by CIO Staff

IBM-Led Group Tapped for Military RFID Research

Sep 18, 20062 mins
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IBM, a producer of PC hardware and services, on Monday said that a consortium it leads has been tapped by the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defense to research radio frequency identification (RFID) technologies and sensor-based solutions for use in future military applications, according to a Sept. 18 IBM press release.

The contract could span as many as 10 years and could be valued at as much as $135.8 million.

Among the entities participating in the consortium, dubbed the International Technology Alliance (ITA) in Network and Information Sciences, are Honeywell, Boeing, Columbia University, UCLA and Cambridge University, according to the release.

“With the ITA, the U.S. and U.K. are pioneering a ground-breaking model, drawing upon academia and industry for a world class research and technology partnership,” said IBM Research Senior Vice President Paul Horn in the release. “The ITA program is designed to break down the barriers between different technical areas and define synergistic projects that promote cooperation across international and organizational boundaries.”

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