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    TSA began deploying state-of-the-art advanced imaging technology in 2007. This technology can detect a wide range of threats to transportation. However, it's caused quite a stir. 

    As noted in the Courier-Journal, TSA spokesman Jim Fotenos said Louisville hasn’t been designated as a future body scanner site. But he noted the agency’s goal is to deploy 1,000 scanners by the end of next year — nearly three times the 385 now in place at 68 airports.

    Officials stressed that the scans’ images obscure passengers’ faces and are viewed by a TSA employee in a closed booth, who doesn’t see the actual passenger. They said the images are deleted once a passenger is cleared.

    Above is a picture provided via the TSA.gov website. Also, below is another body scan which reveals what TSA agents utilizing the scanner can actually see. It's also important to note that the body scans are not required. Passengers can opt for a body pat-down in lieu of the scan.

    TSA Body ScanBody scans and pat-downs in exchange for a safer flight? What are your thoughts? Sound off in the comments section below. I've also included a video of a CNN clip of the hot topic. 

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    Highly motivated business professional and innovation leader with progressive experience as a digital leader, entrepreneur, and business strategist. Deep experience in driving enterprise-wide digital transformation through strategy development and execution, culture transformation, organizational design, business process optimization, and capability building. • 16 years' experience in a highly regulated and dynamic healthcare industry • 11 years' experience in digital and online (product & marketing) • Creating buy-in by presenting and influencing C-Suite • Fortune 100 experience in building nationally recognized programs from scratch • Strong communication and relationship building skills • Skilled at strategy development and execution across product and marketing • Entrepreneur in digital/online and mobile • Experience in managing agency partnerships and enterprise cross-functional stakeholder teams 2017 Winner: Movers & Shakers, Presented By PR News & Social Media Today Selected as Brand Innovators Top 40 Under 40 Midwest Class of 2016. I have spoken at renown digital and social media events, including Social Media Explorer, Social Media Marketing World, Idea Festival, PR Daily / Ragan Communications and Social Media Success Summit. Contributing author of "How Companies Succeed in Social Business" with work recognition and mentions in Forbes, SocialMedia.org, ReadWrite, Altimeter Group, Forrester, Gartner, TechTarget, IDC, Ragan Communications, Social Media Today, CiteWorld, Ad Age, Inc. and Mashable.

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