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Charter 2007

Provides a forum for cross-band communication; shares information on current and proposed band work; communicates progress on cross-band work as appropriate.  Vets pre-proposals prior to Program Managers consideration; coordinates change proposal task team work assignments with Core Band.  Represents respective band; serves as an advocate for the band in discussions with Program Managers on band work issues.  Coordinates with Core Band members and Program Managers to set priorities, assigns and manages task team work to fulfill national FIA mission.


Name Region FIA Band Phone Email
Hobie Perry NRS Analysis 651-649-5191 charles.h.perry@usda.gov
Jeff Turner SRS Information Management 865-862-2053 jeffery.turner@usda.gov
Brendt Mueller PNWRS Data Acquisition 907-743-9408 brendt.mueller@usda.gov
Karen Schleeweis RMRS Techniques Research 302-981-9622 karen.schleeweis@usda.gov
Jason Meade SRS Band Conductor 865-862-2089 jason.r.meade@usda.gov

 

Analysis Band (AB)

Focuses on developing statistically defensible approaches to summarizing core FIA data, including identification of new variables (either field measured or computed) needed by FIA customers.

Charter 2008

Membership

Workplan, Fiscal 2016

 

Techniques Research Band (TRB)

Focuses on improving the efficiency, timeliness, and quality of the FIA program by addressing appropriate problem areas as outlined in the FIA stratigic plan or identified by the Program Managers and National FIA leadership.

Charter 2017

Membership

Workplan, Fiscal 2017

Data Acquisition Band (DAB)

Focuses on developing, testing, and documenting standard approaches to collecting core FIA data collected in the field. This includes developing documentation, training programs, and quality assurance approaches, as well as identifying problems for analysts or indicator advisors to address.

Charter 2017

Membership

Workplan, Fiscal 2016

Information Management Band (IMB)

Focuses on developing and maintaining data base management systems for core FIA data, including systems for data editing and validation, internal and external databases, and web applications for allowing outside users to access and analyze FIA data.

Charter 2007

Membership

Workplan, Fiscal 2016

 

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