Ron Jarmin, the Census Bureau’s deputy director, said the agency looks to build a set of digital tools to help the private sector and the public make better use of its treasure trove of data.
The 2013 shutdown which lasted 16 days and cost the government an estimated $2.5 billion. With 34 days and counting this year’s stalemate could meet that number.
For all the controversy surrounding the last-minute addition of a citizenship question on 2020 census forms, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross says he’s unconvinced that the question will impact response rates.
Census Bureau Chief Data Officer Zach Whitman says among the hopes for the site is to serve as a bridge between users who are more familiar with “data-data” and those more versed in geospatial data.
Certified financial planner talks about Thrift Savings Plan numbers for 2012. Todd Harrison of the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments sheds light on DoD’s recent shopping spree. Jim Treat of the Census Bureau discusses the Web-first approach to the American Community Survey. Attorney Sandy Hoe discusses a recent case in which a contractor sued the Air Force. Dr. Gerald Dillingham of the GAO talks about possible changes in leadership at the FAA.