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Census flap pits House vs. Senate on Capitol Hill

With just months to go before the first census forms begin arriving in mailboxes across the country, there is controversy in Congress about a last-minute change proposed by two lawmakers. But, as Federal News Radio's Max Cacas reports from Capitol Hill, other House & Senate members are saying "no, absolutely not".

Tags: newsstand , Census , David Vitter , Steny Hoyer , Nydia Velazquez , Census Bureau , Max Cacas

Monday - 10/26/2009, 06:58am EDT
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House panel probes dual-roles of National Archives

When you hear "National Archives" what do you immediately think of? A place to find government records? A museum to view historic artifacts like the original U.S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence? There are some who believe that these two missions of the National Archives work at cross-purposes to each other. A House subcommittee examined the conflict yesterday.

Tags: management , National Archives and Records Administration , David Ferriero , House Information Policy, Census and National Arch , OGIS , Miriam Nesbit , OMB , Peter Orzag , President Obama , Max Cacas

Thursday - 12/17/2009, 06:58am EST
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Hill panel casts wary eye over costly Archives ERA project

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are casting a wary eye on one of the biggest information technology projects in the Federal government: the effort to build the "Electronic Records Archive" at the National Archives and Records Administration. Congressional watchdogs say the project has been plagued by contractor delays and cost overruns. And now, a House panel is wondering if NARA will ever realize the expectations from the ERA project.

Tags: contracting , technology , National Archives and Records Administration , Electronic Record Archive , Lockheed Martin , Patrick McHenry , Adrienne Thomas , David Powner , GAO , George W. Bush , Barack Obama , Max Cacas

Thursday - 11/12/2009, 07:11am EST
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Census counts on media blitz

Taking steps to make sure everyone is counted.

Tags: mngt , stimulus , Census Bureau , Robert Goldenkopf , Diane Watson , Thomas Messenbourg

Tuesday - 03/24/2009, 07:26am 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."

Tags: management , Gary Locke , Robert Groves , Commerce , Census , Tom Carper , Joseph Lieberman , Darrell Issa , 2010 census , Max Cacas

Wednesday - 08/11/2010, 07:07am EDT
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Search continues for missing NARA hard drive

In the process of converting Clinton-era White House documents to a new electronic storage system, the National Archives turns to popular portable digital storage devices. Then, one of those portable hard drives disappears. And a House committee gets a progress report on the investigation.

Tags: newsstand , technology , House Subcommittee on House Information Policy, Ce , NARA , Adrienne Thomas , Max Cacas

Friday - 07/31/2009, 07:23am EDT
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