TSA maintains scanners' cost effectiveness

01/23/2013 | Politico (Washington, D.C.)

Rep. Mike McCaul, R-Texas, said he wants to hold a hearing on how much the Rapiscan full-body scanners cost the Transportation Security Administration. The TSA pulled the scanners from U.S. airports last week, but the agency said they were cost-effective. "Over 130 million passengers have been effectively screened by Rapiscan backscatter AIT at a cost of thirty cents per passenger screened," said a TSA spokesman.

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