The good news will follow. The orders, big orders, when they do come; will be monumental in size. The last 3 1/2 of banter and testing is finally winding down to decision making. Chertoff (a lawyer) is gung ho (see Barry's link) about Backscatter. Senate leaders have been for quite a while. Tom Ridge was only won over in the last year (which is why we are waiting for orders from the TSA). The govt moves SLOWLY, DELIBERATELY, METHODICALLY--But when they do-- they have the biggest bucks around. I posted the TSA's intent to engage ASEI in business for the bodysearch machines. Its only a short time away that we hear something from the companies. Be clear--there are several products and several agencies in our govt alone that will likely be giving ASEI huge business--unlike anything they have seen before. WHEN? Starting this year and continuing at least until 2007 or 2008. Borders, Ports, Containers, Air Cargo, Tunnels, Bridges, Ferries, People. Two companies make backscatter. One company is a pure play investment in this security--ONE.