Minimizing Disclosure Risk in HHS Open Data Initiatives. Acknowledgments


The authors would like to acknowledge the contributions of numerous individuals to this report. We especially want to thank the panelists who shared their expertise and the moderators who guided the discussions, and we want to express our appreciation to all who attended the meeting. All of these persons are named in Appendix B. Their thoughtful discussion of the issues underlies the most important results of this project. We are grateful as well to our colleagues Bonnie Harvey and Melissa Medeiros, who contributed to the first background paper; Myles Maxfield, who reviewed the earlier drafts of this report; and Kimberly Ruffin, LaTia Downing, and Lisa Walls, who prepared the final manuscript. We also want to thank William Winkler, U.S. Census Bureau, who provided a bibliography of materials on statistical disclosure limitation. Lastly, we want to thank our project officer, Joan Turek, and her colleagues Susan Queen and Jim Scanlon in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Department of Health and Human Services, the sponsoring agency, for their experienced and valuable guidance throughout the project and their helpful comments on the draft report.

The findings, conclusions, and recommendations presented in this report are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of ASPE.

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