Census Bureau Recognized at White House Innovation Event

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Written by: Tom Mesenbourg, Acting Director

Yesterday at the White House, U.S. Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel recognized the Census Bureau as a leader in the effort to make government information more easily accessible to the public. He also used the opportunity to announce that our America’s Economy mobile app is now available for iPhone and iPad.  Congratulations to everyone who made this happen.  It truly was a team effort involving staff from the Communications, Information Technology, and the Research directorates as well staff from all our program directorates.

The Census Bureau is meeting the goals of the three-month-old Federal Digital Strategy by providing faster and easier access to the statistics we produce through the recently released mobile app and our Application Programming Interface, which offers developers and users greater access to 2010 Census and American Community Survey data.

Yesterday’s ceremony, and the recognition was  very nice, but these are just two examples of how the Census Bureau is innovating every day.   You can read VanRoekel’s blog here.

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3 Responses to Census Bureau Recognized at White House Innovation Event

  1. David. Briggman. Incorporate. says:

    Thank you.

  2. Jhon Yale says:

    Thanks for given news. Our America’s Economy mobile app is now available for iPhone and iPad. Congratulations to everyone who made this happen.

  3. Chris Stuber says:

    Congrats on the White House recognition, however data.gov and geo.data.gov are completely broken, and are superficial window dressing. If I were Census, I would eliminate any links to data.gov until they fix it. Yes I am critical, please investigate for yourself.

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