CNSI picks up Census survey system work

IT business solutions provider CNSI won a nine-year, $5.8 million prime contract from the Census Bureau to develop software and support for the agency's Regional Office Survey Control System.

The system, known as ROSCO, is the central control for regional office field surveys. ROSCO collects, processes and maintains huge amounts of data and is used by more than 7,000 agency staffers to review workloads and assign cases.

Employees also use the system to track surveys and close out data to the Master Control System, the central repository for all Census Bureau data.

Under the contract, CNSI will furnish a team of developers to create, test and support applications for surveys. The company also will offer guidance on process, policy and configuration that affects ROSCO's development and expansion.

The Census Bureau was CNSI's first federal customer, and the company has been doing business with the agency since 1997, officials said. It developed and supported IT systems for the 2000 Decennial Census.

The new contract is CNSI's second award under Commerce Information Technology Solutions Contract (COMMITS) NexGen program, a multibillion-dollar, governmentwide small-business contract for IT products and services. The company also supports Lockheed Martin Corp. on the Decennial Response Integration System, and Harris Corp. on Field Data Collection Automation. Both programs are for the 2010 Census.

Based in Rockville, Md., CNSI is a privately owned company making IT business solutions. Other government customers include the Air Force, Army National Guard, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Federal Aviation Administration, National Institutes of Health, Library of Congress, Transportation Security Administration and the Agriculture, Energy and Health and Human Services departments.

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