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February 2001

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Herriot Award Nominations Sought

Nominations are sought for the 2001 Roger Herriot Award for Innovation in Federal Statistics.

After the sudden death in May 1994 of Roger Herriot, an Associate Commissioner for Statistical Standards and Methodology at the National Center for Education Statistics, the Washington Statistical Society, the Social Statistics and Government Statistics Sections of the American Statistical Association established an award in his memory to recognize individuals who develop unique approaches to the solution of statistical problems in Federal data collection programs.

The award is intended to reflect the special characteristics that marked Roger Herriot's career: dedication to the issues of measurement; improvements in the efficiency of data collection programs; and improvements and use of statistical data or policy analysis.

The award is not restricted to senior members of an organization; nor is it to be considered as a culmination of a long period of service. Individuals at all levels, from entry to senior, Federal employees, private sector employees, or employees of the academic community, may be nominated on the basis of the significance of the specific contribution.

A nomination form can be obtained by contacting Lynda Carlson by phone: (703) 292-7766; fax (703) 528-4585; or email: lcarlson@nsf.gov. All nomination forms should be to the Roger Herriot Award Committee c/o Lynda Carlson, 3400 N. Peary Street, Arlington, VA. 22207. Completed nomination forms must be received by May 11, 2001.

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SIGSTAT Topics for February

SIGSTAT is the joint Special Interest Group in Statistics for CPCUG, the Capital PC User Group, and WINFORMS, Washington Institute for Operations Research and Management Science. It usually meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. The topic for February 2001 is:

February 14: TPL Tables 5.12

Using TPL Tables, you can get the tables you need. Unlike spreadsheet, statistical or database programs, TPL Tables is a cross tabulation system, designed specifically to produce tables. You can quickly process huge amounts of data to create professional-quality, simple or complex tables in text, PostScript, or HTML.

All SIGSTAT meetings are held in Waugh A, 1800 M St., NW from 12:30 1:30. Directions to the site can be found on the SIGSTAT website, www.ers.usda.gov/sigstat/. First-time attendees should contact Charlie Hallahan at 202-694-5051 or hallahan@ers.usda.gov and leave their name.

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Note From The WSS NEWS Editor

Items for publication in the April 2001 WSS NEWS should be submitted no later than February 27, 2001. E-mail items to Michael Feil at michael.feil@usda.gov. Any items received after this date will appear in the next issue of the WSS NEWS.

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