DHS lacks funding to install new screening technology at every airport

The TSA have begun testing scanners that use computed tomography (CT) technology

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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) does not have enough money to install enhanced screening technologies at every airport in the United States, the agency told Congress on Thursday.

“We have some funding for the CT technology. We do not have the funding to deploy it at every airport,” Acting DHS Secretary Elaine Duke said during a House Homeland Security Committee hearing. “To buy it for every airport would require much more than a reprogramming” of funds from Congress.

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and other industry partners have begun testing scanners at some airports in the U.S. that use computed tomography (CT) technology, which is the same technology used in hospitals.

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