My Two Census

Formerly the non-partisan watchdog of the 2010 US Census, and currently an opinion blog that covers all things political, media, foreign policy, globalization, and culture…but sometimes returning to its census/demographics roots.

Think awards season ended with the Oscars? Wrong!

This just in: Michael Baker Jr., Inc. (Baker), an engineering unit of Michael Baker Corporation (NYSE Alternext US: BKR), is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a 2009 Diamond Honor Award by the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Pennsylvania for its innovation and outstanding achievement on the U.S. Census Bureau’s Accurate Coordinate Datasets Collection (ACDC) project.

Hang on just one second there folks….Has the ACDC project (perhaps someone in the Bureau is passionate about hard rock) launched and operated perfectly? Shouldn’t the folks over at the Academy who decide the Diamonds wait to see if the census software functions properly in the field during the 2010 count before issuing such awards? And most importantly, who issued Michael Baker Jr. Inc. the contract for this assignment? Was it issued fairly? What lobbying contributions has Michael Baker Jr. Inc. made? Don’t worry America, the My Two Census team is taking on this case.