Harris wins contract for wireless hand-helds
Harris Corp. landed a five-year, $600 million contract to assist the U.S. Census Bureau’s Field Data Collection Automation, or FDCA, program. The FDCA program will use wireless hand-helds to obtain field census data for the 2010 census. The bureau plans to use automated systems to directly capture information collected during interviews, reducing the need for paper-based processing. The systems will be field tested during the 2008 census.