Press Release from Senator Tom Carper’s office
FOR RELEASE: Oct. 6, 2009
CONTACT: Bette Phelan (202) 224-2441
U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs
HEARING: “2010 Census – A Status Update of Key Decennial Operations.”
WASHINGTON (Oct. 6, 2009) – Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), chairman of the Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information, Federal Services, and International Security, will hold a hearing Wednesday, October 7 at 3:00 p.m. titled “2010 Census: A Status Update of Key Decennial Operations.”
With less than six months before Census Day 2010, this hearing will provide a status update of key decennial operations, estimated to cost more than $14.7 billion.
Census Director Dr. Robert Groves, in his first appearance before the committee since his confirmation, will provide updates on the Bureau’s recent completion of its address canvassing operation; the progress of the Bureau’s testing of key decennial information technology and operational systems; the use of American Reinvestment and Recovery Act spending to enhance outreach to hard-to-count communities; and the Bureau’s response to program and operational challenges identified by both GAO and the Department of Commerce’s Inspector General.
WHEN:Wednesday, October 7 at 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building
- The Honorable Robert M. Groves, Director, U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Commerce
- Todd Zinser, Inspector General, U.S. Department of Commerce
- Robert Goldenkoff, Director, Strategic Issues, U.S. Government Accountability Office