TSA Vendor Denies Faking Test of Body Imaging SoftwareSubmitted by emalvini on Thu, 11/15/2012 - 10:36
TSA Vendor Denies Faking Test of Body Imaging Software
By Jeff Plungis - Nov 14, 2012 4:48 PM PT
(OSIS)’s Rapiscan unit, one of two suppliers of passenger-scanning machines in U.S. airports, may have falsified tests of software intended to stop the machines from recording graphic images of travelers, a U.S. lawmaker said ahead of a congressional hearing today.
The company “may have attempted to defraud the government by knowingly manipulating an operational test,” Representative Mike Rogers, chairman of the House Transportation Security Subcommittee, said in a letter to Transportation Security Administration chief John Pistole Nov. 13. Rogers said his committee received a tip about the faked tests.