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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.

Tags: Robert Groves , reorganization , consolidation , management , budget , In Depth

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.

Tags: management , budget , workforce , workforce reductions , Robert Groves , Gary Locke , Ruben Gomez

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.

Tags: Sammies , SAMMIES 2011 , Sudan , In Depth

Tuesday - 06/28/2011, 03:53pm EDT
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Census data show rise in Frederick Co. housing vacancies

U.S. Census figures released Thursday show walls are bare and cupboards empty not only in many Walkersville homes, but also in residences across Frederick County.

Tags: U.S. Census Bureau , Helen Eaves , vacant homes , housing

Saturday - 05/28/2011, 12:11pm EDT

Desktops fade, telework options grow

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

Tags: technology , Telework Center , telework , Polycom , Suzanne Kubota , management , DISA , Jack Penkoske , Brian McGrath

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 [...]

Tags: Brian McGrath , cloud computing , data center consolidation , Virtualization

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.

Tags: Robert Groves , budget , management , In Depth

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.

Tags: management , Gene Dodaro , Elijah Cummings , Darrell Issa , Josphe Lieberman , Daniel Akaka , Susan Collins , GAO , DoD , USPS , Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committ , High Risk list , personnel security clearances , congressional oversight , 2010 census , cybersecurity , waste, fraud and abuse , Jason Miller

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.

Tags: management , GAO , DoD , Interior , Minerals Management Service , High-Risk List , personnel security clearances , Supply chain management , weaspons systems acquisition , Jason Miller

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