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Altana to Support CBP’s Anti-Drug Trafficking Mission Through AI-Powered Supply Chain Monitoring

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Altana to Support CBP’s Anti-Drug Trafficking Mission Through AI-Powered Supply Chain Monitoring

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has chosen Altana to provide an artificial intelligence-based supply chain mapping tool to support the agency’s anti-drug trafficking operations.

CBP will use Altana’s Atlas intelligent map to monitor chemical manufacturing and chemical equipment industries worldwide and identify which entities are likely linked to fentanyl production and distribution. The Atlas uses AI to parse through public and private data, allowing users to monitor supply chains, automate trade compliance and detect national security threats, among other capabilities.

The announcement builds on an existing partnership between the two organizations, Altana said Thursday.

CBP has also been investing in technologies that support other mission areas.

In November, it awarded QinetiQ US a potential five-year, $170 million contract to operate and maintain the Tethered Aerostat Radar System. TARS allows the Department of Homeland Security to secure real-time data needed to support border security efforts.

In September, the agency awarded Teal Drones a $1.8 million contract for 106 Teal 2 unmanned aerial systems, which will be used for reconnaissance, surveillance and tracking missions.

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