Officials from more than 100 federal agencies got their first glimpse this week of the commercial card systems that six companies have crafted for their use.

At a three-day "beauty pageant" five banking companies and American Express Co. showed off the smart cards, hybrid cards, and desktop computer systems they are selling to track travel, purchase, and fleet card transactions.

Subscribe Now

Access to authoritative analysis and perspective and our data-driven report series.

14-Day Free Trial

No credit card required. Complete access to articles, breaking news and industry data.