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As of Thursday, 206 employees at the U.S. Census Bureau's Human Resources Division applied for early retirement offers.
Thomas Mesenbourg, the deputy director of the Census Bureau, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss how the agency's restructuring effort is progressing.
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.
The federal CIO expects agencies will shut down 1,200 data centers by 2015, up from the goal of 962 set in October. VanRoekel said agencies already benefiting from shutting down facilities in 2011.
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.
The suburbs of Washington, D.C., saw big increases. Residents of Montgomery County, the state's largest county, grew by 11.3 percent to 971,777. The number of Prince George's County residents rose 7.7 percent to 863,420. Baltimore County's population went up 6.7 percent to 805,029.
Combating sprawl has been a major issue in Northern Virginia for the last decade. Now Stafford County, one of the smallest in the region but under the same growth pressure, has taken a new approach.
Take a stroll through Myersville and Mount Airy and you're likely to find children's toys scattered on lawns and car seats strapped into family vehicles. But in Burkittsville and New Market, you may not see as many signs of childhood.
Frederick County leaders say they want top reduce the number of residents commuting out of the county by 10 percent.
According to census data, the median household income in "The Little City" is $113,313. Fairfax and Loudoun counties also have median incomes of more than $100,000.