TSA moves to deploy new screening technology – Homeland Security Newswire

The U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) said it is moving ahead steadily with procuring and deploying next-generation airport security technology to screen both checked and carry-on baggage, spurred by $1 billion that was allocated to the agency for aviation security in the $787 billion stimulus passed by the government.

Aaron Karp reports that Assistant Administrator-Office of Security Technology Robin Kane, speaking Friday at the American Association of Airport Executives/DHSy/TSA Aviation Security Summit in Washington, said that “advanced technology” X-ray machines to be deployed at airports throughout the United States for carry-on baggage screening will “start coming off the production line in January.”