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World Statistics Day 2015: Better Data. Better Lives.

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Written by: John H. Thompson The United Nations General Assembly designated October 20, 2015 as the second-ever World Statistics Day to highlight the many achievements of national statistical systems across the globe. The U.S. government has a long history of … Continue reading

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Census Bureau Director Statement on IG Investigative Report

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The employee misconduct detailed in the recent Department of Commerce Inspector General’s (IG) report is inexcusable and will not be tolerated. Any employees who allegedly falsified timesheets and betrayed the trust of the American public will be held personally accountable … Continue reading

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Update on the Census Bureau’s IT Security Incident

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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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Transparency, Participation and Collaboration at the U.S. Census Bureau

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Written by: John H. Thompson The Census Bureau, as well as the rest of the Department of Commerce, is an enthusiastic proponent of open government. Since the first census in 1790, a key part of our mission has been to … Continue reading

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Calling All American Community Survey Data Users

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Written by: John H. Thompson Right now, the U.S. Census Bureau is conducting a survey to gather user feedback on American Community Survey data products. The American Community Survey is an indispensable resource that provides data about who we are and … Continue reading

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