discussion on Disclosure Review Boards. It will take place on Thursday August 13, 2020 at 3:00PM. We hope you will be able to join us for what promises to be an important discussion. There is no charge…

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September 2020

Confidentiality and Data Access Webinar 5

September 3, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
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FCSM and COPAFS are hosting an eight session webinar series on Confidentiality and Data Access. The series will be held on selected Thursday afternoons from 3:00PM to 4:30PM from June through October. The fifth webinar in the series will feature four presentations from government and industry on Disclosure review risk assessment. It will take place on Thursday September 3, 2020 at 3:00PM. We hope you will be able to join us for what promises to be an important discussion. There…

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Democratizing Our Data: A Manifesto

September 8, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
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Democratizing Our Data: A Manifesto A Discussion with Julia Lane COPAFS will host a discussion with Dr. Julia Lane (NYU) about her soon to be released book: Democratizing Our Data: A Manifesto. In this highly anticipated work, Lane delivers a persuasive, evidence-based argument for building a new public data system in order to safeguard privacy and improve the government's ability to implement policy initiatives. The book is set for release on September 1, 2020. From MIT Press: A wake-up call…

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September 2020 Quarterly Meeting

September 11, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT
Virtual Meeting DC

Time Topic 9:00 - 9:15 Welcome Paul Schroeder, Executive Director, COPAFS 9:15 - 9:45 Update on the Federal Statistical System Shelly Martinez, Office of Management and Budget. 9:45 - 10:45 Pivoting for the Pandemic: Changes to the Household and the Business Survey Components of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) David Kashihara, AHRQ 10:45 – 11:45 Do I need an umbrella today? BEA & BLS Detailed Data for Making Better Decisions Brian Barnier, CUNY 11:45 – 12:45 Lunch Break 12:45…

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Confidentiality and Data Access Webinar 6

September 17, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
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FCSM and COPAFS are hosting an eight session webinar series on Confidentiality and Data Access. The series will be held on selected Thursday afternoons from 3:00PM to 4:30PM from June through October. The sixth webinar in the series will consist of 4 presentations on Advances in Disclosure Avoidance followed by a discussion led by Tom Krenzke from Westat. It will take place on Thursday September 17, 2020 at 3:00PM. We hope you will be able to join us for what…

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FCSM 2020 Fall Conference

September 21, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
Bureau of Labor Statistics Conference Center, 2 Massachusetts Avenue NE,
Washington, DC, DC United States
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A fall conference on September 21, 2020 will be held both virtually and in-person at the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The tentative conference schedule is below, check back to FCSM2020 for more details. 2020 FCSM Fall Conference: September 21, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Keynote Speaker: John Friedman, Brown University. Policy sessions featuring Statistical Officials, Chief Data Officers, Evaluation Officers and OMB on: An overview of the Evidence Act Implementing the Evidence Act Using statistical data for evaluation Data Ethics…

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October 2020

Confidentiality and Data Access Webinar 7

October 1, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
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FCSM and COPAFS are hosting an eight session webinar series on Confidentiality and Data Access. The series will be held on selected Thursday afternoons from 3:00PM to 4:30PM from June through October. The seventh webinar in the series will consist of a panel discussion on Disclosure in an Era of Administrative Records and Data Sharing. It will take place on Thursday October 1, 2020 at 3:00PM. We hope you will be able to join us for what promises to be…

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Confidentiality and Data Access Webinar 8

October 15, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
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FCSM and COPAFS are hosting an eight session webinar series on Confidentiality and Data Access. The series will be held on selected Thursday afternoons from 3:00PM to 4:30PM from June through October. The eighth webinar in the series will consist of a panel discussion on Reducing Barriers to Researcher Access. It will take place on Thursday October 15, 2020 at 3:00PM. We hope you will be able to join us for what promises to be an important discussion. There is…

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December 2020

December 2020 Quarterly Meeting

December 4, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm EST
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Time Topic 9:00 - 9:15 Welcome Felice Levine, Chair 9:15 - 9:30 Report from Board of Directors Paul Schroeder, Executive Director, COPAFS 9:30 - 10:00 Update on the Federal Statistical System Kerrie Leslie, Office of Management and Budget 10:00 – 11:00 Agency Reorganization as a Means to Improve Economic Statistics Erica Groshen, Cornell University Michael Horrigan, Upjohn Institute 11:00 – 12:00 Introduction to Process Data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Emmanuel Sikali & Daniel McGrath, NCES 12:00…

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March 2021

March 2021 Quarterly Meeting

March 5 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm EST
Virtual Meeting DC

  Time Topic 9:00 - 9:15 Welcome/Report from Board of Directors Felice Levine, Chair 9:15 - 9:30 COPAFS Update Paul Schroeder, Executive Director, COPAFS 9:30 - 10:00 Update on the Federal Statistical System Kerrie Leslie, Office of Management and Budget 10:00 – 11:00 Ask US Panel: A Federal Statistical System Research Platform Aleia Yvonne Clark Fobia, Census Bureau 11:00 – 12:00 Innovative and Exciting Initiatives at NCSES Vipin Arora, NCSES 12:00 – 12:30 Lunch Break (30 minutes) 12:30 – 1:00 Update…

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June 2021

June 2021 Quarterly Meeting

June 4 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
Virtual Meeting DC

Time Topic 9:00 - 9:10 Welcome/Report from Board of Directors Felice Levine, Chair 9:10 - 9:20 COPAFS Update Paul Schroeder, Executive Director, COPAFS 9:20 - 10:00 Update on the Federal Statistical System Kerrie Leslie, Office of Management and Budget 10:00 – 11:00 Federal Agency Update – Panel 1 Doris James, BJS Update from the Bureau of Justice Ron Jarmin, U.S. Census Bureau Synthetic Data for ACS Respondent Privacy Hubert Hamer, NASS USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service 11:00 – 12:00 Federal…

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September 2021

September 2021 Quarterly Meeting

September 10 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT
Virtual Meeting DC

Time Topic 9:00 - 9:10 Welcome/Report from Board of Directors Felice Levine, Chair 9:10 - 9:20 COPAFS Update Paul Schroeder, Executive Director, COPAFS 9:20 - 10:00 Update on the Federal Statistical System Kerrie Leslie, Office of Management and Budget 10:00 – 11:00 Special Report: Impact of COVID-19 on the Local Jail Population  Zhen Zeng & Todd Minton, BJS 11:00 – 12:00 Principles and Practices of Federal Statistical Agencies Brian Harris-Kojetin, CNSTAT 12:00 – 1:30 Lunch Break 1:30 – 2:00 Disclosure…

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