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GCN JULY 2014 • GCN.COM 9 The 2020 census might seem like a long way off, but the Census Bureau is already exploring ways new applications might help improve the cost, participa- tion rate, energy savings and accuracy of the next decennial census. The agency announced it will hire 1,000 temporary of ce and eld staffers to help conduct a 2014 census eld test in parts of Washington, D.C., and Mont- gomery County, Md., to explore new methods and technologies for conduct- ing the population count. The methods include offering re- spondents the option of lling out the questionnaire online and testing a smartphone app for quicker and more accurate data collection from non-re- sponding households, the Bureau said. "We are committed to making the 2020 Census as accurate and cost-ef- fective as possible," said Census Bureau Director John H. Thompson, who spoke recently at a Census local of ce opening in Silver Spring, Md. "As part of those efforts, we are in the eld now to evaluate new survey meth- ods, including the Internet as a data collection source. Washington, D.C., and the Maryland suburbs are an ideal testing ground because of their growing and diverse populations." Although Internet data collection was not offered for the 2010 census, the Bu- reau has been using it for the American Community Survey, a local economic statistical survey, as well as other sur- veys for several years now, and will test how to best use it for the 2020 Census. It is also researching other ways to increase response rates, decrease the number of door-to-door interviews, raise workforce productivity and streamline operations. These changes should save taxpayer money, maintain accuracy and reduce the burden on respondents. The 2014 test will help the bureau evaluate the effect of enabling some respondents to sign up for email or text message noti cation before respond- ing to the questionnaire. Other goals for the Census test include evaluating multiple response options, including telephone interview, paper questionnaire or Internet. According to the bureau, continued investment in research and development will produce an accurate and cost-effec- tive 2020 census and potentially save $5 billion. • Census to test Internet-enabled survey for 2020 count BY GCN STAFF ONLINE REPORT SPONSORED BY: RRessearcchh Reeppoort Virtualization brings agencies a wealth of benefits The future of the data center is software-defined Virtualization, increasing data drive innovation Agencies face daunting storage challenges Storage management options abound topics include to learn more, visit: GCN.com/2014VirtualizationPlaybook