Washington (June 11, 2004) - Just as consulting giant Accenture began popping the champagne corks to celebrate last week’s award of a $10 billion homeland security contract, lawmakers passed a measure to void the engagement because the firm is not based in the U.S.
By a 35-17 margin, the House Appropriations voted to modify the Department of Homeland Security's $32 billion budget to prevent Hamilton, Bermuda-based Accenture - the leader of a 30-member coalition of companies on the assignment - from implementing its solution that would help track and screen foreign visitors entering or leaving the United States.
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