Tag Archives: U.S. Census Bureau

GAO Urges Census Bureau to Revamp Life-Cycle Cost Estimate Process

The Government Accountability Office has asked the U.S. Census Bureau to change the bureau’s life-cycle cost estimating process in order to meet GAO’s recommended characteristics for what a cost estimate entails. GAO said Thursday the bureau’s 2015 cost estimate for the 2020 Census did not contain the characteristics of what auditors referred …

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Former Census CTO Avi Bender Joins Commerce Dept as National Technical Information Service Head

Avi Bender, former chief technology officer for the U.S. Census Bureau, has been appointed to lead the Commerce Department‘s National Technical Information Service that distributes federal science and engineering information and data. Commerce said Monday Bender has played a role in the Census Bureau’s modernization efforts and has previous executive leadership experience from other federal agencies …

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GAO: Census Bureau Lacks Processes to Manage Interdependencies Between CEDCAP, 2020 Decennial Census Programs

The Government Accountability Office has found that the Commerce Department’s Census Bureau lacks certain procedures to handle interdependencies between the Census Enterprise Data Collection and Processing program and the 2020 Decennial Census initiative. GAO said in a report released Thursday the bureau has failed to implement a single dependency schedule and does not have a combined …

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Census Bureau Appoints Kevin Smith as Associate IT Director, CIO

The Census Bureau has named Kevin Smith, who previously worked under the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as chief information security officer, as associate director for information technology and chief information officer. The Census Bureau said Monday Smith will serve as principal adviser to the director and deputy director regarding information resources and …

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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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Ron Thompson Joins VA as Information and Technology Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary

Ron Thompson, Department of Health and Human Services’ executive director of information technology infrastructure and operations, will join the Department of Veterans Affairs as the Office of Information and Technology’s principal deputy assistant secretary, FedScoop reported Thursday. Billy Mitchell writes Thompson will serve as the lead adviser to VA Chief …

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