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October 1999



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Tom Jabine To Receive The 1999 Roger Herriot Award For Innovation In Federal Statistics

On October 13, 1999 the Washington Statistical Society will present the Roger Herriot award to Tom Jabine. Tom's distinguished career with Federal statistics spans approximately 50 years. During his career, Tom has worked as a researcher, manager, advisor, and consultant to the Federal statistical system. He has contributed to the solution of many of the most difficult statistical and ethical problems in surveys. Over the years he has worked with the Census Bureau, the Social Security Administration, the Energy Information Administration, the Committee on National Statistics, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Committee on Scientific Freedom and Human Rights of the American Statistical Society. Because of Tom's unique contributions to the federal statistical community we will have four speakers representing Tom's multiple contributions. The speakers will be Monroe Sirken, National Center for Health Statistics; Fritz Scheuren , Urban Institute, discussing Tom's contributions to the Social Security Administration; Nancy Kirkendall, Energy Information Administration and Miron Straf, National Academy of Sciences.

The Roger Herriot award is sponsored by the Washington Statistical Society, the Social Statistics Section of American Statistical Association (ASA) and the Government Statistics Section of ASA. Roger Herriot was the Associate Commissioner of Statistical Standards and Methodology at the National Center for Educational Statistics before he died in 1994. Throughout his career in the Federal statistical system, Roger Herriot developed unique approaches to the solution of statistical problems in Federal data collection programs. Tom Jabine truly exemplifies this tradition.

Please join the Washington Statistical Society on Wednesday October 13, 1999 at 12:30 p.m. to honor Tom as we present the award to him and celebrate in a reception following the award. The presentation is in room 2990 (the cognitive laboratory conference room), Bureau of Labor Statistics Building, 2 Massachusetts Ave., N.E. For those planning to attend who are not Federal government employees, please call 202-606-7524 by Friday afternoon October 8, to get have your name placed on a list of attendees for the guards. The BLS building is adjacent to Union Station and the Union Station metro stop on the red line.

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The 1999 Morris Hansen Lecture

The Washington Statistical Society is pleased to announce the ninth in the annual series of lectures to honor the memory of Morris Hansen. This lecture series is made possible by a grant from WESTAT, where Morris Hansen was senior statistician for 20 years, and chairman of the Board of Directors at the time of his death.

The ninth Morris Hansen Lecture will be presented by David F. Findley. Since 1980, Dr. Findley has been a principle researcher for time series analysis at the U.S. Census Bureau, where he is responsible for research in the development and application of time series methods, particularly for seasonal adjustment. Under his leadership, the Bureau's time series staff has developed the X-12-ARIMA seasonal adjustment program, building on the work of Julius Shiskin, Estella Bee Dagum, and others. During this time, he has also been a visiting professor or research fellow at various universities and institutes throughout the world. He was awarded the Department of Commerce Gold Medal in 1997, and the Julius Shiskin Award sponsored by the Washington Statistical Society and the National Association of Business Economists in 1996. He is a fellow of the American Statistical Association, and has more than 40 published articles, most dealing with various aspects of time series analysis or model selection.

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See the Latest Research on Survey Nonresponse

The deadline for registration is 1 October 1999. The preliminary program of the ASA-sponsored International Conference on Survey Nonresponse has just been published on: . Check out the over 150 research papers on nonresponse.

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Note From The WSS NEWS Editor

Items for publication in the December 1999 WSS NEWS should be submitted no later than October 26, 1999. E-mail items to Michael Feil at FAX items to Michael Feil at (301) 443--4234.

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