Secretary Napolitano Announces DHS – Additional Deployments of Recovery Act-Funded Advanced Imaging Technology

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DHS plans to equip 28 more airports with scanners. Yet another move towards a 1984 like Orwellian police state. How much more will the American people fall for, sacrificing their freedoms for a false security? A measure put in place not to keep the masses safe, but to track our movements, and database our information.

Release Date: May 14, 2010

For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
Contact: 202-282-8010

Washington, D.C. – Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano today announced deployments of advanced imaging technology (AIT) units purchased with American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds to 28 additional airports—strengthening security at airports throughout the country while boosting local economies.

“Deploying advanced imaging technology at these airports strengthens our ability to protect the traveling public in the face of evolving threats to aviation security,” said Secretary Napolitano. “Through the Recovery Act, we are able to continue our accelerated deployment of enhanced technology as part of our layered approach to security at airports nationwide.”

In addition to the 11 airports announced by Secretary Napolitano on March 5, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will deploy AIT units to the 28 airports listed below, starting this summer:

  • Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ)*
  • Boise Airport (BOI)
  • Brownsville/South Padre Island International Airport (BRO)
  • Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF)
  • Corpus Christi International Airport (CRP)
  • Denver International Airport (DEN)*
  • Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW)*
  • El Paso International Airport (ELP)
  • Fort Wayne International Airport (FWA)
  • Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport (GPT)
  • Harlingen/Valley International Airport (HRL)
  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)*
  • Houston William P. Hobby Airport (HOU)
  • La Guardia International Airport (LGA)
  • Laredo International Airport (LRD)
  • Lihue Airport (LIH)
  • Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU)
  • McAllen Miller Airport (MFE)
  • Omaha Eppley Airfield Airport (OMA)
  • Orlando International Airport (MCO)
  • Phoenix Sky-Harbor International Airport (PHX)*
  • Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT)
  • Raleigh/Durham International Airport (RDU)*
  • Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO)
  • Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)*
  • Spokane International Airport (GEG)
  • T. F. Green International Airport (PVD)
  • Tulsa International Airport (TUL)*

* Denotes airports that currently have AIT in place and are receiving additional units using ARRA funding.

Additional airports will be announced in the future. Many factors are taken into consideration before AIT units are deployed including airport readiness, checkpoint infrastructure, and capacity to ensure privacy protections—including a separate, remotely located room for viewing images. Read More.