DOD Details its RFID Plans

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DOD Details its RFID Plans

Although the U.S. Army has used radio-frequency identification tags for nearly a decade, it was the recent Gulf War that prompted the Department of Defense’s recent decision to adopt them, a senior official said. The Defense Department said last week that it will require its suppliers to deploy RFID tags by January 2005, the same date that Wal-Mart Stores Inc. plans to deploy the technology in the commercial space.

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