Defense taps SRA to study automated logistics ID tools

Defense taps SRA to study automated logistics ID tools

The Defense Department has awarded SRA International Inc. a $19.2 million contract to to help it improve logistics by using automated ID tools.

The Fairfax, Va., company will help the Logistics Automatic Identification Technology Office implement ID-tagging technology. SRA will help the department study and standardize on an AIT approach. The company will evaluate different AIT tools and recommend if and how to integrate them into the Defense supply chain.

Some examples of automated ID technology include bar codes, radio frequency ID tags and smart cards.

'Use of this technology in the supply chain will facilitate the hands-free input of receipt and acceptance data into DOD logistics information systems and will generate automatic transactions of record,' the company said in a statement.

DOD awarded the five-year task order through the National Institutes of Health's CIO Solutions and Partners 2 Innovations program.

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