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Lockheed Martin wins census contract

Lockheed Martin Corp. has been awarded a $500 million U.S. Census Bureau contract for the 2010 Census Decennial Response Integration System (DRIS).

The contract includes developing an option for filing census questionnaire responses via the Internet.

"Incorporating an Internet-based option for responding to the decennial count helps the bureau make the census process even more responsive and inclusive," said Preston Waite, associate director for the 2010 U.S. Census.

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.

Lockheed Martin was the prime contractor which developed the information processing system used during Census 2000.

Lockheed Martin, headquartered in Bethesda, Md., employs about 130,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture and integration of advanced technology systems, products and services.