Officials say Boston and Chicago airports will be the first to get full-body scanners over the next two weeks - APIn the next few weeks, the new high tech full-body scanners will be getting installed into the 2nd and 19th busiest airports in the United States. Chicago O'Hare and Boston's Logan International Airport, which will get three scanners, are the first to receive 150 new full-body imaging machines purchased with federal stimulus money.
Nineteen U.S. airports already are using full-body imaging machines. The high-tech scanners have been tested at airports on passengers who were selected for more intensive scrutiny or who set off alarms while going through traditional security measures.
The use of the machines in airports is a key part of the Obama administration's plans to improve airport security. President Obama called for buying hundreds more of them after the attempted Christmas Day terrorist bombing of a Detroit-bound airliner.
It is good to see that the TSA is moving forward with modern technology to help provide the security necessary to assist in preventing future attacks as well as providing to the comfort and peace of mind of travelers.