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Blended Data

The explosion in the volume of public and private data combined with equally impressive advances in computational and data storage technologies provide statistical agencies with new opportunities to combine data from diverse sources to create new statistical products. However, blended data, particularly when those data are of higher and higher frequency raise large challenges for statistical agencies. ICSP is leading the effort to sort through these challenges, provide guidance and standards to the agencies, and equip the US statistical system with the tools to responsibly exploit this new capability.