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RFID Journal's second annual defense-related event attracted existing and potential end users, as well as vendors, looking to learn about the benefits that the technology can provide. View the presentations from the event.
Dec 12, 2011—A growing number of U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) suppliers are being asked to tag goods with radio frequency identification prior to shipping them to the agency, in order to better manage supply chains. These suppliers, as well as businesses focused on supply chain security, have been exploring active and passive RFID technologies to improve supply chain visibility (see Targeted Attack).

RFID in Defense and Security 2011RFID Journal's second annual conference and exhibition covering those sectors, held on Nov. 17, 2011, in Arlington, Va.—focused on how the DOD employs RFID, how it benefits from using the technology and how suppliers are affected by having to tag merchandise. Approximately 100 visitors attended this year's event, as presenters explored the ways in which suppliers can benefit from utilizing RFID internally to lower costs, improve security and expedite payments from the military.

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