Census Bureau, contractor race to update identity management system for 2020

FedScoop: As the 2020 census approaches, the Census Bureau has issued a noncompetitive justification to allow a single contractor to continue handling the implementation of $9.5 million in upgrades to secure taxpayer information during surveying.

The bureau released the justification on FedBizOpps on Friday, saying that it required Centreville, Va.-based IT contractor TriVir, LLC, to continue work on modernizing its identity and access management tool, the Census Public Access Security Systems (C-PASS) — which holds decennial census, economic census and other taxpayer-based data — to meet new Homeland Security Presidential Directive-12 data security requirements.

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