Category Archives: About the Agency

The Times, They Are a-Changin’

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Written by: Tom Mesenbourg, Acting Director As you know, Census Bureau Director, Bob Groves, resigned August 11, 2012 to become Provost at Georgetown University.  Bob was an inspirational leader and it was a privilege and a joy to work closely … Continue reading

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The Data-to-Statistics Chain

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Written by: Director Robert Groves Federal statistical agencies face a set of common problems about which I’ve blogged in the past (The Future of Producing Social and Economic Statistical Information, Part I) — declining response rates producing cost inflation, meeting … Continue reading

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And Now, for Something a Little Different . . .

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Written by: Director Robert Groves Several posts ago, I outlined a set of thoughts (The Future of Producing Social and Economic Statistical Information, Part I, Part II, Part III) of how statistical agencies might navigate the future.  How should they … Continue reading

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Why Are Some Census Surveys Mandatory?

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Written by: Director Robert Groves In an earlier post, I commented on the mandatory nature of some of the Census Bureau surveys.  Congress has directed over time that some surveys and censuses produce such important information to the country that … Continue reading

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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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