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Olympic security system late

GREEK police will not have time to learn how to operate a security system properly before the Athens Olympics opens in August, a senior government source admitted. The system is still not fully in place, and its late delivery leaves little time for training, the official added. “It’s like putting a peasant who only knows how to drive a tractor behind the steering wheel of a luxury limousine,” the source told reporters on condition of anonymity. “The system should ideally have been in place spring last year,” the source added. After lengthy haggling, Greece finally awarded in March 2003 a 245 million euro ($397.73 million) tender for the supply of the IT security package to a consortium led by US firm Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). Full Story

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