Statistical Abstract to bite the dust

Slated for the chopping block is the Statistical Abstract and the Consolidated Federal Funds report:

http://www.osec.doc.gov/bmi/budget/12CJ/Census_Bureau_FY_2012_Congressional_Submission.pdf

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4. Terminate Federal Financial Statistics (Base Funding 6 FTE and $0.7 million; Program Change -6 FTE and -$0.7 million):
The Census Bureau requests a decrease of $0.7 million and 6 FTE to terminate the Federal Financial Statistics Program. The FY 2012 budget request is the result of a review of both ongoing and cyclical programs necessary to achieve Department of Commerce and Census Bureau goals and difficult choices had to be made in balancing program needs and fiscal constraints. This review resulted in the termination of the Federal Financial Statistics program in order to fund higher priority programs within the Census Bureau and Department. While the program funds the Consolidated Federal Funds Report, an important data collection, our focus is on filling gaps in other areas of the Government statistics program.

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1. Terminate Statistical Abstract (Base Funding 24 FTE and $2.9 million; Program Change
-24 FTE and -$2.9 million):

The Census Bureau requests a decrease to terminate the Statistical Abstract program. The FY 2012 budget request is the result of a review of both ongoing and cyclical programs necessary to achieve Department of Commerce and Census Bureau goals and difficult choices had to be made in balancing program needs and fiscal constraints. The availability elsewhere of much of the information in the statistical abstract has led the Department and Census Bureau to the difficult decision to terminate the program.

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