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*** To prep for the 2020 population count, the Census Bureau hired 32,000 workers nationwide to verify 50 million addresses in an effort that wrapped up in October, 2019. Now the Office of Inspector General at the Commerce Department is initiating a review to determine whether laptops issued in that address canvassing effort were collected from workers and if Census data was deleted from those devices in accordance with bureau contracts.

*** A Senate bill to develop and improve the federal and private sector cybersecurity workforce would cost $57 million to implement over five years, according to a Congressional Budget Office estimate. The bill, known as the HACKED Act, was passed out of the Senate Commerce Committee last November.