The Census Bureau gets a report card on how it learns its lessons

The Census Bureau is already applying lessons learned from the 2020 decennial count in preparing for 2030 and even 2040. For one thing, it learned how to lower costs through employee productivity, so 2020 came in nearly $2 billion under budget. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) reports that the Census Bureau could tighten up its internal feedback loop even more. For more on that, Federal Drive host Tom Temin spoke with Yvonne Jones, GAO’s Director of Strategic Issues.
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