Chairman Farenthold, Ranking Member Lynch, and Members of the Subcommittee, this concludes our statement today. We would be pleased to respond to any questions that you may have.
n1 See related GAO products at the end of this statement.
n2 See for example: GAO, Results-Oriented Government: Practices That Can Help Enhance and Sustain Collaboration among Federal Agencies, GAO-06-15 (
n3 GAO, Information Technology: Significant Problems of Critical Automation Program Contribute to Risks Facing 2010 Census, GAO-08-550T (
n4 See for example, GAO, 2000 Census: Progress Made on Design, but Risks Remain, GAO/GGD-97-142 (
n5 GAO, 2020 Census: Sustaining Current Reform Efforts Will Be Key to a More Cost-Effective Enumeration, GAO-12-905T (
n6 GAO, 2010 Census: Census Bureau Should Take Acton to Improve the Credibility and Accuracy of Its Cost Estimate for the Decennial Census, GAO-08-554 (
n7 GAO, GAO Cost Estimating and Assessment Guide: Best Practices for Developing and Managing Capital Program Costs, GAO-09-3SP (
n8 GAO, Decennial Census: Additional Actions Could Improve the
n9 GAO, 2010 Census: Data Collection Operations Were Generally Completed as Planned, but Long-standing Challenges Suggest Need for Fundamental Reforms, GAO-11-193 (
n10 See GAO, 2010 Census: Census Bureau Has Made Progress on Schedule and Operational Control Tools, but Needs to Prioritize Remaining System Requirements, GAO-10-59 (
n11 See GAO, 2020 Census: Additional Steps Are Needed to Build on Early Planning, GAO-12-626 (
n12 We also attend these reviews as observers at the Bureau's invitation.
n13 During NRFU the Bureau sends enumerators to collect data from households that did not mail back their census forms. NRFU procedures instruct enumerators to make up to six attempts to contact a household. The 2010 Census NRFU operation cost
n14 The amount of and quality of administrative records the Bureau is able to collect will affect the amount of cost savings it is able to realize.
n15 The Bureau's access to and use of administrative records is governed by agency-specific statutes. For example, the Bureau has access to tax data under 26 U.S.C. [Sec.] 6103(j)(1) "for the purpose of, but only to the extent necessary in, the structuring of censuses ... and conducting related statistical activities."
n17 GAO, Information Technology: Census Bureau Needs to Implement Key Management Practices, GAO-12-915 (
n20 Access controls include those related to (1) protection of system boundaries, (2) identification and authentication, (3) authorization, (4) cryptography, (5) audit and monitoring, and (6) physical security.
n21 GAO, Information Security: Actions Needed by
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