Supporters and critics of the deal can debate its merits, but few dispute that cargo inspection systems need a good deal of improvement. A report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office last May bemoaned the lack of even minimum technical standards for nonintrusive inspection equipment. "The cargo and vehicle inspection systems market is still in its infancy," read a line from the most recent annual report filed by OSI Systems, which sells inspection equipment.
In the accompanying table, we've pulled together a few stocks in this field. Several of them are small-caps, such as American Science & Engineering. The