The Science and Technology Directorate’s (S&T’s) Opioid/Fentanyl Detection program is developing and evaluating advanced detection technologies and analytics to better target, interdict, and investigate illicit opioid and other narcotic smuggling into the U.S.
S&T’s research and development support prevention and protective strategies, as well as the coordinated surveillance and detection of chemical, biological and explosive threats.
DHS S&T is working with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) on a multi-phase study to improve detection of synthetic opioids.
The Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) has established a program in collaboration with U.S. Customs and Border Protection to deliver improved drug detection capabilities.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) announced the grand prize winner and runner-up in the Opioid Detection Challenge, a $1.55 million global prize competition for rapid, nonintrusive detection tools that will help find illicit opioids in international mail.
DHS S&T in partnership with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) will announce the winning technologies in the Opioid Detection Challenge at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, December 12, 2019, at the DHS Transportation Security Laboratory (TSL) in Egg Harbor Township, NJ.
CBP recently joined forces with DHS S&T for a project called Synthetic Opioid Detection at Speed (SODAS).
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) partnered with Clear Scientific (CS) to develop a wearable sensor that can quickly provide first responders with critical information related to the toxicity of their environment in the presence of aerosolized fentanils.
Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin K. McAleenan is traveling to Huntington, West Virginia on July 8 to speak with law enforcement, community and political leaders about Department of Homeland Security (DHS) efforts to interdict dangerous, illicit opioids at or before reaching U.S. borders.