RFID in Defense

September 13, 2012 — 11 AM to 1 PM EDT

Media Partner:
Field Technologies

This virtual event will examine how the U.S. Department of Defense is achieving benefits through the use of RFID, as well as how its suppliers are meeting tagging mandates and achieving benefits, both internally and across supply chains.

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11:00 AMWelcome and Introduction
Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal
11:05 AMAutomating the Littoral Combat Ship Support Container Inventory Process With RFID
Speed in responding to threats is vital to a Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), which must be able to quickly replenish an existing mission package or swap out for a new one. The presence of a critical maintenance item for a required piece of equipment within a container can mean the difference between the success or failure of a mission. Learn how the Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division (NSWC PCD) is automating its LCS support container inventory process. Sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR), Mine Countermeasures Systems for Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Advanced Flight Mission Package Program, the Mission Package Automated Inventory Information System (MPAIIS) uses government-developed software and commercial off-the-shelf hardware and passive RFID tags to form a comprehensive inventory system. MPAIIS offers warfighters an incredible advantage, and provides inventory control, configuration management and asset tracking, with high accuracy and fast response times. By utilizing MPAIIS, a warfighter can be assured that he or she will always have the proper tool in the correct place at the right time.
Ryan Mabry, Engineer, Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division (NSWC PCD)
11:40 AMRFID Benefits Defense Suppliers
In this session, Mark Robert, RFID Journal's editor, will address a variety of subjects, including RFID for asset management, inventory control and securing worksites, as well as how RFID can be used in the military supply chain.
12:05 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
12:45 PMClosing Remarks
Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal