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For Immediate Release: Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Census Bureau Unveils New Data Tools and Apps at Technology Demo Day

Press Release Number CB17-198


The U.S. Census Bureau will showcase 12 new innovative projects at an interagency demonstration day created through a federal initiative called The Opportunity Project (TOP). These new tools address problems such as youth and veteran homelessness, engaging hard-to-count populations in the decennial census and making federal grants data user-friendly.

TOP is a collaborative effort between government agencies, technology companies and nongovernment organizations to translate government open data into user-friendly tools that solve real world problems for families, communities and businesses nationwide. To date, 10 federal agencies and more than 50 technology companies, universities, and local communities have come together to develop solutions that improve access to economic opportunity, resulting in the creation of over 45 digital tools that now help families, schools, local officials and other members of the public.

Presenters and other subject matter experts will take questions from the media following the completion of presentations. The event will include presentations, lightning talks and a 2-hour live demo expo in which participants can test the new technologies and interact with the teams who built them.


Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017
12-5 p.m. EST


U.S. Census Bureau Auditorium
4600 Silver Hill Road
Suitland, MD 20746


Karen Dunn-Kelley, Under Secretary for Economic Affairs, Department of Commerce

Ron S. Jarmin, Performing the Nonexclusive Functions and Duties of the Director, U.S. Census Bureau

Margie Graves, Acting U.S. Chief Information Officer, Office of Management and Budget

Dave Lebryk, Fiscal Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of the Treasury

Jennifer Bell-Ellwanger, Director of Policy and Program Studies Service, U.S. Department of Education

Census Bureau leadership and external organizations including Cisco, IBM, MIT and more.


To RSVP for the event, please contact the Census Bureau’s Public Information Office at <pio@census.gov> or call 301-763-3030 by Monday, Nov. 27, 2017.


The event will be live streamed from 12-3 p.m. EST. To view the event online, view the Census Live page at <www.census.gov/newsroom/census-live.html>.


Jewel Jordan
Public Information Office

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