2020 census

GAO to Census: Get specific in those 2020 risk management plans

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier • 2 weeks ago

The Census Bureau has mitigation and contingency plans for "most" identified risks, but these plans aren't always complete.

‘Significant work’ remains for Census to address IT, cybersecurity ahead of 2020

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier • 2 months ago

The bureau has processes in place to identify cybersecurity weaknesses, but it needs to be sure to implement fixes too.

Census Bureau touts ‘successful’ test of internet self-response, other 2020 innovations

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier • 3 months ago

"The big takeaway from the 2018 census test is that all of our systems deployed and integrated effectively," Albert E. Fontenot, Jr., associate director for decennial census programs said Monday.

Security clearances, cybersecurity, 2020 census remain on GAO’s High-Risk List

by Joe Warminsky • 3 months ago

The list, which the GAO publishes every two years at the start of a new Congress, puts particular attention on the process for security clearances — an issue the agency first raised separately in 2018.

Sen. Mike Enzi has some IT questions for the new head of Census

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier • 4 months ago

Enzi wants to know about the Bureau's back-up plans in case of a cyberattack, among other things.

Here are the GIS tools that will support the 2020 census

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier • 5 months ago

The Census Bureau plans to use GIS-enabled tools to find where citizens live, encourage them to respond to the census and record their responses.

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