DARPA's SHIELD Program to be Backed by RFID Global's Authenticity Solution
RESTON, VA: RFID Global Solution, a provider of supply chain and asset management solutions, is presenting a supply chain authentication solution designed to secure the supply chain of U.S. defense electronics. The solution will be demonstrated at the Demo Day of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) — an agency that handles the development of emerging new technologies for military use. The Demo Day allows U.S. military and Defense Department to see the latest research and technologies of DARPA.
DARPA has designed the Supply Chain Hardware Integrity for Electronics Defense (SHIELD) program to eliminate counterfeit of integrated circuits and other electronic parts from the supply chain. DARPA has allied with Northrop Grumman Corporation and its partners for the program. SHIELD focuses on combining NSA-level encryption, sensors, near field power and communications into a small chip called dielet that will be inserted into the packaging of an integrated circuit. Northrop Grumman will design the chip for DARPA.
As such, RFID Global Solution, under Northrop Grumman’s contract has developed the supply chain authentication application, which will secure the electronics supply chain from forged and substandard products. If the solution gains success from the SHIELD program, RFID Global Solution will roll it out for commercial and defense electronics manufacturers globally.
Apart from supply chain solutions, RFID Global Solution offers asset management solutions enabling clients to maximize the value of their corporate assets from heavy machinery to property and even IT equipment. “We provide full lifecycle asset management, tracking assets throughout their entire lifecycle, from receiving through disposition, ensuring complete visibility and enhanced security for high-value IT and network equipment,” says Diana Hage, CEO, RFID Global Solution. RFID Global has invested in building a software platform to keep pace with the changing needs of users within the asset management arena.