U.S. Army Embarks on AutoID Project

Northrop Grumman Corp. announces it was one of five companies selected to provide automatic identification technology (AIT) hardware, software and engineering services to the U.S. Army as part of a plan to increase visibility and control across the U.S. Department of Defense and federal agency logistics systems.

Northrop Grumman's information systems sector will supply mobile computers with software, scanners, barcode printers, wireless technology, item unique identification with part marking and armory management kits, as well as technical engineering services, which will include design, development, integration, deployment, training and data management.

Work on the AIT IV contract will be conducted at Northrop Grumman's AIT Center in Williamsburg, Va., with additional services conducted at government facilities worldwide.

Northrop Grumman's teammates include Williams Software Associates, Fayetteville, N.C.; Onyx Government Services Inc. and XIO Strategies Inc., Vienna, Va.; CYTEC Software Systems Inc., Ridgeland, Miss.; Evanhoe and Associates, Dayton, Ohio; and Motorola, Schaumburg, Ill.

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