Northrop Grumman Corp. was one of four companies selected to receive a contract to provide radio frequency identification (RFID) hardware, software and engineering services to the US Department of Defense under the RFID III contract, providing increased network functionality, visibility and security control. RFID III is a multiple award, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract with a $429 M ceiling available for task order awards. Work on the contract will be conducted over a three-year base period with up to seven, one-year option years.

Under the terms of the contract, Northrop Grumman’s Information Systems sector will supply active RFID tags, readers, mobile kits, software and the technical engineering services to implement this technology. The terms also include providing the hardware, maintenance, design, development, integration, deployment, training and data management of the tags.

“Northrop Grumman has more than ten years of experience providing RFID solutions to government customers,” said Tom Shelman, vice president and general manager of Northrop Grumman Information Systems’ Civil Systems division. “This win is a tribute to our excellent record of integrating legacy systems with new RFID technologies.”

Work on the contract will take place primarily in Williamsburg, VA, with additional services conducted at government facilities worldwide. Northrop Grumman’s teammates include Evigia Systems Inc., Ann Arbor, MI; Onyx Government Services Inc., Manassas, VA; CYTEC Software Systems Inc.; and XIO Strategies Inc., Vienna, VA.