How Do I Get a Job Like This?

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?

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