TSA Debuts Advanced Technology Friday for Media

Members of the media are invited to attend a demonstration on the first advanced imaging technology unit Friday.

The unit will safely screen passengers for metallic and nonmetallic threats, including explosives, without making physical contact in efforts to keep the traveling public safe.

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has ensured strict privacy protections are in place and the technology is optional for all passengers, according to the Press Office of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. If the passenger opts out, they’ll receive a commissary level of screening, including a pat down.

Members of the media will be able to view a technology demonstration and observe the steps TSA has taken to protect passenger privacy during the screening.

TSA Federal Security Director Kevin McCarthy and U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen will host the event at the Memphis International Airport at 9 a.m. at security checkpoint A.