BAL has embraced information technology to make immigration processing more efficient and immigration programs more effective. We have built our own technology platform, Cobalt®, discussed below, and our Technology Solutions Department develops customized applications of Cobalt and other technologies for many BAL clients.  We are avid proponents of the application of IT to the global immigration challenge, and are constantly pushing the envelope to use technology to make programs more efficient and more effective for our clients around the world.