Customs and Border Protection Advanced Developments Encompassing Processes and Technologies
The Customs and Border Protection Division of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS-CBP) is pursuing the development of improved equipment and processes for protecting the Nation’s borders by stimulating the development of and transition to products using new detection methods conceived by researchers from academia, national labs, and industry outside of the existing vendors. One tactic that DHS-CBP is using to stimulate this involvement is to sponsor a series of workshops addressing the research opportunities that may enable the development of next-generation systems.
This series of workshops is entitled “Customs and Border Protection – Advanced Developments Encompassing Processes and Technologies (CBP-ADEPT).” The workshops are convened by Professor Michael B. Silevitch (Northeastern University) as part of the DHS Center of Excellence (COE) for Awareness and Localization of Explosives-Related Threats (ALERT). The workshop attendees and presenters will include people from industry, vendors, academia, DHS, TSA and National Labs.
This workshop is a spinoff of the ADSA workshops that have been held to address aviation security. DHS-CBP has funded a new series of workshops dedicated to CBP. Note that the name of CBP workshops was changed for the second CBP workshop to reduce confusion with the original ADSA workshops. Additional details on the previous aviation security workshops can be found on the ALERT ADSA Workshops page.
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.
Our Next Workshop
CBP-ADEPT-05 – TBA
CBP-ADEPT-01 [Formerly ADSA-CBP-01] – Advanced Development for Security Applications for Customs and Border Protection Workshop
CBP-ADEPT-02 – Advanced Development and Processes for Tomorrow
CBP-ADEPT-03 – Creating Effective Engagements with CBP
CBP-ADEPT-04 – Case Studies for Enhancing Interdiction of Contraband
Selected presentations from each workshop can be found online at: www.northeastern.edu/alert/transitioning-technology/cbpadept/adept-final-presentations
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