“TSA is committed in getting the best technology to enhance security and improve the screening experience. Use of CT technology substantially improves TSA’s threat detection capability at the checkpoint,” said TSA Administrator David Pekoske. “By leveraging strong partnerships with industry, we are able to deploy new technology quickly and see an immediate improvement in security effectiveness.”
The Checkpoint CT technology should result in fewer bag checks and in the future, passengers may be able to leave laptops and liquids in their carry-on bags. In addition the system applies sophisticated algorithms for detection of explosives.
For the most up-to-date information about CT, visit TSA’s Emerging Technologies page.