Wednesday, September 21, 2011

How long does body scanning take?

In yet another reprint of a TSA press release about the cartoon software upgrade coming to another airport, we get this factoid:
"It's probably a 12- to 15-second process," Joe Taney, deputy federal security director for the TSA in Minnesota, told the newspaper. "In the past it might have been 20 to 30 seconds. When you start piling up 10,000 people a day, it adds up."
I have no hard evidence, but I think these scanners were touted as being faster that regular screening when first introduced. Now we learn that it averaged 25 seconds per passenger.