National Infrastructure for Community Statistics: An Overview

Andrew Reamer
Andrew Reamer Former Brookings Expert

May 17, 2005

In this presentation at the annual conference of the National Science Foundation’s Digital Government Research Program (dg.o2005), Andrew Reamer provided a basic overview of the National Infrastructure for Community Statistics (NICS) and the nature of its development process.

NICS is an innovative web-based marketplace aimed at providing access to thousands of community-level data sets across the U.S. The presentation describes the what, how, and who of NICS; its potential impacts; findings to date regarding desirability, feasibility, and participant needs; and upcoming activities of the NICS Community of Practice.

Find out more on the NICS Initiative on the NICS Community of Practice website.