The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) has developed this Master Question List (MQL) to serve two primary objectives: 1) Response communities: Provide a simple interface of consolidated, scientifically vetted information in the context of daily operations; and 2) Research and development communities: Highlight the remaining critical knowledge gaps to focus investments with high operational priority and utility.
The newly published standards will be put into effect almost immediately through a S&T-led research and development effort with PNNL.
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.
Today, DHS S&T, the White House ONDCP, CBP, and 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.