Watchdog Warns About 2020 Census IT and Cybersecurity Challenges

It’s less than a month until the federal government will start asking households across the country to complete the 2020 census questionnaire. But the Census Bureau is behind addressing IT and cybersecurity issues that could put the decennial survey at risk, according to a government watchdog report.

For the first time, the 2020 census will primarily rely on online responses rather than paper surveys. But the new technology supporting the effort brings new potential security risks.

Officials with the Government Accountability Office, which authored the report, laid out some of their security concerns last week during a congressional hearing.

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Oh, great…

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Probably many of you have thought of this idea. In the last census, 2010, which I filled out at home I copied the pages and placed them in my family binder. Yes, I keep a binder as well as digitizing. I plan to do the same for the 2020 census.. this way any family descendant will have access to my line rather than waiting the 72 years. i also create a page indicating where my grown children, grands and great grands are living,
Joan

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