Earlier this year, Northrop Grumman was named as one of four contractors to work on the Department of Defense’s huge RFID III contract. The company is offering some insight into its role in the $429 million, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract, which will be in effect for the next three years, with as many as seven one-year extensions possible.
Under the terms of the contract, the defense contractor’s Information Systems division will supply active RFID tags, readers, mobile kits, and accompanying software, along with the engineering services required to implement the technology. Northrop Grumman will also provide the hardware, maintenance, training and data management of the tags, and work on the design and development of new applications as needed.
Williamsburg, Va. will be the site of most of the work on the contract, with additional implementation and other services at a variety of government sites around the world.
Northrop Grumman will partner with a number of other corporations to fulfill the contract, including Evigia Systems, Onyx Government Services, CYTEC Software Systems, and XIO Strategies.