BPA’s (blanket purchase agreements) are like fishing licenses, Subsystems CEO Sam Malhotra said in 2005 interview, “Now that you have the fishing license, you can go fish in this world called the U.S. Army RFID world… only the top companies they deem technically qualified and responsible get the contract.”
Malhotra was talking about government’s nascent use of RFID technology and the dichotomy between the federal government and private technologies firms specializing in RFID, professional services firms like BearingPoint and Subsystems. “…Every [government] agency has to account for assets and report to Congress. We know all of these systems will go to RFID,” Malhotra added.
As more government agencies migrate to the adoption of RFID technology, the opportunity for growth in the private RFID sector increases. To hear about these possibilities and to learn where Subsystems is headed. Check out the Executive Biz interview with Malhotra here.