Open up the guts of the U.S. government — something President-elect Donald Trump hinted he will do — and what do you see?

A sprawling tangle of information technology services contracted out to private companies working on everything from Obamacare to immigration, air force bases and intelligence gathering. A look at NTT Data Corp. in Japan shows that some of the largest providers are owned by foreign companies, potentially putting them athwart Trump’s “America first” brand of economic nationalism.

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