The Army launched a procurement Thursday for passive radio frequency identification tags, readers and software to help the Defense Department track the movement and location of billions of dollars of supplies worldwide.
The new passive RFID contract will serve as a follow-on to the original $75 million contract awarded to CDO Technologies, Code Plus, Lowry Computer Products Inc., Northrop Grumman Corp., SYS-TEC Corp. and Odin Technologies in October 2008.
Since 2003, Defense has required suppliers of most parts and commodities to mark their shipments with RFID tags to enable tracking.
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Link to the DoD Supplier’s Passive RFID Information Guide is here: http://www.acq.osd.mil/log/rfid/guide/DoD_Suppliers_Passive_RFID_Info_Guide_v15.pdf