WASHINGTON (AP) -- Technology problems will force the Census Bureau to return to using paper and pencil to count the nation's 300 million residents in the 2010 census.
Stories by the New York Times and NextGov.
"...the government will scrap plans to use handheld computers to collect information from the millions of Americans who don't return census forms mailed out by the government." Of course, if people DO return census forms mailed out by Census, it would save the government (i.e., taxpayers) a whole lot of money.
Prepared Statement of Steve H. Murdock, Director of U.S. Census Bureau re: the Fiscal Year 2009 Budget, before the Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies, Committee on Appropriations, U.S. House of Representatives, 3 April 2008.
Serious 2010 Census Challenges to Be Swiftly Addressed. Clear Internal and External Agreement That 2010 Census Can Succeed With Major Operational and Budgetary Changes.