professor in 1991. While at Iowa State, Dr. Breidt was a member of the Survey Section, a part of the Statistical Laboratory with a major focus on design and estimation for large-scale environmental surveys, particularly the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) National Resources Inventory. His research interests include time series, environmental monitoring, and survey sampling. He is a fellow of the American Statistical Association and winner of the 2004 Distinguished Achievement Award from the American Statistical Association Section on Statistics and the Environment. At the National Research Council, Dr. Breidt served on several panels: the Census Bureau’s Reengineered Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP); Review of Recreational Fisheries Survey Methods; and Enhancing the Data Infrastructure in Support of Food and Nutrition Programs, Research and Decision Making. He prepared two papers for the workshop sponsored by the Committee on National Statistics’ Panel on Using Data from the American Community Survey (ACS), one of which explored alternatives to the multiperiod estimation strategy for the ACS. Dr. Breidt holds M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in statistics from Colorado State.
ROBERT E. FAY is senior statistician at Westat, Inc., in Rockville, Maryland. He joined Westat in January 2008, after retiring from the U.S. Census Bureau. He is experienced in multiple aspects of sample surveys, including survey design, estimation, variance estimation, imputation and analysis of missing data, statistical modeling of data from complex samples, and small-area estimation. He is member of the Advisory Committee on Statistical Methods to Statistics Canada and served on the Federal Committee on Statistical Methodology, as well as its Subcommittee on Small Area Estimation. Dr. Fay’s recent presentations and papers deal with using model-assisted estimation to integrate survey and administrative data in the ACS. He has done considerable research on variance estimation. He received the Roger Herriot Award for Innovation in Federal Statistics in 2005 and the Gold Medal Award from the Department of Commerce in 1999. He was a member of the CNN Election Night Decision Team in 2004, 2006, and 2008. Dr. Fay holds a Ph.D. in statistics from the University of Chicago.
ALBERTA C. FROST is a consultant regarding school nutrition and other food assistance programs. She was director of the Office of Analysis, Nutrition and Evaluation at the Food and Nutrition Service of the USDA until her retirement in 2007. There she directed a staff that conducted research and developed data analysis systems to evaluate the performance and effectiveness of all U.S. food assistance programs and advised senior policy officials on nutrition policy and long-term planning. During her career, she directed research on the Food Stamp Program; the Food