Advanced Development for Security Applications for Customs and Border Protection Workshop

The first Advanced Development for Security Applications for Customs and Border Protection  (ADSA-CBP-01) workshop will be held on June 20-21, 2018 at Northeastern University in Boston, MA.  This workshop stems from the ALERT ADSA Workshop series.

The ADSA-CBP-01 workshop is convened by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Center of Excellence (COE) for Awareness and Localization of Explosives-Related Threats (ALERT) at Northeastern University. ALERT is supported by the DHS Science and Technology and Customs and Borders Protection Office of Field Operations through the DHS Office of University Programs.

Please visit the ADSA-CBP-01 web page for more details including the latest agenda.

The workshop will address problem solving for the following venues, threats and stakeholders:

  • Ports of entry: mail, parcel, airports, ships, rails and land crossing
  • Transportation: aircraft, rail, cars, trucks, ships and pedestrians
  • Threats: persons and/or contraband (narcotics, agriculture products and intellectual property)
  • Stakeholders: DHS-CBP, industry, academia and national labs

Presentations will be given in the following areas:

  • Scanning technologies
  • Concepts of operation
  • Deterrence and hardening
  • Financial and policy implications


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