The Wright Brothers Institute Inc. in Dayton, OH received a $7.2 million collaborative project order contract. The objective of this project is to stimulate the rapid transition of radio frequency identification (RFID) technologies by developing a rapid transition of radio frequency solutions center. The RFID solutions center shall provide an effective way to collaborate with government end users, contractors, and defense industry suppliers. At this time, $4.6 million has been obligated. Solicitations began April 2006, negotiations were complete October 2006, and work will be complete October 2007. The Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH issued the contract (FA8650-06-3-9021).
The Wright Brothers Institute is a joint organization drawn from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, the academic, industrial and business entities of the Miami Valley community, and the State of Ohio. Their mission is to support the development of world-class, aerospace science and technology collaborations in the area. See DID’s May 2006 article US DoD Beginning to See RFID Payback” for more background regarding RFID in the US military’s supply chain.