Census Bureau Awards $500 Million Contract To Capture And Standardize 1020 Census Data
The U.S. Census Bureau has awarded a contract of more than $500 million to the Lockheed Martin Corporation, headquartered in Bethesda, Md., for the 2010 Census Decennial Response Integration System (DRIS).
The DRIS contract will include developing an option for filing census questionnaire responses via the Internet.
The contract also includes systems, facilities and staffing to capture and standardize census data via paper census forms, telephone and the Internet.
Lockheed Martin will team with IBM, Computer Sciences Corporation, Pearson Government Solutions and several other companies to perform the six-year contract.
The DRIS contract is a cost-plus, award-fee contract with firm fixed-price elements.