As part of the U.S. Government's initiative to improve efficiency and inventory asset management, Intermec Technologies Corp. (Everett, Wash.), has been awarded a Blanket Purchasing Agreement to provide passive RFID (radio frequency identification) technical engineering services to support the Department of Defense and the U.S. Coast Guard. This award is the third AIT RFID award group resulting from a government request for quotation issued in December 2004. Earlier this year Intermec was granted BPAs to provide RFID tags and readers.
The awards are part of the government's Automatic Information Technology RFID initiative to provide timely asset visibility in its global logistics pipeline, whether in process, in storage or in transit.
Intermec also is prime contractor on a five-year contract to provide an entire range of automatic identification technologies. That contract, administered by the U.S. Army, supplies a complete line of advanced mobile computing, wireless communications, data collection systems and services - all engineered to meet the most demanding military applications and to deliver unparalleled levels of efficiency and productivity - to all federal agencies and branches of the U.S. Dept. of Defense worldwide.