President Barack Obama’s 2009 stimulus plan included $25 million for airport screening machines capable of detecting explosives like those carried by the Christmas Day bomber.
But more than a year after passage of the stimulus, the Department of Homeland Security has yet to install a single scanner paid for by the bill.
"We have not outlined our deployment schedule as yet," said Amy Kudwa, a DHS spokeswoman. "We're very actively working on a deployment plan. That process has not been completed."
Records show that it took the department almost seven months just to order the 150 Advanced Imaging Technology units covered by the stimulus bill.
There are about 100 machines delivered. They are sitting in a warehouse.
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