"Federal statistical programs produce key information to illuminate public and private decisions on a range of topics, including the economy, the population, agriculture, crime, education, energy, the environment, health, science, and transportation. The share of budget resources spent on supporting Federal statistics is relatively modest—about 0.04 percent of GDP in non-decennial census years and roughly double that in decennial census years—but that funding is leveraged to inform crucial decisions in a wide variety of spheres. The ability of governments, businesses, and the general public to make appropriate decisions about budgets, employment, investments, taxes, and a host of other important matters depends critically on the ready availability of relevant, accurate, and timely Federal statistics."
Opening paragraph, "Strengthening Federal Statistics" Chapter, FY2012 Analytical Perspectives, p. 65.
• Terminate Current Industrial Reports – a decrease of $4.0 million (-35 FTE)
• Reduce Demographic Surveys Sample Redesign – a decrease of $1.5 million (-9 FTE)
• Terminate Foreign Research and Analyses – a decrease of $1.5 million (-12 FTE)
• Terminate Federal Financial Statistics – a decrease of $0.7 millon (-6 FTE)
• Reduce Data Processing Systems – a decrease of $1.7 million (-0 FTE)
• Reduce Measuring E-business – a decrease of $1.5 million (-0 FTE)
• Terminate Statistical Abstract – a decrease of $2.9 million (-24 FTE)
• Terminate Demographic Call Center – a decrease of $0.9 million (-5 FTE)
• Terminate Population Distributions – a decrease of $1.2 million (-6 FTE)