Thursday, May 13, 2010

Colorado Delegation Announces DIA To Receive Additional Enhanced Screening Equipment

Recovery Act Award will Provide Additional Enhanced Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT)

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senators Mark Udall, Michael Bennet along with Representatives Diana DeGette, Ed Perlmutter and Jared Polis announced Denver International Airport (DIA) will be one of 28 airports in the nation to receive Advanced Imaging Technology screening machines. This additional screening technology is part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) efforts to accelerate enhanced security measures to protect our traveling public.

DIA is one of 24 airports in the country already utilizing the Millimeter Wave Advanced Imaging Technology since 2008. This technology screens passengers for metallic and non-metallic threats which may be concealed under a passenger’s clothes. With this new award, DIA will receive at least one more Millimeter Wave Advanced Imaging Technology screening machine.

The members of the Colorado congressional delegation state, “Utilizing this technology is essential to addressing threats and increasing security at our nation’s airports. We are pleased Denver International Airport continues to be at the forefront of testing and implementing new methods to improve measures to efficiently protect passengers, while balancing privacy concerns. This is another way ARRA benefits each of us by accelerating deployment of infrastructure and technology to keep us safe and secure.”

"Deploying advanced imaging technology at Denver International Airport (DIA) at strengthens our ability to protect the traveling public in the face of evolving threats to aviation security,” said Secretary Napolitano. “Through the Recovery Act, we are able to continue our accelerated deployment of enhanced technology as part of our layered approach to security at airports nationwide.”

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