Preparing for the 2020 Census: Will the Technology be Ready?

Hearing Date: November 3, 2015 2:00 pm 2154 Rayburn House Office Building


• To examine the Census Bureau’s (Bureau) progress in preparation for the 2020 census.
• To discuss the challenges facing IT development and other operational issues with relevant personnel from the Bureau, the Commerce Department, and the U.S. Government Accountability Office.


• In preparation for the 2020 census, the Bureau released its operational plan on October 6, 2015. This report illustrates the current design of the upcoming census, which, according to the Bureau, includes significant procedural redevelopment in order to better utilize new technology and control costs.


Witnesses and testimonies

Name Title Organization Panel Document
The Honorable John H. Thompson Director U.S. Census Bureau Document
Mr. Steven I. Cooper Chief Information Officer U.S. Department of Commerce Document
Ms. Carol R. Cha Director, Information Technology Acquisition Management Issues U.S. Government Accountability Office Document
Mr. Robert Goldenkoff Director, Strategic Issues U.S. Government Accountability Office Document

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