The Federal Committee on Statistical Methodology (FCSM) is an interagency committee dedicated to improving the quality of Federal statistics. The FCSM was created by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to inform and advise OMB and the Interagency Council on Statistical Policy (ICSP) on methodological and statistical issues that affect the quality of Federal data.

Please Note:
The FCSM website and FedStats website have a new URL address, The FedStats content is under construction. In the meantime, users may find helpful. The statistical policies and standards that were on FedStats are available on the Office of Management and Budget’s Statistical and Science Policy website, which was recently brought back online:

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