FAIRFAX, Va., Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), celebrated placement of its 100,000th inventory mark in support of the U.S. Marine Corps' Unique Item Identification (IUID) program at a ceremony on Tuesday, February 15, 2011.
The ceremony was held at the Marine Corps Base Quantico with key IUID program executives from General Dynamics and the Marine Corps Systems Command present. The team commemorated the occasion by placing a special IUID tag on a Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement (MTVR) cargo vehicle.
"With General Dynamics's assistance, the U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command can more accurately track their logistical activity around the world, ensuring optimal execution of military operations. With 100,000 items marked so far, the Marine Corps will have comprehensive information about a piece of equipment at their fingertips," said Kenneth Slaght, vice president and general manager of General Dynamics Information Technology's Naval IT Solutions sector.
General Dynamics was awarded a contract in April 2008 to provide the Marine Corps Systems Command with general and scientific support for IUID marking of legacy equipment, assemblies and subassemblies. The company assists with determining the end items for marking, engineering analysis for item-specific location and technical data support. The company creates IUID tags that are embedded with detailed information about the item and bar codes to track and maintain logistical inventory.
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