New Light Technologies and Econometrica Team Win New Contracts with the U.S. Census Bureau to Develop Next-Generation Statistical Data Products and Disclosure Avoidance Solutions

New Light Technologies

New Light Technologies Inc. (NLT), a leading provider of cloud, cybersecurity, software development, data analytics, geospatial, and scientific consulting services has been awarded new contracts by the U.S. Census Bureau (USCB) to provide a range of research, development, and technical support services for the Research and Methodology Directorate (R&M).

NLT, who brings many years of experience building large-scale public statistical data products and who has developed award-winning web-based data visualization and dissemination applications for the bureau, will lead the delivery of contracted services.

To provide additional depth of expertise, NLT has partnered with Econometrica Inc., a world-renowned analytics and research consultancy with extensive experience supporting statistical programs across the U.S. federal government and USCB.

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The team will focus on developing new economic data products and analytical tools for examining labor market activity and business productivity measures over time and implementing state-of-the-art disclosure avoidance solutions including the 2020 Decennial Census Disclosure Avoidance System (DAS) that protects personally identifiable information (PII) in statistical data across the bureau. The team will also provide comprehensive research, programmatic, and IT support for large data computing infrastructures that serve the nation’s statistical community including the Federal Research Data Centers (FRDCs).

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Together, the NLT-Econometrica team of economists, geographers, statisticians, and computer scientists offer an unparalleled breadth of expertise to support the bureau’s mission to provide quality data about the nation’s people and economy while protecting confidentiality.

Rob Pitts, NLT’s Program Manager overseeing the team, notes “Our team’s integrated services will provide the full range of research, development, and implementation support to enable the bureau to publish important new economic data and analysis tools for years to come.”