TSA Transportation Security Officers, in blue uniforms, screen airline passenger as they check-in at Washington's Ronald Reagan National Airport, Monday, Nov. 15, 2010. U.S. officials are defending new anti-terrorism security procedures at…
ROMULUS, Mich. (AP) - The U.S. Transportation Security Administration is holding a briefing at Detroit Metropolitan Airport to mark the start of a pilot program for pre-screening a select group of passengers.
TSA Deputy Assistant Administrator Victoria Newhouse is to attend the event Tuesday morning at the Romulus airport's McNamara Terminal. Other scheduled participants are airport chief executive Turkia Mullin and the TSA's security chief at the airport, Robert Ball.
The program will allow faster screening of air travelers who volunteer more personal information about themselves ahead of time.
The TSA announced the program in August. It's the Obama administration's first attempt at a more risk-based, intelligence-driven passenger screening program.
Supporters say it could respond to travelers' complaints the government isn't using common sense when it screens everyone the same.
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