2020 Census

FILE  - This Sunday, April 5, 2020, file photo, shows an envelope containing a 2020 census letter mailed to a U.S. resident in Detroit.  A U.S. Census Bureau director couldn't be fired without cause and new questions to the census form would have to be vetted by Congress under proposed legislation which attempts to prevent in the future the type of political interference into the nation's head count that took place during the Trump administration. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

The Census Bureau resets with a new five-year strategic plan

The Census bureau is looking towards 2030 and modernizing the other products it produces more frequently. Federal Drive host Tom Temin talked about some…

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(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)Robert Santos

Census nominee open to post-COVID telework in bid to improve workforce morale

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Robert Santos

Biden’s Census nominee promises independence, transparency

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How the Census Bureau knocked down stupid and potentially harmful internet rumors

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(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)FILE - This April 19, 2019 file photo shows a sign for the Department of Defense at the Pentagon in Washington. The Biden administration’s nominee for top Pentagon policy adviser was met with sharp criticism from Republicans on the Senate Armed Services Committee Thursday, including accusations that he has been too partisan to be confirmed for the job. Colin Kahl, who served as national security adviser to then-Vice President Joe Biden during the Obama administration, faced repeated questions on his previous support for the Iran nuclear deal and how he would approach that issue now. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Report: DoD’s lack of movement on modernization efforts could come back to haunt it

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(AP Photo/John Raoux)A briefcase of a census taker is seen as she knocks on the door of a residence Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, in Winter Park, Fla. A half-million census takers head out en mass this week to knock on the doors of households that haven't yet responded to the 2020 census. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Census Bureau count follow ups hurt by pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic made a hash out of the Census Bureau’s plan for field operations. Ultimately it has less time to do the work of following up in person…

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FILE - This Sunday, April 5, 2020, file photo shows an envelope containing a 2020 census letter mailed to a U.S. resident in Detroit. On Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court stopped the once-a-decade head count of every U.S. resident from continuing through the end of October. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Yes, Virginia, federal agencies can be agile

Census had to dance around pandemic, but it will have gotten the job done.

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(Getty Images/iStockphoto/Phototreat)Aerial of the Pentagon, the Department of Defense headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, near Washington DC, with I-395 freeway on the left, and the Air Force Memorial up middle.

NDAA includes more congressional oversight of OTAs

In today’s Federal Newscast, Congress wants more transparency about the use of Other Transaction Authority in Defense spending.

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