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 United States. The program supports mission requirements of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations (ICE HSI), and state and local law enforcement.
Program Fact Sheets
- Opioid/Fentanyl Detection Fact Sheet
- Advanced Opioid Trafficking Analytics to Aid Investigations Fact Sheet
- Field-Portable Fentanyl Detection Instruments and Assays: Reference Data Collection and Performance Fact Sheet
- Opioid Trafficking Intelligence and Investigation Fact Sheet
- News Release: DHS S&T Partners with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to Improve Capabilities of Portable Drug Detection Systems
- News Release: DHS S&T Releases New Master Question List for Synthetic Opioids
- Blog: Asking the Right Questions About Synthetic Opioids
- Feature Article: New Fentanyl Detection Standards Will Protect First Responders in the Field
- News Release: S&T Seeks Industry Participation in Battle Against Opioids
- News Release: Prize Winners Announced in $1.55M Opioid Challenge
- Media Advisory: Winning Opioid Detection Technology
- Snapshot: S&T taps open innovation to identify new tools to combat the opioid crisis
- Snapshot: In the Near Future, Synthetic Opioids will have a Tougher Time Sneaking into the U.S. via International Mail or Express Carriers
Learn more about our R&D mission and discover how you can Work with S&T to help strengthen the nation's homeland security.