[Formerly ADSA-CBP-01]

Advanced Development for Security Applications for Customs and Border Protection Workshop

CBP-ADEPT-01 presentations are now available for download.

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

This 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.

The workshop addressed 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 were given in the following areas:

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

AGENDA: View Agenda

These workshops are by invitation only. 

Workshop Logistics

The registration fee was waived for this event, as it was a new event focused on CBP.

Date & Time: Wednesday, June 20 – Thursday, June 21, 2018
Location: 17th Floor Event Space, East Village, Northeastern University, Boston, MA (Street Address: 291 Saint Botolph Street, Boston, MA 02115).
Map: East Village is #82 on the Northeastern Campus Map.


The format of this workshop is designed to encourage discussion, which differentiates this event from other meetings and conferences in this domain.

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