The Census Bureau is ramping up technology investments to address a slew of IT issues experts fear could pose major threats to the integrity of the decennial count.
So far this month, the bureau already requested information on three different IT services to support efforts leading up to 2020 and extended an existing deal to secure its largest databases.
The Government Accountability Office designated the 2020 Census as a “high-risk” project last year after it found the bureau had fallen far behind schedule on developing and testing the vast majority of its IT systems. Congress has since injected the agency with an extra $3 billion, about half of which will go to IT.
The extra funds helped get kickstart many long-delayed tech projects, but experts worry the those systems’ cybersecurity might suffer from an accelerated rollout.
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