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GAO-20-367T, 2020 Census: Operations Are Underway with Challenges Remaining, February 12, 2020

2020-02-12 17:18:17| GAO Reports

This testimony summarizes information contained in GAO's February 2020 report, entitled 2020 Census: Initial Enumeration Underway but Readiness for Upcoming Operations Is Mixed (GAO-20-368R).

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GAO-20-368R, 2020 Census: Initial Enumeration Underway but Readiness for Upcoming Operations Is Mixed, February 12, 2020

2020-02-12 17:18:17| GAO Reports

In the coming months, the 2020 Decennial Census will begin its operations to count the population of the United States. The success of these operations relies on the Bureaus preparations, including recruiting and hiring a sufficient work force, developing and testing IT systems, and maintaining public trust to ensure participation by developing community partnerships, combating disinformation, and protecting the privacy of respondent data.

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Household census may be scrapped in favour of cheaper system

2020-02-11 18:42:24| Guardian Unlimited Business - more business news

New boss looks at GP registrations, council tax records and driving licences to collect data in England and WalesThe government is considering scrapping the census of every household in England and Wales held once every 10 years and replacing it with more regular updates, using cheaper methods to assess demographic trends.Sir Ian Diamond, the newly appointed national statistician, said he was looking carefully at whether next years census should be the last in a series that dates back to 1801 and was hopeful a better alternative could be found. Continue reading...

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Think Iowa’s tech meltdown was bad? Just wait until the first online census

2020-02-10 08:00:55| Fast Company

In the arms race to improve census outreach, few have paid attention to a looming cybersecurity threat that exists because the census is going online. The app didn’t work. Millions of us watched in growing frustration as we came to realize that the Iowa caucuses, the start of primary voting, would be derailed by a phone app glitch. It was infuriating that poor planning and shoddy software could upend a core part of our democratic process. But what few realized in those agonizing hours was that we were also watching what might be a preview of the possible pandemonium coming in just a couple months when the United States conducts its first online census.Read Full Story

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Will not implement NPR, but will proceed with census: Kerala CM

2020-02-06 13:42:47| The Economic Times

"But we can stay it. We have stayed the NPR process. Since the opposition leader is insisting, the government will look into it. We stand by the decision that census will go on. We will not implement NPR. The questionnaire for that is different," the chief minister told the House.

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