Two Pentagon programs win information-sharing honors

The Army's radio frequency identification program for tagging military cargo was among five winners of an award announced earlier this week recognizing best practices in government information sharing.

The Radio Frequency In-Transit Visibility system, used throughout the Defense Department, employs electronic tags to track and provide information on the contents of containers, vehicles and equipment.

The program was one of several Pentagon-related initiatives to win a nomination for the Fairfax, Va.-based Industry Advisory Council's Collaboration and Transformation Shared Interest Group's annual Excellence.gov awards.

Another Defense-related program, the Bidirectional Health Information Exchange, a joint effort with the Veterans Affairs Department, also was named a winner by a panel of 23 judges from both government and the private sector.

The other winners were the Interior Department's Geospatial One Stop eGovernment Initiative, the State Department's Interagency Data Exchange Application and the Justice Department's National Sex Offender Public Registry.

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