In early October, the DOD RFID policy was announced by Michael W. Wynne, Acting Under Secretary of Defense. The new policy aims to require suppliers to place passive RFID tags on lowest possible piece/part/case/pallet packaging and on key high-value items by January 2005. Business rules will be based on results of initial RFID projects to be completed no later than May 2004. A final version of the policy will be issued in July 2004.
"I think we still need to look at this more in depth to see how applications will run throughout all DOD commodities," comments one staffer. "Foodservice prime vendors could lend their voices and concerns at this forum."
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