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5 Next Steps
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... OVERVIEWS Katherine Wallman began the discussion with an overview of several important points made throughout the workshop discussions as well as her own views: • t is important to recognize the idea of Robert Groves's "creative I misfits," who can produce new ideas. • he federal statistical system is a mature system, and change may T require major initiatives, as pointed out by Graham Kalton.
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... P Edward Sondik followed Wallman's overview with some ideas on next steps for the federal statistical system: • nnual or biannual reports on key innovations and research could A be developed and disseminated. • lthough he does not support a centralized research program, the A federal statistical system could develop a joint federal statistics research agenda.
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... INTERAGENCY EFFORTS Marilyn Seastrom offered an example of concrete cross-agency innovation, the Statistical Community of Practice and Engagement. 1 Mark Harris (National Agricultural Statistics Service)
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... John Eltinge emphasized the importance of ensuring that interagency initiatives resonate and be consistent with the mission of an agency's department as well as appropriate congressional committees. In this connection, he suggested that since selling risk and cost may be difficult, the statistical system could consider framing initiatives as value added rather than as innovations.

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