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VA Technical Reference Model v 21.8

Number Cruncher Statistical Systems (NCSS)
Number Cruncher Statistical Systems (NCSS) Technology

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Description: Number Cruncher Statistical Systems (NCSS) software is used for statistical data analysis, procedures, tests, graphics and calculations. This software allows users to import data files, copy and paste data, or enter it directly into the software for NCSS procedure analysis. NCSS software has filtering and transformation features for managing data and finding the right analysis. This technology contains hundreds of statistical and graphic tools, such as regression analysis, comparing means, crosstabs and proportions, mass appraisal, curve fitting, time series and forecasting, and survival analysis.

NCSS does not utilize a database. However, this technology can import data from numerous databases and statistical systems and export it with a drag-n-drop feature. This technology uses Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) to target any database for which a driver is available.
Technology/Standard Usage Requirements: Users must ensure their use of this technology/standard is consistent with VA policies and standards, including, but not limited to, VA Handbooks 6102 and 6500; VA Directives 6004, 6513, and 6517; and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards, including Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). Users must ensure sensitive data is properly protected in compliance with all VA regulations. Prior to use of this technology, users should check with their supervisor, Information Security Officer (ISO), Facility Chief Information Officer (CIO), or local Office of Information and Technology (OI&T) representative to ensure that all actions are consistent with current VA policies and procedures prior to implementation.
Section 508 Information: This technology has been assessed by the Section 508 Office and found non-conformant. The Implementer of this technology has the responsibility to ensure the version deployed is 508-compliant. Section 508 compliance may be reviewed by the Section 508 Office and appropriate remedial action required if necessary. For additional information or assistance regarding Section 508, please contact the Section 508 Office at Section508@va.gov. Please see reference tab for more information concerning product versions.
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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v20.9
Decision Date: 09/28/2020
Introduced By: TRM Request
Vendor Name: NCSS Statistical Software
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (09/28/2020).