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Trump Issues Executive Order on Citizenship Data Collection

President Trump issued an executive order directing agencies to provide “the maximum assistance permissible” to the Commerce Department to ensure the accuracy of citizenship records relevant to the 2020 decennial census on Thursday. The directive comes after the Supreme Court ruled in Department of Commerce v. New York that the decision to include a citizenship status element in the 2020 decennial census was “substantively invalid”.

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GAO Urges Census Bureau to Address Security Issues Ahead of Decennial Count

The Government Accountability Office called out the Census Bureau in a recent audit report for not having addressed more than 3K security issues afflicting various systems crucial to the 2020 Census. The GAO said that fixing these problems is especially critical since most of the systems will handle personally identifiable information collected from millions of households across the country.

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Carol Harris, Nick Marinos to Assume FITARA, Census Responsibilities at GAO

Dave Powner, the departing director of information technology issues at the Government Accountability Office, will hand over his Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act-related responsibilities to Carol Harris, director for IT acquisition management issues at GAO, Meritalk reported Tuesday. Nick Marinos, GAO’s director of cybersecurity and information management, will assume Powner’s responsibilities …

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John Thompson: Census Bureau Selects ‘Hybrid’ Commercial, In-House Platform for 2020 Census

The U.S. Census Bureau plans to integrate a commercial off-the-shelf platform with systems developed by in-house experts to collect and process data for the 2020 census. Census Bureau Director John Thompson wrote in a blog post published Thursday that the bureau’s development teams are working on prototypes that could aid digital data collection for 2020 census field tests and help the …

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