Category Archives: About the Agency

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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Counting People in the Right Places: Boundaries Matter

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Written by: John H. Thompson The U.S. Census Bureau provides the definitive decennial count of America’s people and places, and a key part of that task is counting people in the right places – the cities, towns and counties where … Continue reading

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FY 2016 Is a Critical Year for the Reengineered 2020 Census

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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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