|Will Accenture, Computer Sciences
or Lockheed Martin set U.S. immigration policy?
Nearing Deal on Way to Track Foreign Visitors
NY Times, May 24, 2004
Washington, May 22 - The Department of
Homeland Security is on the verge of awarding the biggest contract
in its young history for an elaborate system that could cost
as much as $15 billion and employ a network of databases to track
visitors to the United States long before they arrive.
The bidders agree that the Department of Homeland Security has
given them unusually wide latitude in determining the best
strategy for securing American borders without unduly encumbering
tourism and commerce.