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20 Years of

Written by: John H. Thompson Two decades ago, the World Wide Web was in its infancy compared to today and if you wanted Census Bureau statistics, you had no choice but to go to your local library to look up … Continue reading

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2014: Now is the Time for Change

Written by John H. Thompson  As I begin my first calendar year as director, I am laying out priorities and looking at what is on the horizon for 2014. This is a big year for us, with key milestones in … Continue reading

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Farewell from Tom Mesenbourg

Written by: Tom Mesenbourg August 1, 2013 was a very special day for me. The retirement ceremony was extremely touching to both myself and my family. The speakers – Nancy Potok, Bob Groves, Steve Murdock, Johnny Zuagar, Mark Doms, Bill … Continue reading

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Census Bureau Budget Update

Written by: Tom Mesenbourg On March 26, 2013, the President signed the FY 2013 budget bill.  The Census Bureau’s FY 2013 enacted discretionary budget is $858 million, $112 million or 11 percent below the President’s request of $970 million.  The … Continue reading

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Why Respondents Matter

Written by: Tom Mesenbourg The Census Bureau has a long and distinguished history as “Fact Finder for the Nation.”  Besides the Decennial Census, the Economic Census, and the Census of Governments, the Census Bureau conducts a number of monthly, quarterly, … Continue reading

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