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VA Technical Reference Model v 24.4

Stata Technology

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Technologies must be operated and maintained in accordance with Federal and Department security and privacy policies and guidelines. More information on the proper use of the TRM can be found on the TRM Proper Use Tab/Section.

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Description: Stata is statistical analysis software that executes statistical tests such as case-control analysis, linear regression, cluster and power analysis, and Bayesian analysis. The analyses conducted can be compiled into publication-quality graphics that can be exported to various applications. Many of Stata`s commands are implemented using Stata`s built-in programming language, Mata, which compiles what users type into bytecode. Additionally, Stata creates log files to record what a user types and can re-run a file to duplicate analyses and document steps taken to manage data.

This technology comes in three editions: Stata/MP, Stata/SE, and Stata/IC. The scope of this entry covers all three editions.

This technology does not store data in a database as it stores data on the user`s local drive, however, Stata can manipulate data in Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) data sources. Stata itself does not work directly with encrypted files, but a user can save files on and run Stata from an encrypted drive.
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 product is accessible. It is 508-compliant and needs no further assessment before use in VA. For additional information or assistance regarding Section 508, please contact the Section 508 Office at
Decision: View Decisions

Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v23.8
Decision Date: 08/02/2023 at 15:21:14 UTC
Introduced By: SCCM
Vendor Name: Stata Corp LP
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (08/02/2023 at 15:21:14 UTC).