Press Release

U.S. Census Bureau Awards CNSI $5.8 Million Contract to Provide Software Development & Support for Mission-critical ROSCO System

CNSI Expands the Size and Scope of its Census Operation

Publish Date
08/07/2006
Author
CNSI

ROCKVILLE, MD — CNSI, a fast-growing provider of innovative IT business solutions for government and commercial enterprises, today announced it has been selected by the U.S. Census Bureau to provide software development and support for its Regional Office Survey Control (ROSCO) system. Valued at $5.8 million over nine years, this prime contract continues a long-standing relationship between the Census Bureau and CNSI, which began in 1997.

ROCKVILLE, MD — CNSI, a fast-growing provider of innovative IT business solutions for government and commercial enterprises, today announced it has been selected by the U.S. Census Bureau to provide software development and support for its Regional Office Survey Control (ROSCO) system. Valued at $5.8 million over nine years, this prime contract continues a long-standing relationship between the Census Bureau and CNSI, which began in 1997. The Census Bureau has become increasingly reliant upon IT to improve the timeliness and quality of its data, and is using new and improved data collection methods and technology for the 2010 Census as well as for its day-to-day operations. As the center control system for Regional Office (RO) field surveys, ROSCO collects, processes and maintains enormous amounts of data, making it a key factor in the successful operation of the Census Bureau. A client/server system, ROSCO is used by more than 7, 000 Census Bureau staff to manage data collection activities such as reviewing staff workloads, assigning cases to field representatives, tracking survey progress and closing out data to the Master Control System–the central repository for all Census Bureau data.

The ROSCO system consists of a PowerBuilder? control and tracking component that runs in 12 ROs located in various cities across the country.Under the contract, CNSI will provide a dedicated team of PowerBuilder and Oracle Pro*C developers to create, test and support applications for new and existing surveys. In addition, CNSI will offer strategic guidance on process, policy and configuration that impacts the development and expansion of ROSCO.ROSCO marks CNSI’s second award associated with the COMMITS NextGen contract at Census. In addition to the two COMMITS awards, CNSI currently supports Lockheed Martin on Decennial Response Integration System (DRIS) and Harris Corporation on Field Data Collection Automation (FDCA), which are programs associated with the 2010 Census.”CNSI is proud to expand its successful working relationship with the U.S. Census Bureau and supplement its support in the agency’s day-to-day operations. This award enables CNSI to continue building on its role in with the Census Bureau, ” said Reet Singh, COO, CNSI. “In addition to strong technical expertise, CNSI’s proven experience with the Bureau helped secure this new contract. Having played a critical role in the 2000 Decennial Census, we have intimate knowledge of the census environment.”CNSI developed and supported IT systems for the 2000 Decennial Census — the largest, most sophisticated and most accurate census, encompassing 120 million forms with 98 percent accuracy.

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 improves 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 Techway Fast 50 lists for consistently high-revenue growth. For more information, please visit www.cns-inc.com.