us officials defend new airport screening
The ups and downs after the traveler complained.
S. Secretary of Homeland Security, Najib Tano, made it clear that,
With hundreds of machines installed at the US airport, body scan checks will become routine and another option is body scandowns.
\"If we need to adjust these procedures as we move forward, we have an open ear;
She told reporters at a press conference at Ronald Reagan\'s Washington National Airport that we would listen.
This is a process to ensure the safety of the tourism public, she said.
Scanning does not pose a risk to health, she said, and privacy protection measures have been taken to prevent images from being saved or transmitted.
In about 68 US airports, there are nearly 400 human scanning machines.
Metal detectors are still used in some airports.
Those who choose not to take a physical scan will be tapped
The transport safety authority has become more stringent in recent weeks and has triggered a rebound.
The Department of Homeland Security and TSA have been scrambling to respond to strong public opposition to new security measures, including calls to boycott physical scans of one of the busiest travel days before Thanksgiving.
Speaking of the proposed boycott, natantano said, I really regret it. MS
Our assessment of intelligence and risk suggests that we need to get into Africa faster.
Metal environment, remove liquid, powder and gel from the plane.
A Nigerian man tried to detonate explosives hidden in his underwear on an American flight from Amsterdam to Detroit. After the plot was foiled, tsa hastily deployed a body scanner.
Last month, authorities found explosives hidden in two packages on freight flights to the United States. The Yemen-
Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula claimed responsibility for the plot.
Lawmakers will question TSA Administrator John Pistole about possible gaps in aviation safety.
In an effort to contain this concern, Napolitano MS and Mr. Pistole met with tourism executives last week, who expressed concern that Americans will cancel their trips and thus hurt the fragile economy, and that China is still working to recover from the recession.
After a lot of complaints, TSA has given a little support to announce that it has eliminated pat-
Develop downs for children under 12 years of age and will develop alternative procedures for pilots who have received extensive safety checks.
\"We have heard the concerns expressed and agree that children under the age of 12 should not accept this pat-
Mr. Pistole said at NBC\'s Today show.
TSA has been reviewing the issue, Reuters reported last week that a father was upset after he was eightyear-
The son was photographed. down.
TSA is also experimenting with some alternative checks on pilots after their unions raised concerns about the health risks of scanners and opposed strict pat-downs.
The Department of Homeland Security says the scan involves less radiation than people receive every day.
The pilot union said they had passed the safety background check and entered the cockpit, which repeated further checks.
MS natantano said she hopes to resolve the issue as soon as possible.