8:30 am

Welcome and Introductory Remarks


Conference Overview

—Thomas Louis, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, and Chair

Welcome on Behalf of CNSTAT and the National Academies

—Constance Citro, Director, Committee on National Statistics

The Federal Perspective

—Katherine Wallman, Chief Statistician, U.S. Office of Management and Budget


Session I: The Importance of Innovation in Federal Statistics

Chair: Thomas Louis, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health



Ron Bianchi, Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Lawrence Brown, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania (CNSTAT chair)

Lynda Carlson, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, National Science Foundation

Kevin Cecco, Statistics of Income Division, Internal Revenue Service

John Haltiwanger, Department of Economics, University of Maryland

Mark Harris, National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA (member, ICSP working group on innovation)

Brian Harris-Kojetin, Statistical and Science Policy Office, Office of Management and Budget

Michael Horrigan, Bureau of Labor Statistics

Graham Kalton, Westat

Jennifer Madans, National Center for Health Statistics

Thomas Mesenbourg, U.S. Census Bureau

Sally Morton, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh

Richard Newell, Energy Information Administration

Barry Nussbaum, Office of Environmental Information, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Marilyn Seastrom, National Center for Education Statistics

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