US to do away with full body scanners at airports
“By June 1, 2013 travelers will only see machines which have ATR that allow for faster throughput. This means faster lanes for the traveler and enhanced security. As always, use of this technology is optional,” it said. According to a TSA blog posting, Congress had mandated that all TSA body scanners should be equipped with ATR by June 1, 2012. This was extended till June 1, 2013. “At this point, all Millimeter wave units have been equipped with ATR, but even with the extension to 2013, Rapiscan was unable to fulfill their end of the contract and create the ATR software that would work with backscatter units.”
“As a result, TSA terminated the contract with Rapiscan in order to comply with the congressional mandate,” it said. “All Rapiscan AIT units currently operational at checkpoints around the country, as well
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