DLA secures supply chain with DNA marking
The Defense Logistics Agency may expand its use of DNA marking technology to verify the authenticity of microchips and other electronics in its supply chain.
DNA marking was originally used to secure specific types of microchips and has since migrated to a wider swath of items and materials. The Pentagon has been working with Applied DNA Sciences on research and development efforts related to this technology since 2010.
“When DNA is introduced into or onto an item, identity is established and it can be independently verified. It establishes traceability and requires very little real estate,” Janice Meraglia, vice president, government and military programs, Applied DNA Sciences, explained.