Monday, June 29, 2009

U.S. Census Bureau and Lockheed Martin Open Data Processing Center in Baltimore County

U.S. Census Bureau and Lockheed Martin Open Data Processing Center in Baltimore County
June 29, 2009

CSC-operated facility will offer more than 2,500 local jobs in 2010

Essex, Md., June 29, 2009 -- The U.S. Census Bureau and Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] today unveiled a new facility in Baltimore County, Md., to support the data processing efforts required for the 2010 Census.

The 236,500-square-foot facility at 8411 Kelso Drive in Essex, Md., will house more than 2,500 professionals who will be supporting a broad spectrum of services related to 2010 Census data processing efforts. The Baltimore Data Capture Center is an integral element in Lockheed Martin's efforts on the Decennial Response Integration System (DRIS) program to deliver the people, process, technology and infrastructure for the 2010 Census.

The facility will be operated by Lockheed Martin's subcontract partner, CSC (NYSE: CSC), who will also manage the hiring efforts for the 2,500 new employees. Skills required include computer and warehouse operations, document sorting and preparation, and managerial and team leadership.

Employees have already begun moving into the facility, and it should be at full capacity by early 2010, according to company officials.

In a ceremony today at the Center, officials of the U.S. Census Bureau and Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Services were joined by CSC's North American Public Sector President James W. Sheaffer and others to officially open the building by cutting a ribbon draped across the doors. The ceremony included federal, state, and county officials at the event.

"We express our many thanks to all those who have helped make this partnership with the Census Bureau a reality. These include the many government agencies represented here today, the good people of the greater Baltimore area, the colleges and universities, and our employees who every day prove they can deliver on our promises better and more successfully," said Ken Asbury, President of Lockheed Martin Information Systems and Global Services-Civil. "We are proud to continue supporting the Census Bureau as it strives to paint the newest portrait of America."

About Lockheed Martin
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 146,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The corporation reported 2008 sales of $42.7 billion.

About the 2010 Census
The 2010 Census is a count of everyone living in the United States and is mandated by the U.S. Constitution. Census data are used to distribute Congressional seats to states and used to allocate more than $300 billion in federal funds to local, state and tribal governments each year. The 2010 Census questionnaire will be one of the shortest in history and consists of 10 questions, taking about 10 minutes to complete. Strict laws protect the confidentiality of respondents and the information they provide.

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