Robert Groves: Push for a new federal statistical agency

Scores of federal departments, agencies and bureaus have one thing in common: They produce statistics. In fact data is perhaps the fastest growing commodity ever, and most of it is accumulating outside of government. That’s why a group assembled by the National Academies recommended the creation of a new federal statistical entity. Robert Groves, former Census director, now provost at Georgetown University and chairman of the panel, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to explain the push.

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