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The Census Bureau is ready to apply lessons learned from the 2010 population count to the next one in 2020. It\'s laying the groundwork to move away from large, troublesome, monolithic technology systems.
The Commerce Department says that as things stand the 2010 Census is now expected to come in on schedule and 22 percent under budget, meaning a savings of $1.6 billion in 2010. Congressional reaction to the news is split along party lines with some lawmakers praising the efforts of the Census Bureau to do an accurate and cost-effective population count - while one lawmaker calls the claims \"smoke and mirrors.\"
Bureau Director Groves and Commerce Secretary Locke announced the savings today. Officials say Census saved money for three reasons, including not having to tap into a reserve fund in case of emergency.
With the 2010 census winding down its more public face, officials are double-checking their work as the bureau looks toward the final decennial population count. The Census director peers into his crystal ball as he begins to consider how the 2020 census will be conducted.
From problems with handheld computers to headaches concerning the development of \"back-office\" computing systems, technology has been a high-risk area for the Census. But now, the current Census director seems to have good news: problems with one of those back-office systems have been fixed.
Ten years from now, how the population in the U.S. is counted will probably be even more different than the population will be! Director of the Census Bureau, Dr. Robert Groves tells us the Census plans to test using the Internet for future counts.
Census Bureau gears up for the most difficult part of its high-stakes count. Today, officials will announce the final mail participation rate. Then, beginning May 1, more than 600,000 census workers will fan out across the country to knock on the doors of those who did not respond by mail. Census Director Doctor Robert Groves explains where we are and what\'s next.
The Census Bureau has a plan. Census Bureau Director, Dr. Robert Groves explains.
The clock continues to tick down to the April 1st start of the 2010 Census, and a Senate oversight subcommittee continues to focus on efforts for an accurate count of the nation\'s population next year.
With seven months to go before census forms begin arriving in American mailboxes, the newly-confirmed Census Director Dr. Robert Groves holds his first news conference.
By Max Cacas FederalNewsRadio The Senate is expected to vote late this afternoon on the nomination of Dr. Robert Groves to be the next director of the U.S. Census Bureau. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid…
Dealing with a braindrain fallout may be the biggest obstacle for the 2010 census and beyond.
President Obama has chosen Robert Groves to be the next director of the U.S. Census Bureau. Groves worked for the Census in the past and, if confirmed, will re-enter the agency with less than a…