Press Release

Harris Corporation Selects CNSI as a Subcontractor in the 2010 Census Field Data Collection Automation Program

"CNSI Secures Contract to Support Local Office Automation and Mobile Technologies Used by Field Enumerators To Deliver a More Efficient, Accurate U.S. Census"

Publish Date
05/30/2006
Author
CNSI

ROCKVILLE, MD — CNSI, a fast growing, innovative provider of IT business solutions for government and commercial enterprises, today announced that it has been selected by Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), as a subcontractor, for the U.S. Census Bureau Field Data Collection Automation (FDCA) program. CNSI is to provide engineering services and technical support for local and regional offices as part of the five-year, $600 million FDCA program that was awarded to Harris in March.

ROCKVILLE, MD — CNSI, a fast growing, innovative provider of IT business solutions for government and commercial enterprises, today announced that it has been selected by Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), as a subcontractor, for the U.S. Census Bureau Field Data Collection Automation (FDCA) program. CNSI is to provide engineering services and technical support for local and regional offices as part of the five-year, $600 million FDCA program that was awarded to Harris in March. The FDCA program fully integrates and automates the systems that efficiently and securely obtain census field data during the 2010 Census. “The 2010 FDCA program represents a significant technological improvement to one of the country’s most critical administrative tasks. The U.S. Census requires skilled onsite IT support to ensure office automation systems and handheld devices have high availability to Census, ” said Reet Singh, COO, Information System Services. “CNSI is honored to continue its involvement in the U.S. Census following our support in the previous 2000 Census–the nation’s most accurate and advanced census in history. Our team looks forward to providing the technical innovation and expertise that will make the FDCA program and 2010 Census a success.”

Previously field data was collected by hundreds of thousands of enumerators traveling door to door using paper address lists, maps and questionnaires. Once collected, papers were transported to processing centers where it was manually keyed into the system–a time consuming process with high costs and potential for errors in data entry. The U.S. Census Bureau will improve the process in the upcoming 2010 Census using the latest mobile technology to digitally capture information collected during interviews and transmit it back to processing centers in near real time. GPS mapping technology will be used to provide electronic maps and lists making it easier for the more than 500, 000 enumerators conducting interviews to quickly and accurately reach their destinations.CNSI will support the FDCA program in Largo, MD. At this facility, CNSI will be responsible for supporting integration and test activities During the 2010 Census, CNSI will provide IT support personnel to maintain and troubleshoot hardware and software.

About CNSI

Founded in April 1994, CNSI is a premier provider of IT business solutions for government and commercial enterprises. Based in Rockville, Md., CNSI delivers technology and resource expertise that improve the efficiency and productivity of IT systems.Focused on supporting clients that ensure the safety, health, and efficiency of the nation, CNSI serves customers such as the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Energy, and several state Medicaid agencies. Over the last 10 years, CNSI has earned top industry honors and regular inclusion in the Inc. 500, VAR Business 500, and the Techway Fast 50 lists for consistently high revenue growth. Additional information about CNSI can be obtained by visiting http://www.cns-inc.com, emailing vmehta@cns-inc.com or calling (301) 634-4600.