CONFIRMED: New Government Reports Prove That TSA Nude Body Scanners Are Wasteful And Ineffective
May 10, 2012
A new congressional report “highlights serious inefficiencies” in the Transportation Security Administration’s “management and deployment of screening technology” at U.S. airports.
The report, published Wednesday and titled “Airport Insecurity: TSA’s Failure to Cost Effectively Procure, Deploy and Warehouse its Screening Technologies,” states that the TSA “is wasting hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars by inefficiently deploying screening equipment and technology to commercial airports.”
The report comes days after the Electronic Privacy Information Center unearthed a November 2011 report by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that “identified vulnerabilities” in the scanners, which cost up to $200,000 each and are now being used as primary screening at 45 airports.