Census: Learning Lessons from 2010, Planning for 2020
Editor’s note: I’m currently in London where the UK’s 2011 Census is now underway. A 2011 UK Census form came in the mail a few days ago and I have also seen numerous billboards around town telling residents that they can complete the 2011 Census online. If only America would have been able to get its act together for an online 2010 Census…Of course, Census Bureau Director Robert M. Groves will state at this hearing that he is exploring options for how to put the 2020 Census online. This is a complete no-brainer…
HEARING: “Census: Learning Lessons from 2010, Planning for 2020″
WASHINGTON – Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), Chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information, Federal Services, and International Security, will hold a hearing titled “Census: Learning Lessons from 2010, Planning for 2020″ on Wednesday, April 6, 2011, at 1:30 p.m. in room 342 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C.
The purpose of the hearing is to identify lessons learned from the 2010 Census, identify technological advances that can be used to improve data quality and reexamine areas that could help produce a more cost-effective 2020 Census. The hearing will also assess recent developments with the American Community Survey, an ongoing statistical survey that produces demographic information.
“Planning for the 2020 Census is already underway, so it is time for us to start considering how we can improve upon the 2010 Census,” said Sen. Carper. “I’m particularly interested to learn about how existing technology can be incorporated into the 2020 Census. As we embark upon a decade’s worth of extensive research and preparation, we will begin with this hearing by identifying a few of the initiatives that show promise for producing an accurate and cost-effective 2020 Census.”
For more information or to watch a live stream of Sen. Carper’s hearing, please click HERE.
U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information, Federal Services, and International Security Hearing “Census: Learning Lessons from 2010, Planning for 2020″
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
342 Dirksen Senate Office Building
The Honorable Robert Groves
U.S. Census Bureau
U.S. Department of Commerce
Mr. Todd Zinser
U.S. Department of Commerce
Mr. Robert Goldenkoff
Director, Strategic Issues
U.S. Government Accountability Office
Mr. Daniel Castro
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Dr. Thomas Cook, Ph. D.
Committee on National Statistics
The National Academies
Mr. Arturo Vargas
National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials
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