Homeland Security Today – preparedness and security news – Ban on Whole Body Imaging Would Hurt TSA, Chief Says

TSA surveys of the traveling public in areas where the technology is in use indicate a 95 percent satisfaction rate with it, the TSA chief said.

“Based on the intel that I and the leadership team at TSA see every single day, if we do not have the ability to deploy this technology and utilize it to the best of the abilities of the system, it will represent a severe limitation of our detection capability,” Rossides asserted.

The whole body imaging technology is necessary because terrorist have moved way beyond using metal items that they know will trigger a metal detector, she said. Whole body imaging, however, reveals any item concealed on a traveler’s body.