Digitization

FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2020, file photo, U.S. Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham testifies during a hearing of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, on Capitol Hill in Washington. The bureau says it has developed two secure data-collection systems, so that if one goes down during the census count, the other can substitute. Other mechanisms are in place to prevent failure and backup plans in case the worst happens. “All systems are go," Dillingham said. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
February 15, 2020 - 9:07 am
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The stakes are high when a major civic exercise involves a large population, new technology that has not been thoroughly tested and an entire country waiting on the results. Just ask the organizers of the Iowa caucuses, which offered a cautionary tale on the technological woes...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, and CDU party chairwoman Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer use tablet computers as they attend a Christian Social Union party board meeting at the eve of a party convention in Leipzig, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
November 22, 2019 - 6:42 am
BERLIN (AP) — Taking the stage exactly 14 years after becoming German chancellor, Angela Merkel has told party faithful in Leipzig she had never imagined being in power for so long, but that the work isn’t done. Merkel reminded her Christian Democratic Party convention Friday that since 2005 they’d...
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