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Preparing for the 2020 Census: Choosing Data Collection and Processing Systems

Written by John H. Thompson Today, the U.S. Census Bureau announced a major decision on the path to the 2020 Census. Since December 2014, we’ve been assessing whether to use commercial software products to collect and process data in the … Continue reading

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On the Road in Alaska

Written by: John H. Thompson Last week I wrote about the series of tribal consultation meetings that the U.S. Census Bureau is holding across the country. These consultations are one aspect of our preparations for the 2020 Census, just like … Continue reading

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Update on the Census Bureau’s IT Security Incident

Written by: John H. Thompson Earlier this week, the Census Bureau experienced an attack to gain access to the Federal Audit Clearinghouse, which is housed on an externally facing IT system that contains non-confidential information, such as names of the … Continue reading

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FY 2016 Is a Critical Year for the Reengineered 2020 Census

Written by: John H. Thompson Over the past few years, the Census Bureau has devoted substantial resources to researching new methods and technologies to reengineer the 2020 Census . The smart use of technology will keep the headcount quick, easy … Continue reading

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Using Technology and Innovation to Reengineer Our Surveys and Data

Written by: John H. Thompson At the U.S. Census Bureau, we’re researching ways to use technology to transform the way we do business. Not only will this transformation keep our censuses and surveys quick, easy, and secure, it will reverse … Continue reading

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