Government Tries to Keep Secret What Many Consider a Fraud –



Hiding Details of Dubious Deal, U.S. Invokes National Security

A computer programmer who said his software could prevent Al Qaeda’s next attack won $20 million in contracts, despite suspicions that his claims were a hoax.


For eight years, government officials turned to Dennis Montgomery, a California computer programmer, for eye-popping technology that he said could catch terrorists. Now, federal officials want nothing to do with him and are going to extraordinary lengths to ensure that his dealings with Washington stay secret.