Defense Department Drafts RFID Policy

Defense Department requires suppliers to use RFID chips.

The U.S. Department of Defense will give radio frequency identification technology a massive boost with a new policy requiring its suppliers to use RFID chips. The Defense Departments policy requires that by January 2005 all suppliers embed passive RFID chips in each individual product if possible, or otherwise at the level of cases or pallets. The policy applies to everything except bulk commodities such as sand, gravel or liquids. The department said the policy would allow it to streamline its supply-chain and business processes.

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