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Final Agenda Announced for RFID in Defense

At this premiere conference, being held on Nov. 30, at the Doubletree Hotel Crystal City-National Airport, in Arlington, Va., end users and RFID experts will explain the benefits of using RFID technology in the defense industry.
Nov 11, 2010RFID Journal announced today the final agenda for its first RFID in Defense conference and exhibition. This event will focus on how the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) and its suppliers are employing radio frequency identification to lower costs, streamline processes and improve operations.

"This is the debut of our RFID in Defense conference, and we are pleased that we have been able to attract speakers who have hands-on experience using RFID to achieve real operational benefits," says Mark Roberti, RFID Journal's founder and editor. "This is an opportunity for defense companies to hear how the technology is being used today, and how they can benefit from employing it."

The keynote session, entitled "DOD's End-to-End Supply Chain Management Strategy," will be presented by Paul Peters, the Department of Defense's deputy assistant of defense for supply chain integration (DASD SCI). Peters will provide an overview of the DOD's use of RFID in its supply chain and operations, including how the agency is utilizing RFID and other automatic-identification technologies to enable business-process efficiencies and enhanced asset visibility.

Other sessions will include:

Increasing Asset Visibility With Passive UHF RFID
Presenter: Lyle Layher, MPS Plans Management Branch, Blount Island Command, USMC

How an RFID Operating System Won the Middleware War
Presenter: Patrick J. Sweeney II, author of RFID for Dummies and ODIN's president and CEO

Using RFID to Track Inventory
Presenter: Angela Richwine, the business process analyst for the clothing and textiles supply chain at U.S. Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Troop Support

U.S. Department of Defense Automatic-Identification Technology Update
Presenter: David Blackford, the chief of the Logistics Technology Integration Division at U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM)

Aerospace and Defense Manufacturer Streamlines Supply Chain With RFID
Presenter: Jeremy Mercer, Killdeer Mountain Manufacturing's chief engineer and director of information technology

RFID in Defense Panel
Moderator: Mark Roberti, RFID Journal's founder and editor
Panelists: Richard Kaniss, Motorola's director of strategic partnerships; Thomas M. Manzagol, the chairman emeritus of RFID Global Solution; and William Mapp, the president of BA Systems

"We are excited to bring high-quality presenters together to educate companies in the defense sector about how best to benefit from RFID technology," Roberti states. "This really is a unique opportunity to hear what works, and to speak with solutions providers who specialize in defense industry applications."
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