Skip to comments.Census Still ‘Struggling’ With IT Problems That May Affect Count’s Accuracy
Posted on 04/30/2010 3:36:19 AM PDT by Man50D
The U.S. Census Bureau is still having problems with its computer system that handles the data for households that did not return a census form. However, the Census Bureau director said the system has successfully printed out the assignments for the enumerators who will conduct in-person interviews with households that did not mail in their forms.
We continue to struggle with the software system called the paper-based operation control system, but we passed, just amazingly, a wonderful threshold last week where we printed out assignments for all these enumerators, said Census Bureau Director Robert Groves. It worked.
The Census director made the comments at a press briefing on the Census participation rate, which took place at the National Press Club in Washington on Thursday.
Groves said the Bureau is not fond of its paper-based operation control system (PBOCS), which is used to manage the non-response follow-up (NRFU). The NRFU, set to begin May 1, is the Census largest operation and involves census workers personally interviewing millions of people nationwide who did not respond to the mailed Census questionnaire.
"Slightly more than 72 percent of U.S. households believed to be occupied mailed back their 2010 Census forms, the same rate that was achieved in 2000, the U.S. Census Bureau announced on Apr. 28.
Not that it is the most loved piece of software in the Census Bureau, but its working well enough to get the census down so far, said Groves.
We have assignments ready for 600,000 people who are ready to hit the streets on Saturday, he added. So we're proceeding.
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they better struggle with all they spent do do a bogus census
So we shouldn’t be surprised when DC ends up with 270 electoral votes.
They are just trying to figure out how much fraud they can get away with.
Cover story out there. According to the plan.
Oh no we undercounded in red counties and over counted in blue counties. I’m shocked I tell you.
The census “results” will certainly favor globalist initiatives.
“They are just trying to figure out how much fraud they can get away with.”
Yeah, they have the developers trying to locate the Castro-Chavez bug in the code.
I just finished my training to do this in-person follow-up.
At least where I am, there was no bias or oddities.
That’s what I signed on to find out.
So far, all at the street level where I am is legit.
Updates as the followup progresses.
This would not be necessary if people sent in the original mailings. So there..
Curiously, the results will be what they want them to be.
Hey bossmechanic come to my house. I’d love it.
My form had 50 questions and I ain’t about to answer them.
Reminds me of the IRS who spent billions on a system that was essentially stillborn.
The amazing part is that any difficult IT challenge is always put out for bid by the government....which means ostensibly competent firms are made incompetent through mere association with bureaucrats.
I never received a “the census form is coming, the census form is coming” I never received the census form itself (short or long form) and I never received the letter to hurry and send it back in. oh yeah, and I live in a red district. I called the census line several times asking for a for-—it was never sent to me. And as a last resort, I tried to get a form at the local library-—the one in my red district said that they never got them. I called the library in the nearby blue district, was told they had them. When I got there the next day to pick one up I was informed that they were no longer available......
So, tell me, what more was supposed to do?
Meanwhile, several private companies not only achieved the mapping system, they now sell them to you on CD's for pennies. Such is the capability of the government, whether it is drawing maps, or providing medical care.
Now they can't even list the names of our citizens, something the credit reporting companies have been doing for decades. Lesson learned: don't trust the government to do anything.
I sent mine in answering only one question that there were two people living in this house. Last night I got a call from the Census folks with tons of questions all of which I answered as no comment it was getting so drawn out that I finally got fed up told here the next sound she hears will be a dial tone and I hung up. My wife keeps looking out the window for a Black Helicopter,just kidding.
The Federal Governments historical track record in implementing any sort of IT project has been pathetic.
(10 yrs. and $1 bil. at the IRS with no results, for example)
That being said, this is probably deliberate and meant to give them an excuse to turn to statistical sampling.
My dad’s doing it, too, because he needs a job.
He retired from the oil industry a few years ago, after working at the same plant for 30+ years.
Just 3-4 years into retirement, after bad advice from H&R Block, he owes the government back taxes and cannot afford to pay all his bills - so I’ve taken his phone bill, and his cable/internet bill, plus put him on my car insurance.
Thank you to God for the provisions and the ability to do such a thing.
1. The actual number of people living at the address printed on the form, excluding untaxed Native Americans;
2. Age of each person in accordance with US Const. Amendment XIV, Section 2.
3. Sex of each person, in accordance with US Const. Amendment XIV, Section 2.
These are the only constitutionally required questions to be answered. And, other than my phone number and “homo sapiens” for race, I left the rest blank.
This is a corrupted process. They are more concerned about counting illegals than citizens.
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