Census Bureau Must Fix 3,100 Cyber Vulnerabilities Before 2020 Count

NextGov: The preparation for the 2020 Census is laboring under constricted timelines, unfixed cyber vulnerabilities and ballooning IT costs, according to a Government Accountability Office report released Thursday.

Early testing has turned up 3,100 digital vulnerabilities that need to be remediated in Census systems, according to the report, including 43 that are deemed either “high risk” or “very high risk.”

That number could increase dramatically because numerous IT systems haven’t yet undergone cybersecurity testing, the audit notes.

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