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Census Bureau News

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

Lawmakers vary on Census savings claim

The Commerce Department says that as things stand the 2010 Census is now expected to come in on schedule and 22 percent under budget, meaning a savings of $1.6 billion in 2010. Congressional reaction to the news is split along party lines with some lawmakers praising the efforts of the Census Bureau to do an accurate and cost-effective population count - while one lawmaker calls the claims "smoke and mirrors."

Wednesday - 08/11/2010, 07:07am EDT
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Ideas for a more efficient Census

Learn more about ways makes the decennial census more efficient

Monday - 08/02/2010, 02:41pm EDT

Census defies anti-government boycott calls

The $15 billion U.S. Census is near completion with a response rate unchanged from a decade ago.

Thursday - 07/15/2010, 12:32pm EDT

End of Census, and for many, end of job

In the coming days and weeks, many of its members will experience the pain of unemployment - once again.

Monday - 07/12/2010, 01:21pm EDT

Census director wraps up 2010 count, looks ahead

With the 2010 census winding down its more public face, officials are double-checking their work as the bureau looks toward the final decennial population count. The Census director peers into his crystal ball as he begins to consider how the 2020 census will be conducted.

Thursday - 07/08/2010, 06:55am EDT
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Census reports it has reached almost all households

As of Tuesday, 98 percent of the 47 million households that had failed to return their census questionnaires had been contacted by a census worker.

Wednesday - 06/23/2010, 11:47am EDT

How to succeed in the SES

At the Executive Update 2010 conference, a panel of seasoned senior executives and new senior executives provide advice on how to be effective and successful in SES positions, from the SES on-boarding process through the first 18 months in the SES role. Panelist Daniel Weinberg, an assistant director at Census, gives us a preview.

Wednesday - 06/16/2010, 11:08am EDT
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Census troubleshoots broken software

From problems with handheld computers to headaches concerning the development of "back-office" computing systems, technology has been a high-risk area for the Census. But now, the current Census director seems to have good news: problems with one of those back-office systems have been fixed.

Thursday - 06/03/2010, 07:00am EDT
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