Maryland is among the states with the highest concentration of federal employees, agencies and contractors, making drafting of the emergency stimulus bill signed last Friday by President Donald Trump especially important.
To optimize self-response, the Census Bureau has launched a robust effort weeding out misleading or false information about the 2020 count.
In today’s Federal Newscast, small business government contractors already are feeling the impact of the government slowdown because of the coronavirus. So the Pentagon is adjusting some contracts to help get companies some much needed cash.
Barely a week into the rollout of the 2020 Census, the Census Bureau has suspended all decennial hiring and onboarding until at least April 1, as part of its contingency planning amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The Census Bureau encourages households to self-respond to reduce the need for enumerators to knock on doors later this spring.
The bureau’s public information chief Michael Cook joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin for more information on the implications.
The 2020 decennial count started in January on time but with the bulk of the effort still to come, the count remains on GAOs high risk list.
The coronavirus pandemic has pushed the Census Bureau to launch a coronavirus internal task force to “continuously monitor the situation nationwide.”
In today’s Federal Newscast, a new bill from House Democrats calls for severe punishments for knowingly spreading false news to discourage participation in the 2020 Census count.
The senior advocate for Decennial Census Response Security and Data Integrity at the Census Bureau said the agency has been testing and improving the online response tool and security architecture for much of the past seven years in preparation for 2020.