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Statistical Office Role

While the Evidence Act created the new role of Chief Statistical Official in each Department, implementing that role has proved challenging. Some Departments already had well established statistical agencies, others had statistical offices that had yet to establish their autonomy from partisan influence, while still others were just standing up statistical operations. ICSP provides guidance for all 26 of its members on standard statistical practices and methods as well as business operations and budgetary controls appropriate for executing statistical missions under the Statistical Policy Directives, the Evidence Act, and other relevant federal laws and regulations.