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Firms’ lobbying push comes amid rancor on TSA use of airport full-body scanners

Posted by on December 24, 2010 at 11:09 am

The companies that build futuristic airport scanners take a more old-fashioned approach when it comes to pushing their business interests in Washington: hiring dozens of former lawmakers, congressional aides and federal employees as their lobbyists.

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Posted by on November 26, 2010 at 6:58 am

With all the commotion over the invasive full body scanners used in airports by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA), one important question has been ignored – who is who is getting rich from the TSA scanners?

Body-scanner makers spent millions on lobbying

Posted by on November 22, 2010 at 12:58 pm

The companies with multimillion-dollar contracts to supply American airports with body-scanning machines more than doubled their spending on lobbying in the last five years and hired several high-profile former government officials to advance their causes in Washington, records show.

Body scanner CEO accompanied Obama to India

Posted by on November 21, 2010 at 11:52 am

The CEO of one of the two companies licensed to sell full body scanners to the TSA accompanied President Barack Obama to India earlier this month, a clear sign of the deep ties between Washington politicians and the companies pushing to have body scanners installed at all US airports.