Commerce unveils new award

The Commerce Department's Technology Administration will present its first 'Recognition of Excellence in Innovation' award Oct. 11 to Odin Technologies of Dulles, Va.

Under Secretary of Commerce for Technology Robert Cresanti will present the award to Patrick Sweeney, president & CEO of Odin, at the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce, Vienna, Va. A news conference will follow the presentation.

According to Commerce, the award recognizes local and regional innovators throughout the United States who have introduced a new product or service, utilized a new manufacturing process or received a patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office within the past year.

Odin Technologies provides Radio Frequency Identification installation optimization software, technology research and RFID implementations.

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David Hubler is the former print managing editor for GCN and senior editor for Washington Technology. He is freelance writer living in Annandale, Va.

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