GAO Reports on Needed IT Improvements for Census Bureau

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on July 18, 2005

Information Technology Management: Census Bureau Has Implemented Many Key Practices, but Additional Actions Are Needed GAO-05-661, June 16, 2005. Highlights.

  • “The bureau has developed policies and procedures and initiated key practices in many of the areas that are important to successfully managing IT, including investment management, system development/management, enterprise architecture management, information security, and human capital management. However, many of these practices are not fully and consistently performed…Because the bureau plans to spend billions of dollars on information technology to prepare for the 2010 decennial census, building in sound IT practices now is more critical than ever.”
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