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Transportation Security Administration’s Deployment and Use of Advanced Imaging Technology (Revised)

Executive Summary

TSA began deploying advanced imaging technology in 2007 and accelerated its deployment after the attempted airplane bombing on December 25, 2009. In 2012, Representative John Mica requested that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) conduct an audit to determine whether TSA is effectively deploying advanced imaging technology and is fully utilizing the equipment at airports. TSA created and followed deployment schedules. However, it did not develop a comprehensive deployment strategy to ensure all advanced imaging technology units were effectively deployed and fully used for screening passengers.

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