Yes and no, I think.
Census SDC Network has a few levels of involvement:
* SDC Lead Agencies, only 1 per state, usually the state demographer or
* SDC Affiliates - maybe Mid-America Regional Council is one of these?
* And, sandwiched between, you can ask for a "promotion" to SDC
Coordinating Agency - a commitment to assist the public in your area access the Census
data. In my experience, this has not been substantially more responsibility than being an
Re: embargo access.
Embargo access program was restarted this past spring.
If you want embargo access, it's not impossible. You WILL NEED (1) the written
support of your state SDC Lead Agency; (2) Census will look to see that you are a SDC
Coordinating Agency or a CIC. Finally, (3) fill out the form at
That item #3 is last. You'll need to take care of #1 and #2 before you submit the
Hope that helps.
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Saint Paul, MN 55101
From: ctpp-news-bounces(a)chrispy.net [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of
Sent: Thursday, September 15, 2011 4:36 PM
Subject: RE: [CTPP] 2010 1-year ACS due out Sept 22nd.
This announcement came from the Census Bureau today. As you can see, it is for "Only
members of the media who have applied for and received embargo access may join."
Apparently the Census Bureau is not interested in releasing embargoed data to those of us
who use it.
The SDC network is apparently allowed to participate in these press
releases/discussions/webinars, but not the affiliate network. I have repeatedly stressed
that the local media, upon getting something like this, immediately calls us for the local
slant. Of course, we have none because we don't have access to the data.
Yes, you will have to wait and read it in your local newspapers or watch it in the local
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THURSDAY, SEPT. 15, 2011
Public Information Office
***CENSUS BUREAU MEDIA ADVISORY***
Census Bureau to Host Pre-Release Web Conference on 2010 American Community Survey
Estimates for Embargo Subscribers
What: The Census Bureau will hold a Web conference to discuss the
Sept. 22 release of 2010 American Community Survey estimates. The webinar will
include guidance on how to access and use the upcoming 1-year estimates, a review of
selected findings and a question and answer session.
The Web conference will consist of a simultaneous audio conference and online
presentation. Reporters will be able to ask questions once the presentation is
complete. After the question and answer session, interested reporters may stay on the line
for a demonstration of how to find the estimates in the new American FactFinder
When: Tuesday, Sept. 20
Webinar: 3 - 4 p.m. EDT
American FactFinder demonstration: 4 - 4:30 p.m. EDT
Who: This webinar will include a discussion of the estimates that
will be released to the public Sept. 22. Only members of the media who have applied
for and received embargo access may join. See the Census Bureau's <embargoed
releases> page for more information. The embargoed information may not be
published or posted on-line until the public release on Sept. 22.
Sharon Stern, assistant division chief, Project Coordination, Communication, and
Data User Support, American Community Survey Office
Scott Boggess, chief, American Community Survey Coordination Staff, Social,
Economic and Housing Statistics Division
Brian McKenzie, analyst, Journey to Work and Migration Statistics Branch
Access: Information on how to access the webinar will be posted in the
media embargo area of the Census Bureau website approximately one hour before the
start time. Only media with current embargo passwords may access the simultaneous Web and
Manager, Research Data
Mid-America Regional Council
600 Broadway, Suite 200
Kansas City, MO 64105
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From: ctpp-news-bounces(a)chrispy.net [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Ed
Sent: Thursday, September 15, 2011 3:20 PM
Subject: [CTPP] 2010 1-year ACS due out Sept 22nd.
I found this is my email today from an undisclosed source. I would think
that the data will only be released in Factfinder2 but I haven't heard
anything for sure. If anyone on the list is part of the State Data Center
network and knows more please let us know. For now I guess we will just
have to wait and read about it in our newspapers.
Sept 20, 2011:
Media Webinar: 2010 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates - at 3 p.m.
EDT, the Census Bureau will hold a Web conference to discuss the Sept. 22
release of the 1-year American Community Survey estimates. The webinar
will include guidance on how to access and use the upcoming 1-year
estimates, a review of selected findings and a question and answer
session. The Web conference will consist of a simultaneous audio
conference and online presentation. Dial-in and access information will be
announced closer to the date. Only media with current embargo passwords
may join in. (News release embargoed Sept. 20 for release Sept. 22.)
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