- To examine the Census Bureau’s progress during the 2018 end-to-end test and examine ongoing preparations for the 2020 decennial census.
In order to control costs, the Census Bureau is concentrating on four main innovation areas: (1) reengineering address canvassing; (2) optimizing self-responses; (3) utilizing administrative records and third-party data; and (4) reengineering field operations.
The 2018 end-to-end test is currently underway in Providence, Rhode Island. Of the 44 IT systems required for the 2018 test, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found only 8 systems had been fully tested and deployed.
At the end of March, the 2020 Census questions were delivered to Congress. Later this year, area census offices will open and begin in-office address canvassing as well as ongoing integration and scalability testing on IT systems.
Witnesses and testimonies
|Mr. John M. Gore||Acting Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division||U.S. Department of Justice||Two|
|Mr. Earl Comstock||Director of the Office of Policy and Strategic Planning||U.S. Department of Commerce||One||Document|
|Dr. Ron S. Jarmin, Ph.D.||Acting Director||U.S. Census Bureau||One||Document|
|Mr. David A. Powner||Director of Information Technology Management Issues||U.S. Government Accountability Office||One||Document|
|Mr. Robert Goldenkoff||Director of Strategic Issues, Census Issues||U.S. Government Accountability Office||One||Document|
|Mr. Justin Levitt||Associate Dean for Research||Loyola Law School, Los Angeles||One||Document|