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BWI To Serve As Testing Grounds For New Security System

Michael Chertoff, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, paid a visit Monday to Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall (BWI) to announce a few new security initiatives.

Chief among them is Checkpoint Evolution, which aims to create calm, orderly checkpoints. The system was installed last week at BWI and put into use Monday in Concourse B. It will serve as a testing point for the program.

The system includes full-body imaging, advanced technology X-rays, automatic conveyor and bin-return system and benches where travelers can recompose themselves after going through security.

In addition to Checkpoint Evolution, Chertoff also talked about how to alleviate problems for people who have the same name as someone on the No-Fly List.