Category Archives: About the Agency

A Future Without Key Social and Economic Statistics for the Country

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Written by: Director Robert Groves Our country faces important federal funding challenges linked to the current recession and its aftermath. On the Census Bureau’s part, we have been striving to cut administrative costs, reengineer our survey processes, and find innovative … Continue reading

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Looking Forward, Looking Back

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Written by: Director Robert Groves I have had the honor of directing the Census Bureau since July of 2009.  As was reported today, I was offered the provost position at Georgetown University and have accepted it, with a start date … Continue reading

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National Statistical Offices: Independent, Identical, Simultaneous Actions Thousands of Miles Apart

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Written by: Director Robert Groves Several weeks ago, at the initiative of Brian Pink, the Australian statistician, leaders of the government statistical agencies from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, and the United States held a summit meeting to identify … Continue reading

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A Little Known Special Day

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Written by: Director Robert Groves January 28 is National Data Privacy Day.  It’s not a big deal to most folks, but it is a time for those of us at the Census Bureau to reflect on our role in the … Continue reading

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The Future of Producing Social and Economic Statistical Information, Part II

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Written by: Director Robert Groves In my last post, I reviewed five observations. Because of changes in American society, 1) the Census Bureau’s methods of data collection are costing more money to produce the same statistical information, but 2) the … Continue reading

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