Section on Government Statistics
The special interests of the Section on Government Statistics are in the
production and use of statistics by the governmental bodies at all levels of
government -- federal, state, and local -- and in the practice of statistics in
the public sector. These interests include concern with statistical policy
issues, quality and usefulness of governmental data products, special problems
of state and local data, and the role of professional statisticians in public
To support these special interests, the Section on Government Statistics
shall carry out any or all of the following functions, together with such others
as are appropriate:
- Assist in the development and advancement of knowledge in techniques and
practices that will contribute to excellence in the production and use of
- Promote a wider understanding of the attained levels of quality,
continuity, comparability, appropriateness, accessibility, and timeliness of
release of governmental statistical activities for large and small geographic
- Encourage professional statistical review of statistical activities
carried out by governmental units.
- Disseminate information and provide training opportunities for individuals
involved in the production and use of government data and statistics.
Government Statistics Section pages prepared by: Bill Wong.
Last updated: January 7, 2008.
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