Failed Printing Contract for 2020 Census Forms

The Government Printing Office (GPO) has “botched” a $61 million contract to print the 2020 Census forms and other collateral materials according to a story by NPR. An additional story first appeared on the development in an industry trade publication.

The company selected to do the massive printing job recently went bankrupt, and the Department of Justice terminated the contract. The controversy touched off an Inspector General investigation by the U.S. Government which is cited in the NPR story. Apparently, the GPO must now start the contracting process all over again as critical preparations for the next decennial census ramp-up.