The U.S. Homeland Security Dept. budget includes funding for 1,000 advanced imaging machines country’s airports, but the airline industry, represented by the Air Transport Assn. (ATA), is objecting to security fees that would fund this program. The Homeland Security Fiscal 2011 budget request is $56.3 billion, 2% higher than the 2010 enacted budget, acting CFO Peggy Sherry said last week. This includes requests for $214.7 million for 500 more imaging machines at airport checkpoints. This ...

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