FedEx Institute of Technology and Herff College Host NATO Working Group

August 29, 2016 - The University of Memphis FedEx Institute of Technology and Herff College of Engineering AutoID Lab (as a service to the Automatic Identification Industry) are hosting a week-long meeting for Allied Command Transformation, the North American Command of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). The Joint Asset Tracking working group is being held at the FedEx Institute of Technology Aug. 29-Sept. 2. The week will focus on advancing their organization, training, material and interoperability between member nations of NATO. Members will participate in working groups to develop standards to increase interoperability. 

NATO is a political and military alliance of countries from North America and Europe formed in 1949. The alliance has three core tasks: collective defense, crisis management and cooperative security. Allied Command Transformation is preserving the peace, security and territorial integrity of alliance member states by leading the transformation of military structures, forces, capabilities and doctrines to improve the military effectiveness of NATO. There are 28 members of NATO: Albania, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States.

The AutoID Lab is dedicated to the promotion of the use of all of the automatic identification technologies. The lab helps both students and companies make the right choices, whether in bar coding, radio frequency identification (RFID), biometrics or smart cards.  

The FedEx Institute coordinates and secures funding for world-class research and offers a dynamic community for collaboration and the exchange of new ideas. The Institute also fosters strong relationships with businesses and community partners throughout the region who know the value of innovation and understand the advantages of being first.

Contact: Mary Ann Dawson