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2020 Census: Actions Needed to Address Key Risks to a Successful Enumeration, Statement of Robert Goldenkoff, Director, Strategic Issues, and Nick Marinos, Director, Information Technology and Cybersecurity, Testimony Before the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, U.S. Senate   [open pdf - 883KB]

From the GAO [Government Accountability Office] Highlights: "The Bureau is responsible for conducting a complete and accurate decennial census of the U.S. population. The decennial census is mandated by the Constitution and provides vital data for the nation. A complete count of the nation's population is an enormous undertaking as the Bureau seeks to control the cost of the census, implement operational innovations, and use new and modified IT [information technology] systems. In recent years, GAO has identified challenges that raise serious concerns about the Bureau's ability to conduct a cost-effective count. For these reasons, GAO added the 2020 Census to its High-Risk list in February 2017."

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GAO-19-588T
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2019-07-16
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