Nov 012010

(I take “on schedule and under budget”  with a large grain of salt because of the earlier report to Government oversight committee – but never mind.  This press release lays out the “what is” of Lockheed Martin’s involvement in the American census.)

(Lockheed Martin press release. 2010-11-01  Source link no longer valid)

Lockheed Martin Delivers 2010 Census Data On Schedule and Under Budget

Data from more than 165 million forms processed and delivered to the U.S. Census Bureau

ROCKVILLE, Md., November 1st, 2010 — With the completion of the 2010 Census forms processing operation in September, Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] made its final set of deliveries for the population count—which included data from more than 165 million 2010 Census forms—to the U.S. Census Bureau. The data delivery represents the pinnacle of a six-year technology program as part of the Decennial Response Integration System (DRIS) contract being performed on schedule and under budget.

The Lockheed Martin-led DRIS team is responsible for the people, process, technology and infrastructure needed to receive, capture and standardize census data from U.S. residents, as well as provide telephone assistance to support data capture efforts. By designing an advanced technology solution to accurately, securely and efficiently scan the forms, the team was able to process as many as 2.5 million forms every 24 hours during peak production. In addition, the team answered 4.4 million inbound telephone inquiries and made 7.4 million outbound calls in total to ensure no one was missed or counted more than once.

2010 Census data are used to distribute Congressional seats to states and to allocate more than $400 billion in federal funds to local, state and tribal governments.

“The foundation of how our government operates is based on the data we process from the census,’ said Julie Dunlap, director of Lockheed Martin’s Census Practice and program manager for the 2010 Census DRIS. “We have to do it, we have to do it right, and we have to do it on time.”

At peak, the DRIS team, which included Lockheed Martin and its partner companies, consisted of nearly 15,000 employees working in one of three data capture centers or one of 11 call centers established throughout the country to support the 2010 Census. With the final delivery completed, the team is in the process of shutting down operations. Job fairs and job-seeking skills training are being provided for temporary employees.

“I’m very proud of our team for their flawless performance and commitment to our customer and our nation,” said Dunlap. “In complete partnership with the Census Bureau every step of the way, the DRIS team delivered the data accurately and securely, on schedule and under budget. This will enable the Census Bureau to deliver the data to the President by December 31, 2010 as mandated, as well as contribute to the 2010 Census operations savings that the Census Bureau realized overall.”

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 133,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation’s 2009 sales from continuing operations were $44.0 billion.
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