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March 26, 2012

Thompson, Jackson-Lee Request GAO Audit of Full-Body Scanners

(WASHINGTON) – Today, Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Ranking Member of the Committee on Homeland Security, and Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-TX), Ranking Member of the Committee's Transportation Security Subcommittee, sent a letter to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to request a review of the deployment of Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). While the Department of Homeland Security has spent at least $1 billion on AIT since 2009, concerns about the technology used in "full body scanners" has led to questions about the actual use of these devices within airports across the country.

Link to Letter

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