The American Statistical Association’s Section on Statistics in Defense and National Security plans to make an award at the 2008 Joint Statistical Meetings to recognize an outstanding accomplishment or sustained contribution at the intersection of the statistical profession and national defense. Any member of the section is allowed to nominate.

A nomination should include a short description of the basis for the award, contact information for both the nominator and the nominee, and suggested text for the certificate. This recognition does not include a financial award. Electronic nominations are preferred and may be emailed to The deadline for nomination is March 21, 2008. Please refer questions to Dr. Aparna V. Huzurbazar ( The awards committee consists of Aparna V. Huzurbazar (Los Alamos National Laboratory), Myron Katzoff (Centers for Disease Control), and Max Morris (Iowa State University).