TSA Not Eliminating X-Ray Body ScannersSubmitted by emalvini on Wed, 01/23/2013 - 15:29
TSA Not Eliminating X-Ray Body Scanners
Federal agency signed $245 million dollar contract with separate company that specializes in back-scatter machines
Paul Joseph Watson
January 23, 2013
Contrary to reports last week that the TSA is eliminating its expensive fleet of x-ray body scanners from airports, the federal agency signed a contract months ago with a separate company to provide the very same machines.
When Rapiscan, the company responsible for providing the TSA with the x-ray scanners, failed to adhere to a congressional demand to install software which disguised images of travelers’ naked bodies, the media announced that the TSA was abandoning x-ray body scanners in airports altogether.
However, the TSA merely announced that it had ended its $5 million dollar contract with Rapiscan, not that the x-ray devices would be gone for good. In addition, the Rapiscan machines will merely be relocated to other government agencies.