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Section 508 revision nears home stretch but compliance problems remain

The Access Board hopes to publish new accessibility standards this fall, known as Section 508, which agencies use to buy tech products. The agency has been working on the standards for six years. But some advocates of disabled employees say the update, while necessary, doesn't address the real problem: lack of enforcement.

Monday - 02/06/2012, 03:18pm EST
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Census launches new user-friendly website

The Census Bureau has moved a large cache of files from its AmericanFactFinder system into a new setup.

Tuesday - 01/24/2012, 10:06am EST
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Mobile device pilots giving Census a look into the future

The bureau hired Agilex under a four-year, $6.4 million contract to provide application development and technical support for field workers to use tablet computers. Census field workers will receive one of three different tablets for conducting actual surveys for the bureau and other federal agencies.

Tuesday - 12/06/2011, 09:17pm EST
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Census posts economic data online

Census Bureau officials Stephen Buckner and Mark Wallace joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss the new searchable database and why the bureau decided to put the data online now.

Tuesday - 10/04/2011, 09:35am EDT
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In wake of Census sleepers, how can fed managers approach embarrassing conversations?

Deciding how to communicate sensitive information to your organization is tricky. Tim Barnhart, president of Federal Management Partners, discusses how leaders should think about conversations or memos about potentially embarrassing subjects.

Thursday - 09/29/2011, 05:09pm EDT
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Tuesday Federal Newscast - July 5, 2011

The latest news affecting federal workers and government contractors. Find out what you need to know to start your day.

Tuesday - 07/05/2011, 08:45am EDT

Groves: Census reorg will boost efficiency, technological edge

Census Director Robert Groves explains how the agency will be able to still perform effectively despite the consolidation and cuts.

Friday - 07/01/2011, 02:34pm EDT
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Job cuts possible in Census reorg

The Census Bureau plans to close half of its regional offices in its first realignment of field offices in 50 years. The change could affect more than 300 employees. Agency leaders expect to save up to $18 million dollars per year under the plan.

Wednesday - 06/29/2011, 07:12pm EDT

Census demographer helped bring peace to Sudan

Oliver Fischer is a demographer and a conflict monitoring and response officer with the U.S. Census Bureau and a Sammies award finalist.

Tuesday - 06/28/2011, 03:53pm EDT
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Desktops fade, telework options grow

Census and DISA are losing the hardwires in favor of mobility.

Monday - 05/16/2011, 04:00am EDT

Census implementing virtualization-first policy

Brian McGrath, the chief information officer at the Census Bureau, says his agency is about to implement a “virtualization-first” policy. He tells Federal News Radio’s Jason Miller, “All new applications will be serviced via a virtualized guest as opposed to a bare-metal deployment of hardware. Unless there is a compelling engineering or architechture reason to [...]

Friday - 05/13/2011, 06:37pm EDT

Groves: Preparations begin for 2020 Census

Census is already working on the 2020 Census, even though the 2010 count just wrapped up. Census Director Robert Groves describes the agency's plans.

Monday - 04/11/2011, 07:17pm EDT
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'More intense' high-risk oversight planned

GAO's biannual list includes 30 programs that are in trouble. House and Senate members promise to focus more of their attention on the initiatives most at risk. Members plan to use the model that worked for DoD and personnel security clearances in other problematic areas.

Thursday - 02/17/2011, 07:25am EST
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DoD's footprint reduced on GAO High Risk List

The government watchdog agency highlights 30 areas that are at-risk of major problems or failure. Auditors added Interior's handling of gas and oil resources, but several on-going challenges saw the scope of oversight shrink because of progress agencies have made.

Wednesday - 02/16/2011, 12:05pm EST

With Census 2010 over, plans for 2020

Best of with Census Director Robert Groves.

Thursday - 12/30/2010, 10:15am EST
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Census 2010: Behind the scenes

Census Director Dr. Robert Groves explains how the Census 2010 was conducted.

Wednesday - 12/22/2010, 03:36pm EST
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Census: Internet will be an option in 2020 count

Census Director Dr. Robert Groves shares insight into the 2010 census and what lies ahead for the 2020 census.

Wednesday - 12/22/2010, 09:31am EST
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GAO probes efficiency of 2010 Census

This year's Census Bureau survey was the most expensive ever at $13 billion. The Government Accountability Office reviews the performance by the Bureau and where it can be more efficient.

Thursday - 12/16/2010, 05:10pm EST
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Feds raise questions about cloud security

Several cyber experts are not sold on how security around cloud computing will work. Some of the doubts come as GSA issues draft requirements for FedRAMP. Others say agencies likely will move to a private cloud first before trusting data to a public provider.

Monday - 11/08/2010, 06:36am EST
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Census must change to survive

The Census must change the way it does business if it wants to stay in business, NextGov reports.

Monday - 10/25/2010, 03:17pm EDT
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