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Reengineering the US Census of Population and Housing

Jan Beise
10. Use of new technologies in census operations
This paper by the US Census Bureau describes the efforts to completely modernize and reengineer the 2010 Decennial Census Program. This reengineering effort is presented as having four major goals:

(a) improve the relevance and timeliness of census long-form data;
(b) reduce operational risk;
(c) improve the accuracy of census coverage; and
(d) contain costs.

The paper details three highly integrated activities on which the accomplishment of these goals are based: 1) the American Community Survey; 2) the Master Address File/Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing (MAF/TIGER) Enhancements Program; and 3) a multi-year program of comprehensive planning, development, and testing for a short form only 2010 Census.

Paper presented at the 2006 plenary session of the Conference of European Statisticians (CES) in Paris (13-15 June 2006).

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