Defense taps Alien for RFID technology

Defense taps Alien for RFID technology

The Army Contracting Agency's Information Technology, E-commerce and Commercial Contracting Center has chosen Alien Technology Corp. to provide radio frequency identification electronic product-code readers, the company said today.

The agreement is part of a government project to provide a common, integrated structure for logistics identification, tracking, locating and monitoring of commodities and assets throughout the Defense Department based on radio frequency identification electronic product-code technology.

Alien also won a blanket purchase agreement for passive RFID electronic product code tags in March.

The technology is applicable across the Defense Department in inventory and warehousing environments, supply-chain tracking and control of maintenance, repair and tracking facilities. It is also used for controlling entry and exit points of military facilities, sea ports, air terminals and roadside installations, controlling transactions at custody exchange points, and handling hazardous explosives.

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