The Department of Homeland Security has announced a contract worth up to $10 billion to “develop and expand biometric technology for checking identities of foreigners visiting America.”
The winning bid went to Accenture LLP, formerly a corporate sister of Arthur Andersen, the company that put the bling-bling in accounting for Enron.
Accenture LLP, described as “a technology and management consulting company”, is a division of Accenture Ltd., which is incorporated in Bermuda. It won the contract over Lockheed-Martin and Computer Sciences Corp. of California.
Now–what I’m curious about is why a contract of this size and scope is awarded to an offshore company (will it pay taxes?) with a corporate history of cheating the US government?