United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has awarded Altana, a New York-based startup that uses AI to map global supply chains, a multi-year contract to help the agency prevent goods produced using forced labor from coming to the United States.
The contract, which is worth $2.85 million in the first year and nearly $10 million over three years, will allow CBP to use Altana’s Atlas platform to analyze highly messy data at scale, harness artificial intelligence to triage and prioritize actions, and collaborate across borders to stop the flow of goods created by forced labor.
Altana’s Atlas platform provides a comprehensive view of global supply chains, allowing CBP to identify and track goods that may have been produced using forced labor. The platform also allows CBP to collaborate with other government agencies and businesses to share information and coordinate enforcement efforts.
“This contract is a major step forward in CBP’s efforts to prevent forced labor goods from entering the United States,” said Evan Smith, CEO and co-founder of Altana. “We are proud to be working with CBP to help them protect American consumers from these harmful products.”
The sources for this piece include an article in Axios.