Monday, April 02, 2007

IBM Gives U.S. Military $45M in Translation Tech

An AP newswire article by Brian Bergstein, via USA Today, reports that:

To honor an employee's son who was badly wounded in Iraq, IBM plans to give the U.S. military $45 million worth of Arabic-English translation technology that the Pentagon had been testing for possible purchase.

The offer — made from the highest reaches of the company directly to President Bush — is so unusual that Defense Department and IBM lawyers have been scouring federal laws to make sure the government can accept the donation.

More here.


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