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2014-07-31 12:27:10

WASHINGTON, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Census Bureau announced today the schedule for the 2013 income, poverty and health insurance statistics from the Annual Social and Economic Supplement to the Current Population Survey, as well as the 2013 American Community Survey releases: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO Monday, Aug. 18, 2014 The Census Bureau and the National Center for Health Statistics will conduct a technical briefing to provide...

2014-07-01 16:25:44

Test Will Research Ways to Save Money on 2020 Census WASHINGTON, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Census Bureau announced that today marks Census Day for the 2014 Census Test in parts of Washington, D.C., and Montgomery County, Md. This is the reference day for measuring the population of the test area. The test, during which participants are encouraged to fill out a census survey on the Internet and mobile devices, is part of efforts to explore innovative and cost-saving...

2014-06-23 12:26:40

WASHINGTON, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Census Bureau today announced two new members will join the Census Scientific Advisory Committee. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO Kenneth Simonson -- the Associated General Contractors of America's chief economist -- and Jack Levis -- the director of process management at United Parcel Service -- will join other subject-matter experts in advising the Census Bureau director on a wide range of...

2014-06-03 12:32:47

1,000 Temporary Office and Field Staff to be hired for 2014 Census Test in Parts of D.C. and Maryland WASHINGTON, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Census Bureau today announced that it is gearing up for the 2020 Census by conducting its first major field test beginning June 5 in portions of Washington, D.C., and Montgomery County, Md. The Census Bureau will hire about 1,000 temporary workers to conduct the 2014 Census Test to explore modern and cost-effective ways to...

2014-05-13 16:25:24

WASHINGTON, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In 1994, the U.S. Census Bureau became one of the first government agencies to be on the World Wide Web. The Census Bureau had long been a pioneer in using technology to improve its data collection and tabulation processes, inventing the first electrical tabulating machines for the 1890 Census and using the UNIVAC computer for the 1950 Census. The Census Bureau developed the Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and...

2014-05-13 16:25:12

WASHINGTON, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Census Bureau launched a new, interactive and redesigned census.gov website today as it celebrates 20 years on the Web. In 1994, the Census Bureau was among the first government agencies to create a public website, and the newest version offers many updated features to make finding and exploring statistics on America's people, places and economy easier for the nearly 5 million visitors who traffic the site every month....

2014-03-14 12:25:49

WASHINGTON, March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Obama's FY15 budget request for the U.S. Commerce Department's Economics and Statistics Administration (ESA) and its constituent agencies, the U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), reflects an important Department-wide transformation in the management of Commerce's treasure trove of data. The budget proposal positions the Department of Commerce at the forefront of the era of "Big Data" and clearly...

2014-02-19 16:26:53

WASHINGTON, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Census Bureau today released a beta version of its new census.gov website. With a new look and topic-based navigation, the redesigned site provides easier access to statistics on America's people, places and economy. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) The Census Bureau conducted both industry and customer research to create the new site. The beta site invites users to explore what the new home page will...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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