Dayton, OH – June 25, 2012 – Evanhoe & Associates President, Chuck Evanhoe, recently participated in a two-day grassroots effort in Washington, DC on June 18 – 19 sponsored by the AIM North America (NA) UID Supplier Alliance (USA), of which Evanhoe & Associates is a member. These activities included legislative visits and a USA-hosted ½ day IUID briefing on Capitol Hill. The briefing featured a panel discussion by former and current senior Department of Defense (DoD) officials and business leaders and user case scenario demonstrations. These events provided an opportunity to discuss the issues that are important to providers of IUID and other automatic identification technology solutions. “In all, the Alliance met with nearly 40 legislative offices representing 15 states,” stated Mary Lou Bosco, COO, AIM North America. “The Budget Cuts, Counterfeiting, and Barcodes briefing was well received and focused on barcodes – Item Unique Identification – and how the technology is being used to reduce costs, improve management, increase readiness, and combat counterfeiting within the Department of Defense. Two Senators and three Representatives, including Ohio Congressman Mike Turner, were present and gave remarks in support of the IUID effort and the UIDSupplier Alliance.” said Mr. Evanhoe. DoD’s Item Unique Identification (IUID) policy was designed to provide individual identification of assets in a way that is globally unique and ensures data integrity and quality throughout an item’s life. Adoption of UID (the next generation barcode) and awareness of the value added by the requirements are gaining momentum thanks to the efforts of the AIM North America UID Supplier Alliance. This group intends to bolster that momentum in Washington, DC where they recently gathered for briefings on IUID issues, and continue to meet with Congressional, Senate, and government agency offices.
About Evanhoe & Associates
Evanhoe & Associates is a team of people who takes pride in their national reputation for quality, integrity, and service. As nationally recognized experts in DoD RFID and UID applications, as well as data integration and transformation, Evanhoe & Associates has developed integrated data and AIDC IT solutions for many regional, national, and international companies and for several U.S. Government agencies. For more information, contact the Evanhoe & Associates office at 5089 Norman Blvd, Dayton, OH 45431, telephone +1 937 235 2995, fax +1 937 235 8692, or visit www.evanhoe.com.
About AIM North America
AIM North America is the industry trade association that represents the Automatic Identification and Mobility industry in the US, Canada and Mexico. AIM North America provides education, news and information, legislative affairs, and marketing resources to grow the businesses of the industry’s resellers, systems integrators, solutions providers, manufacturers, and distributors. AIM North America is a chapter of AIM, Inc., the worldwide authority on automatic identification and mobility for nearly 40 years.
For more information, contact the AIM North America office at 20399 Route 19 North, Suite 203, Cranberry Twp., PA 16066, telephone +1 724 742 4473, fax +1 724 742 4476, or visit www.aim-na.org.