Experts: TSA Needs Funds to Boost Explosive Detection at Airports

Sanchez, Humberto
April 2006
Bond Buyer;4/5/2006, Vol. 356 Issue 32354, p5
Trade Publication
The article report on the need for Transportation Security Administration to find a way to pay for incorporating explosive-detection equipment into the baggage handling systems of the airports in the U.S. The incorporation of explosive-detection systems into the baggage handling systems of the airports will increase efficiency and will save the federal government at least one billion dollar over seven years.


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