American Community Survey Data Products
Beginning in 2008, the Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) will introduce multyear estimates into the American Community Survey (ACS) data products. The Census Bureau is proposing to modify its current line of data products to accommodate the multiyear estimates and is requesting comments from current and potential users of ACS data products to help guide this modification. The ACS data products are currently only available in the form of single-year estimates for years 2005 and 2006.
Suspension of the Geographically Updated Population Certification Program (GUPCP) for Places Incorporating or Annexing Between Censuses
This document serves notice to state and local governments and to other federal agencies that beginning on January 1, 2008, the Bureau of the Census will suspend the Geographically Updated Population Certification Program for five yearsthe two years preceding the decennial census, the decennial census year, and the two years following itto accommodate the taking of the 2010 Census. During this time, the Bureau of the Census will not provide the operations necessary to determine the updated April 1, 2000, census population and housing unit counts for entities that annex territory or that incorporate or organize as counties, boroughs, cities, towns, villages, townships, or other general purpose governments. However, all requests for population and housing count updates received in writing before January 1, 2008 will be considered.
Proposed Data Sharing Activity
The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) conducts the Survey of Industrial Research and Development (R&D) under a joint partnership agreement with the National Science Foundation (NSF). The U.S. Census Bureau proposes to provide data collected from the 2004-2009 R&D surveys to the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) for statistical purposes exclusively. In accordance with the requirement of Section 524(d) of the Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act of 2002 (CIPSEA), we are providing the opportunity for public comment on this data-sharing action. Through the use of these shared data, the BEA will augment its existing R&D-related data, identify data quality issues arising from reporting differences in the BEA and Census Bureau surveys, and improve its survey sample frames. The NSF will be provided non-confidential aggregate data (public use) and reports that have cleared Census Bureau disclosure review. Disclosure review is a process conducted to verify that the data to be released do not reveal any confidential information.