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Title: Counterdrug Research and Development Blueprint Update: September 1996
Corporate Author: Counterdrug Technology Assessment Ctr (CTAC)
Office of National Drug Control Policy
United States of America
Date Published: September 1996
Page Count: 65
Sponsoring Agency: Counterdrug Technology Assessment Ctr (CTAC)

Drug Policy Information Clearinghouse
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: Drug Policy Information Clearinghouse
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Description
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The Counterdrug Technology Assessment Center (CTAC), the Federal Government’s central counterdrug enforcement research and development organization, presents its fourth periodic report (dated September 1996) on the status of the national counterdrug research and development program.
Abstract: CTAC’s mission is to advance technologies that support the National Drug Control Strategy. CTAC prepares periodic reports to Congress entitled “Blueprints,” in order to provide updates on the national counterdrug research and development program. This report describes some of the most successful CTAC projects of the past year. Some of the 11 research projects described include the completion of a gamma-ray system for inspecting cargo vehicles and containers, progress in the development of cocaine antibodies that can provide immunization against the addictive effects of cocaine for up to 1 year, opening of the only state-of-the-art positron emission tomography facility dedicated to drug addiction research, and the development of an investigative which uses a personal computer to automatically analyze patterns of known traffickers’ cellular phone and paging partners and other members of drug trafficking organizations. For fiscal year 1997, technology development efforts will continue in the areas of nonintrusive cargo inspection, drug abuse treatment, the disruption of drug traffickers, infrastructure support, and outreach (International Counterdrug Technology Symposium, July 1997). Appendixes provide highlights from legislation, a list of all counterdrug research and development projects by agency for fiscal years 1994 and 1995, summaries of ongoing Department of Defense counterdrug technology projects, a summary of CTAC’s Outreach Program, the U.S. Customs Service Development and Acquisition Plan for Border Port Inspection Technology, and a list of relevant articles and publications.
Main Term(s): Drug law enforcement
Index Term(s): Drug research; Research and development; Research programs; Science and Technology; Technology transfer
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