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Title: Counterdrug Research and Development Blueprint Update
Corporate Author: Office of National Drug Control Policy
United States of America
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 52
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Type: Issue Overview
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report describes counterdrug research and development activities by the Counterdrug Technology Assessment Center (CTAC) and provides guidelines and plans for future efforts.
Abstract: CTAC, in conjunction with Federal, State and local agencies, initiated 52 specific technology projects. The report includes descriptions of CTAC accomplishments, a program summary, infrastructure support, outreach program, future plans, and program issues. Examples of major CTAC accomplishments include: (1) a prototype multimedia and data fusion system applying new networking technology with law enforcement agencies in Pinnellas County, FL; (2) a performance evaluation of two firearms ballistic imaging systems that resulted in a Federal guideline for ballistic imaging systems; (3) an automated targeting system for identifying cargo that has a high probability of containing contraband; (4) opened the Border Research and Technology Center at Otay Mesa, CA; (5) developed a Global Positioning System laptop computer mapping and tracking system to assist police in drug-related criminal investigations; and (6) worked on ways to detect drugs in drums and tankers by nonintrusively measuring the acoustic properties of the transported substance. Figure, appendixes
Main Term(s): Controlled Substances
Index Term(s): Drug detection; Drug information; Drug law enforcement units; Drug prevention programs; Drug regulation; Drug research; Drug smuggling; Multi-Jurisdictional Task Forces; Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP); Science and Technology
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