I suspect that the main point is just making another billion selling those scanners...
Doesn't sound familiar? He's the former Homeland Security secretary. Seems ultra-convenient for this contract to have been won by his company. Sounds like needless government spending to me.
Since the attempted bombing of a US airliner on Christmas Day, former Homeland Security secretary Michael Chertoff has given dozens of media interviews touting the need for the federal government to buy more full-body scanners for airports.
What he has made little mention of is that the Chertoff Group, his security consulting agency, includes a client that manufactures the machines. Chertoff disclosed the relationship on a CNN program Wednesday, in response to a question.