Federal Eye: Census 2010: One Year Away

Census Day 2010 is exactly one year from today, and this week 140,000 temporary Census employees start fanning out nationwide to start accounting for every single American address. Originally designed for next year’s follow-up visits, the GPS-enabled devices instead will be used only this year due to concerns about how well they would operate in different environments across the country.

In a continuing effort to expose the “nuts and bolts” of federal agency operations, The Eye got a demonstration of one of the “handhelds” during Monday’s yesterday’s Census-sponsored event with its national partners. Watch as Census Bureau spokesman Raul E. Cisneros demonstrates in less than two minutes how address canvassers will use the device to compile and report information on addresses.


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