Leidos Reveal™ wins ACT-IAC innovation award for its opioid detection capabilities
At yesterday’s American Council for Technology-Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC) Igniting Innovation Conference and Awards in Washington, D.C., Leidos won first place out of 204 nominations spanning industry, universities, and state and federal government agencies. Selected by the event attendees, Leidos’ solution using our Reveal™ baggage screening technology to detect opioids in international mail topped 39 other finalists with high praise for the potential to save thousands of lives from opioid overdose.
Forty nominations were invited to submit videos (watch our video below) and exhibit during the event, and then attendees voted on the top innovation.
In addition, Leidos was recognized with the Dynamite Award – Incubator, which recognizes an innovation not yet in production with the greatest potential.
Reveal has secured the safety of airline passengers by inspecting checked baggage at more than 200 U.S. and international airports for more than 15 years. As the largest supplier of computed tomography (CT)- based explosive detection systems to the Transportation Security Administration, we continuously upgrade the technology to meet emerging threats.
As described in our nomination, the Leidos Reveal team incorporated innovative software detection algorithm techniques to transform the solution to detect narcotics, including opioids. Increasingly, opioids are being shipped to the U.S. via the postal service or express consignment couriers like FedEx or UPS. By adapting Reveal capabilities, we can help mail facilities inspect thousands of packages daily and interdict opioids before they hit the streets.
The software algorithms required to adapt the solution to opioid detection are currently in prototype stage. Once fully produced, Reveal will provide U.S. government agencies with the ability to examine and detect a greater portion of cargo/parcels to interdict narcotics at international mail and express courier consignment facilities. Our research has resulted in reduced costs and reduced technical and scheduling risks for this important mission.