Affiliations: Australian Statistician, Australian Bureau of
Statistics, Australia | Chief Information Officer, Australian Bureau of
Statistics, Australia | Chief, Information Management Transformation Program,
Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australia. E-mail:
Abstract: National Statistical Institutions (NSIs) face significant challenges
in a rapidly evolving information environment. Although considerable networking
and information sharing occurs amongst NSIs, there are further opportunities to
work together to improve the relevance of statistical frameworks and standards
and to more rapidly evolve, share and connect our technology infrastructures.
Action in these areas has the potential to help NSIs improve the reach and
agility of official statistical services.