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Saturday, January 15, 2011

TSA head: Agency seeks less intrusive scan

From WTAM 1100:
The U.S. Transportation Security Administration is trying to make airport screening less invasive, Administrator John Pistole said Thursday.

In a speech to the American Bar Association, Pistole said the possibilities include a type of full-body scanner that shows bodies as stick figures, The Washington Times reported.

Another is adopting methods used at Israeli airports. Pistole said Israelis rely less on physical searches and more on scrutiny of passengers that begins when they arrive.

Pistole said the TSA's goal is to make screening as 'minimally invasive as possible.' He said the TSA will decide in 2011 whether to switch to the stick-figure scanners, which are already being used at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport.

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