Accession Number : ADA323605

Title :   Terrorism and Drug Trafficking: Responsibilities for Developing Explosives and Narcotics Detection Technologies.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL A FFAIRS DIV

PDF Url : ADA323605

Report Date : APR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 41

Abstract : The ability to detect hidden explosives and narcotics is important to U.S. national security. The problems of finding a small quantity of explosives concealed aboard an airplane or a shipment of narcotics smuggled through U.S. ports of entry are tremendous challenges to the technology community. While various technologies can be used to detect both explosives and narcotics, relatively little equipment has been deployed at airports and U.S. ports of entry. Recent events, such as recommendations of a presidential commission on aviation security, raise questions as to how well U.S. government agencies responsible for developing technologies to detect explosives and narcotics are working together.

Descriptors :   *SECURITY, *TERRORISM, *DRUG INTERDICTION, *EXPLOSIVES DETECTION, NATIONAL SECURITY, ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, EXPLOSIVES, AVIATION SAFETY, AIRPORTS, NARCOTICS.

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE