American Statistical Association


 Section on Statistics in Defense and National Security


The purpose of this section is to provide a forum for statisticians working in the areas of defense, military research, national security, homeland security, and counterterrorism. This includes assisting in the advancement of knowledge in defense and national security by fostering wider and more effective use of statistical techniques, promoting the statistical profession and statistical best practices within the defense and national security governmental and affiliated organizations, encouraging professional review of statistical methods and statistical activities carried out in support of national security, particularly statistical research that is not available for public review, and disseminating information and providing training opportunities for individuals involved in the production and use of defense and national security data and statistics.

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