Defense and Aerospace Industry Leaders to Discuss RFID’s Benefits at LIVE! 2017

By RFID Journal

RFID Journal's 15th annual event, being held on May 9-11 in Phoenix, Ariz., will feature a defense and aerospace conference track including a DoD session panel.


RFID Journal announced today that key leaders from the defense and aerospace sectors will discuss the benefits that they are achieving from using radio frequency identification technology, at this year’s RFID Journal LIVE! conference and exhibition. The event will be held on May 9-11, 2017, at Arizona’s Phoenix Convention Center.

The two-day defense and aerospace track will be aimed at helping companies in these sectors to comply with customer requirements, and to use RFID internally to achieve significant benefits. The event will provide an opportunity for aerospace and defense firms to hear first-hand case studies about the most important deployments in these industries, and to find the solutions that meet their business needs.

Defense and aerospace sessions at LIVE! 2017 will include the following topics:

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has been a leader in transforming its supply chain through the use of RFID. In a keynote address, Brigadier General Patrick Burden, the U.S. Army’s program executive officer for enterprise information systems, will discuss how the DoD has achieved greater supply chain visibility through its use of RFID.

A panel of DoD experts will discuss how RFID enhances asset visibility for warfighters. The panel will include Kenneth Morgan, the U.S. Air Force’s IT Integration Branch chief for engineering and force protection; James L. Alexander, the U.S. Army’s product director for automated movement and identification solutions; Hal Casey, the U.S. Navy’s AIT director for IUID and joint solutions; and other speakers.

Kenneth Morgan will also discuss how the Air Force is using RFID to locate and track parts for maintenance, as well as to monitor critical assets. In addition, David Fry, an engineer at Northrop Grumman, will educate attendees about how DARPA SHIELD improves traceability and deters the counterfeiting of high-value electronics. And Rick Lewis, a Delta Air Lines business analyst for aircraft maintenance, will explain how Delta has improved maintenance efficiencies with RFID.

LIVE! 2017 will also feature four industry-specific and four technical conference tracks, as well as eight in-depth preconference seminars and workshops, four post-conference seminars, fast-track training provided by RFID4U, the RFID Journal Awards, and RFID Professional Institute certification. The event will be hosted alongside IEEE RFID 2017, and will offer exhibits and demonstrations conducted by the industry’s leading technology firms. For more information, visit