From the Document: "This report fulfills a responsibility of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA, 44 U.S.C. 3504(e)(2)) to prepare an annual report on statistical program funding. The annual report provides Congress with a consolidated source for key budgetary and programmatic information about the Federal statistical system. The report has four chapters. Chapter 1 discusses the value of Federal statistics, describes the structure of the Federal statistical system, and provides a summary of the budget for statistical programs, including purchases and reimbursements, for Fiscal Years (FY) 2013-2015. Chapter 2 provides details about principal statistical agency programs, highlights the effect of congressional action on FY 2013 and 2014 budget requests, and identifies major program changes planned for FY 2015. Chapter 3 describes other significant statistical programs of Federal agencies and identifies major program changes anticipated in FY 2015. Chapter 4 describes ongoing efforts to maintain and improve Federal statistical programs, including the development and periodic revision of statistical standards and guidelines, selected interagency initiatives to improve the quality and usefulness of the Nation's statistical products, and various collaborations among Federal statistical agencies. In addition to data on budgetary resources, the appendices include information on staffing levels for the principal statistical agencies."
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