The Opioid Detection Challenge

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The Opioid Detection Challenge, led by the Department of Homeland Security and its partnering federal agencies, calls on innovators in a wide range of fields, from forensic science to industrial quality assurance to artificial intelligence, to submit novel, well developed plans for tools and technologies to detect opioids in the international mail, specifically parcels.

The deadline for submissions is 4:59 PM EDT on April 24, 2019. Please submit at least one hour before the deadline to ensure your completed submission is received.

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Submission Abstract



User Experience

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System Design Considerations


Entrant Profile

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Third-Party Works

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Opportunities for collaboration

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