Saturday, May 1, 2010

GAO: Census has computer problem

And these are the guys Congress and Obama have entrusted with our HealthCare system, 16% of our economy. Good luck!

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A computer system that the Census Bureau needs to manage its door-to-door count of the U.S. population remained buggy and prone to crash a day before enumerators were set to begin their work, government officials said Friday.

The bureau's Paper Based Operations Control System did not function reliably in tests and, despite hardware and software upgrades, "may not be able to perform as needed under full operational loads," the U.S. Government Accountability Office said in a report.

"So far, it is not as stable as it needs to be," GAO Strategic Issues Director Robert Goldenkoff said before the start of a congressional hearing on the census.

Census Director Robert Groves, who stressed during the hearing that he had raised repeated concerns about the computer system's readiness in past testimony, said the bureau has backup systems in place to deal with technical glitches.

"We will get the census done with this system," he said after the hearing. "The question is, will everyone be smiling when it's done."

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