How many: Less than 25 percent of an anticipated 434 devices have been deployed nationwide, with 95 units sent to 38 airports, in cities including Newark, New York, Boston, Los Angeles, Miami and San Francisco.
Made by: Smiths Detection and GE Security, a subsidiary of General Electric Co.
Source: U.S. Government Accountability Office
Newhouse News Service
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In order to measure the effectiveness, operability, and functionality of a technology it must be tested in a real-world environment.
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