Report to Congress. NHTSA’s Crash Data Collection Programs

This National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) report is prepared in accordance with House Appropriations Report HR109-153, page 39, that states, “…the Committee directs NHTSA to conduct a comprehensive review of data collection activities and report back to the Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and Senate by March 31, 2006, with respect to the specific types of data collected in each of its data collection and analysis programs and any opportunities to consolidate these data into a system or systems that require less annual operating support yet retain critical safety information.” In response to this directive, NHTSA conducted an internal review of its data systems and has identified the unique characteristics of each system that fully justifies their continuance. Additionally, efficiency measures are routinely adopted within NHTSA's National Center for Statistics and Analysis (NCSA), such as sharing a database structure among several systems. This information was provided to the Appropriations staff in a briefing given by NCSA at the end of 2005, and more details on these systems are included in the body of this report. Also, as part of a larger review that is being conducted by NHTSA of all of its systems, the NCSA data systems were specifically reviewed over the past month by the contractor, G&B Solutions, Inc. A summary of the G&B Solutions, Inc. report recommendations on the NCSA data systems are included in section VIII of this report. This independent report is being reviewed by NHTSA and will be incorporated into NHTSA's future Information Technology planning. NHTSA is cognizant of the budget appropriation constraints and strives to assure the highest level of efficiency and effectiveness in all of its programs.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 36p

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  • Accession Number: 01490602
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT HS 811 337
  • Created Date: Aug 16 2013 10:08AM