From The Hill:

The Department of Homeland Security is scaling back its request to hire an outside company to keep track of people’s license plates, now saying it only needs half the country. While the department had originally announced that it wanted a company to keep tabs on license plates throughout the nation, it now claims to only want data from “at least 25 states” and 24 of the 30 most populated metropolitan areas. Additionally, instead of requiring that the service make at least 30 million license plate records available each month, now the department says that it only needs at least 6 million.