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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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New Features for My Congressional District Expand Access to U.S. Census Bureau Data

Written by: John H. Thompson As the nation’s premiere source of data about America’s economy, businesses and people,  we’re committed to making our data more accessible than ever before through new tools and data sets.  We are always listening to … Continue reading

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World Statistics Day 2015: Better Data. Better Lives.

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

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

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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