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IBM Awarded Census Bureau Data Access and Dissemination System Contract


The U.S. Census Bureau has awarded IBM (NYSE: IBM) Global Business Services a contract to provide data tabulation and dissemination services in support of the 2010 Census and other key Census Bureau surveys. The contract is designed to expedite data assessment, offer more flexibility in analysis, and improve the usability of Census information for citizens and policymakers. The project was awarded to IBM on September 20th, and the value of the contract is $89.5 million over 9 years.

The program includes data processing of the individual household responses collected by the Census Bureau during the 2010 Census, producing data used for Congressional redistricting and the distribution of federal entitlement funds. In addition, the contract will include updates to the Census Bureau’s primary Internet-based data dissemination program, the American FactFinder system ( The Census Bureau data has numerous uses, including tracking of demographic trends across the country down to very small geographical areas.

“We appreciate the Census Bureau’s continued confidence in IBM to support their efforts,” said John Nyland, Managing Partner, IBM Global Business Services, Public Sector. “Working with our business partners, IBM is helping the Census Bureau with innovative approaches to flexible and timely data analysis and dissemination.”

IBM’s subcontracting business partners include BAE Systems, ESRI, Space-Time Research, SAS, M-Cubed, Roundarch, Dataline, FWG, Measurable Results, RCM, PKW, Fenestra, and Acumen Solutions.

In addition to the data tabulation and dissemination services work, IBM is also supporting the Census Bureau as a subcontractor to Lockheed Martin on the Decennial Response Integration System (DRIS) 2010 data collection contract.


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