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11/9/2010 - Media Advisory for Wednesday, November 10, 2010

FOR PLANNING PURPOSES ONLY. NO INTERVIEWS OR ACCESS FOR FOOTAGE WILL BE GRANTED UNTIL EVENT TIME ON WEDNESDAY.

TSA LAUNCHES ADVANCED IMAGING TECHNOLOGY AT ORLANDO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

ORLANDO – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will conduct a press conference to debut Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) at Orlando International Airport (MCO) on Wednesday.

Advanced Imaging Technology safely screens passengers for metallic and non-metallic threats, including explosives, without physical contact to keep the traveling public safe. TSA has ensured strict privacy protections are in place, and the technology is optional for all passengers. MCO is among the first airports to deploy imaging technology purchased with American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Funds. TSA has purchased 450 advanced imaging technology units and intends to deploy them this year. An additional 500 units will be deployed next year.

MCO becomes the 67th airport in the country and the sixth in Florida to deploy AITs. (Jacksonville, Miami, Tampa, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood and Palm Beach are the others in Florida.)

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

WHO: John Daly, Federal Security Director, Transportation Security Administration

WHAT: Press conference, AIT unit demonstration, and B-roll opportunity.

WHEN: Wednesday, November 10, 10:30 a.m.

WHERE: Orlando International Airport - East Checkpoint Atrium


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