Navy tracks assets with wireless data network

SAN DIEGO, 12 Oct. 2005. Wireless Facilities, Inc. (WFI) announced today that it has been selected as a subcontractor to Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) to provide program management and engineering and technical services in support of their recently awarded $104.5 million Navy Automatic Identification Technology (AIT) Program Office contract.

Oct 12th, 2005

SAN DIEGO, 12 Oct. 2005. Wireless Facilities, Inc. (WFI) announced today that it has been selected as a subcontractor to Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) to provide program management and engineering and technical services in support of their recently awarded $104.5 million Navy Automatic Identification Technology (AIT) Program Office contract.

As part of the contract with SAIC, WFI will provide expertise in logistics, RFID, and Unique Identification Labeling solutions to ensure compliance with in-transit and total asset tracking. The award is for a one-year base period with four additional one-year options.

Automatic Identification Technology was put into affect by the DoD to improve the timeliness and accuracy of asset visibility, whether in process, in storage, or in-transit.

AIT consists of a selection of asset tracking and supply chain technologies and processes, including bar coding technology, active and passive RFID technology, smart cards technology, contact memory buttons, and unique identification technology to reduce logistics processing and provide the ability to identify, track, and control the deployment of personnel and material in real time.

"As a leading global RF engineering company, we have a well established team of engineers, AIT technicians and logisticians that deliver leading-edge solutions to our customers," said Eric DeMarco, WFI's president and CEO. "Operational excellence in supply chain management for tracking and protecting valuable assets is becoming an increasingly critical function within the DoD. It is an ideal alliance when two leaders leverage their expertise to provide best-value solutions. We are pleased that SAIC has chosen us as their technology teammates, providing another opportunity for us to expand our service offerings with the U.S. Navy."

SAIC is the largest employee-owned research and engineering company in the United States, with annual revenues of $7.2 billion and more than 43,000 employees in over 150 cities worldwide. SAIC engineers and scientists solve complex technical problems in national security, homeland security, energy, the environment, space, telecommunications, health care, and logistics.

WFI Government Services, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Wireless Facilities, Inc., with offices and project locations throughout the United States. Areas of expertise in this division include technical resources consulting, logistics and RFID solutions, homeland security and public safety applications and communications technology services.

Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., WFI is an independent provider of systems engineering, network services and technical outsourcing for the world's largest wireless carriers, enterprise customers and for government agencies. The company provides the design, deployment, integration, and the overall management of wired and wireless networks which deliver voice and data communication, and which support advanced security systems. WFI has performed work in over 100 countries since its founding in 1994. For more information, see www.wfinet.com.

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