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The Transportation Security Administration is taking new measures in airport security as electronics will be scrutinized more carefully.
According to CNN, passengers can expect that officers may ask them to power on electronics in order to make sure they are not explosive. This is in place for overseas travel to the United States. If the devices don’t come on, then passengers may not take them onto the plane.
The new measures are in place in order to prevent the potential for new threats from overseas terrorists.
The Associated Press reported travelers whose devices don’t come on will most likely have to go through an additional screening process.
Recently, Jeh Johnson, the Secretary for Homeland Security, put an order out to the TSA to put together extra security measures in overseas airports that have flights coming to the United States.
The TSA is also tasked with working with foreign governments who have security measures in place at their own airports.
Johnson reportedly told NBC, “Our job is to…try to anticipate the next attack, not simply react to the last one. And so we continually evaluate the world situation, and we know that there remains a terrorist threat to the United States, and aviation security is a large part of that.”
Many of the changes are being put into effect due to worry over terrorist groups improvising new explosive devises that would not be otherwise detected so easily, a source said, according to CNN. The security measures being put in place would be in Europe and the Middle East.