Chicago, Boston Airports to Get Full-Body Scanners

Tuesday, 23 Feb 2010 04:20 PM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

Government officials say the first of 150 new full-body scanners will be installed in airports in Boston and Chicago over the next two weeks.

A Homeland Security Department official said Tuesday all of the 150 new machines will be installed by the end of June. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the announcement is not yet public.

The body-scanners were purchased with money from President Barack Obama's stimulus plan announced in February last year.

The use of the machines in airports is a key part of the Obama administration's plans to improve airport security. Obama called for buying hundreds more of them after the attempted Christmas Day terror bombing of a Detroit-bound airliner.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Vermont State Senator Wants Jonathan Gruber's Pay Revoked

Monday, 24 Nov 2014 17:18 PM

Embattled Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber already has lost his job as an adviser to Vermont's state healthcare syste . . .

Sens Nelson, Rockefeller Call for Airbag Data from Takata

Monday, 24 Nov 2014 17:07 PM

Two senior US senators called on embattled Japanese auto parts maker Takata on Monday to furnish them with 14 years of e . . .

Budweiser Scraps Clydesdales, Turns to Jay-Z for Holiday Ads

Monday, 24 Nov 2014 15:39 PM

In the face of declining sales, Budweiser is considering different strategies to increase consumption among younger drin . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved