News and Highlights
The ASA submits comments to the Department of Justice in response to its call for comments regarding forensic science. The comments were prepared by the ASA Advisory Committee on Forensic Science and submitted June 8.
The ASA is currently accepting applications for the ASA Science Policy Fellowship.
ASA President sends Senate Environment and Public Works Committee letter regarding H.R. 1430, The Honest and Open New EPA Science Treatment Act of 2017, urging “the bill be revised significantly in consultation of the scientific community before further consideration”
Trump Administration Budget Request for FY18 slashes science agency budgets and cuts/underfunds federal statistical agencies. See these two blog entries for more details: FY18 Statistical Agency Budget Developments, FY18 NIH, NSF, AHRQ, & FDA Budget Developments.
The ASA and 22 organizations send letter to President Trump urging appointment of well-credentialed BLS Commissioner and urging appropriate BLS funding levels.
ASA Statement on the Retirement of U.S. Census Director John Thompson and the Nomination of His Successor
ASA President and four former BJS Directors write to Attorney General Sessions and Congress about appointing a BJS Director and reinstating Senate confirmation of President’s nomination of BJS Director
The director letter of May 1 can be found here and the letter on Senate confirmation is here.
NIH receives $2 billion increase in FY17 omnibus bill; Census only a third of its requested increase for the decennial census ramp-up.
The FY17 deliberations are being tracked in these two blog entries: FY17 Statistical Agency Budget Developments and FY17 NIH, NSF and AHRQ Budget Developments.
ASA Writes to Greek Prime Minister Regarding Charges against its former Chief Statistician, Dr. Andreas Georgiou
Find out more from the 3/29 ASA press release or this blog entry.
ASA, with Statistical Community, Watching Carefully for the Integrity of Federal Statistical Data