“Information technology problems at the U.S. Census Bureau have been fixed or are in the process of being remedied, despite recent reports raising concerns about the bureau’s preparedness for the 2020 Census, the agency’s director said Monday.”
“Census Bureau director Steven Dillingham said in a brief interview with The Associated Press during a visit in Florida that the agency’s IT systems are undergoing ‘some tremendous testing.’”
“‘There were some previous reports … that have been overcome by events in that we have made the progress needed in remedying them,’ Dillingham said while visiting Orlando City Hall.”
“Dillingham was in Florida to promote the Census Bureau’s efforts to recruit and hire as many as 500,000 temporary workers for next spring’s 2020 Census. The once-a-decade head count is the largest peacetime operation by the federal government. The peak recruiting season starts next month.” Read the full article here.
Source: Census Bureau head says IT concerns are being remedied – By Mike Schneider of the Associated Press, December 9, 2019. Federal Times.