Ferguson named joint automatic ID product manager
Career officer with 19 years' service to oversee acquisition, integration of logistics technologies
- By William Welsh
- Jul 02, 2009
The Army has appointed Lt. Col. Cary Ferguson as the Product Manager for Joint–Automatic Identification Technology (PM J-AIT).
Ferguson will direct the organization responsible for
acquisition and integration of the Army’s automatic identification
technology (AIT) and radio frequency identification (RFID) equipment
and services, Army officials said June 30.
Ferguson has served in the military for 19 years. Most recently
he was assistant project manager and military deputy for the Project
Manager Global Combat Support System-Army at Fort Lee, Va.
The PM J-AIT is the Defense Department’s principal organization
overseeing AIT and RFID. As such, it oversees programs and technologies
that are critical to military logistics such as global asset tracking,
Web-based radio frequency in-transit visibility services, and
life-cycle support services. The PM J-AIT also services as a point of
contact for acquisition support and technical expertise for joint
services, federal agencies, NATO and coalition partners.
The PM J-AIT reports to the Program Executive Office, Enterprise Information Systems at Fort Belvoir, Va.
William Welsh is a freelance writer covering IT and defense technology.