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Conference Agenda

November 17, 2011

8:45 AMOpening Remarks
Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal
9:00 AMU.S. Department of Defense Automatic Identification Technology Update

This presentation will discuss topics related to the U.S. Department of Defense's use of automatic identification technology (AIT) and radio frequency identification. Such uses include the DOD AIT Concept of Operations (CONOPS), the DOD AIT Implementation Plan, challenges and improvements regarding AIT and RFID technologies (both active and passive), and USTRANSCOM's current and future uses of satellite technology.

David Blackford, Logistics Enabling Support Division, U.S. Transportation Command
9:45 AMSecuring Travel Documents With RFID

The Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) is a joint U.S. Department of State (DOS) and U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) plan to implement the statutory mandates of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 (IRTPA). This presentation will cover the technical implementation of the WHTI, and explain why the open ISO 18000-6C RFID standard was selected as the technology choice for WHTI travel documents.

Christopher Milowic, Land Border Integration (LBI) Branch Director, Passenger Systems Program Office, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
10:30 AMNetworking Break
11:00 AMAsset Management in the U.S. Air Force: Using RFID in the Global Supply Chain

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base's Automatic Identification Technology (AIT) Program Office is responsible for promoting the use of RFID-based automatic-identification technology within the U.S. Air Force (USAF). This presentation will provide an update regarding the USAF's passive RFID program, with emphasis on employing the technology to support the tracking of critical assets, as well as an integrated approach between passive RFID, bar codes and wireless handheld terminals in base supply.

Mark Reboulet, AIT Program Manager, U.S. Air Force
• How RFID is being utilized to improve the overall efficiency and productivity of the USAF's supply chain
• An understanding of the Air Force's enterprise approach to automated identification and data capture (AIDC)
11:45 AMSupporting Warfighters in Kuwait With the Army Mobility Asset Tracking System

The Next Generation Wireless Communications (NGWC) for Logistics Applications project is a U. S. Army Logistics Innovation Agency (USALIA) initiative to enable continuous contact with vital equipment, supplies and materiel throughout the distribution enterprise, thereby providing significantly enhanced situational awareness to warfighters. NGWC leverages cutting-edge wireless mesh-networking communications technology integrated with GPS and sensors, to provide an information-assured, mobile, ad hoc mesh network that will enable visibility of assets throughout a significant number of logistics business processes, from in-transit visibility to yard management. Furthermore, with the integration of sensors, the NGWC mesh-network protocol will support the concepts for Sense and Respond Logistics (S&RL) and Condition Based Maintenance (CBM). Learn how the army has deployed this developmental technology as a proof of principle (PoP) at Camp Arifjan, in Kuwait, in order to enable in-transit visibility (ITV) and yard management for equipment throughout the retrograde process. The early deployment of this capability, known as the Army Mobility Asset Tracking System (AMATS), will be expanded throughout Kuwait in support of the responsible drawdown effort.

William Jarrett, Logistics Management Specialist, U.S. Army Logistics Innovation Agency
12:30 PMLunch Break
2:00 PMRFID in Defense Panel

RFID has been successfully tested and deployed at many U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) facilities as the U.S. armed services strive to improve supply chain processes in support of the organization. In this session, hear the benefits the DOD is achieving, and how its suppliers are meeting tagging mandates and achieving benefits, both internally and across their supply chains.

Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal
John Clarke, VP of Professional Services, RFID Global Solution
Richard Kaniss, Director of Strategic Partnerships , Motorola
Erik Wood, VP of RFID, Revere Security
2:45 PMImproving the Combat Rations Supply Chain With RFID Temperature Monitoring

Shelf-stable combat rations are essential for enabling individual warfighters to perform assigned missions and survive battlefield threats. The current family of rations has been developed and designed to have sufficient shelf life under normal storage conditions (two to three years at 80 degrees Fahrenheit). Under high-temperature conditions, however, there is degradation in the quality and nutritional content of those rations, reducing their effective shelf life. Learn how highly functional, sensor-equipped RFID tags in the DOD rations supply chain can significantly improve food quality and safety. Hear how a pilot project performed by the University of South Florida Polytechnic's College of Technology and Innovation, the University of Florida, the Georgia Institute of Technology, a systems integrator and the U.S. Army's Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center used RFID to improve military ration logistics, while simultaneously providing valuable improvement opportunities for commercial food distribution and retailing.

Ismail Uysal, Ph.D., Director of RFID Lab for Applied Research and Assistant Professor, University of South Florida
3:30 PMNetworking Break
4:00 PMDLA Uses RFID-enabled Distribution to Support the U.S. War Efforts

By leveraging the relationships of its suppliers and customers, using new and exciting technologies, and integrating RFID into more of its logistics footprint and processes, the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) is providing improved visibility beyond just receiving goods into inventory. In this session, learn how this capability will deliver improved availability, trust, responsiveness, speed and efficiency within the defense supply chain to support the war effort.

Mark Lieberman, AIT Program Manager, U.S. Defense Logistics Agency
• How existing implementations have demonstrated the value of automatic identification technology in the defense supply chain
• How the DLA's next phase of implementation will include expanding previous initiatives, as well as enabling new capabilities
4:45 PMA Strategic Approach to RFID

Companies in the defense sector are being asked to tag shipments to the U.S. Department of Defense, as well as some aerospace manufacturers. RFID can deliver internal benefits, but businesses need to develop a coherent strategy for deploying the technology across the enterprise in a way that will deliver benefits in multiple areas of their operations. This session will offer best practices for developing an RFID strategy that delivers near- and long-term benefits.

Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal
5:30 PMClosing Remarks
Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal
5:35 PMConference Concludes

All conference sessions are subject to change, and RFID Journal reserves the right to alter dates, programs and speakers at any time, as circumstances dictate. Sessions without assigned speakers indicate a target topic; every effort will be made to ensure that a program of equivalent standard and value is available.

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