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Qualcomm, leading provider of business-to-business wireless enterprise applications and services, has announced that its Untethered Asset Management Service has received Defense Transportation Tracking System II (DTTS) certification from the SDDC. DTTS certification of Qualcomm's trailer tracking service qualifies Qualcomm customers to transport Department of Defense (DOD) sensitive and other DTTS-monitored shipments. The certification was awarded after a series of tests conducted by SDDC and applies to Qualcomm's Untethered Asset Management System with integrated sensor capabilities for enhanced security.

The DOD is mandating that satellite tracking service providers such as Qualcomm support greater in-transit visibility for commercial carriers transporting ammunition, arms, and explosives (AA&E) and other sensitive materials (OSM) shipments. The DOD mandate further states that these carriers must provide trailer tracking technology while under a DTTS-monitored van trailer load and be prepared to do so by February 15, 2010. The DOD's primary objective is enhanced load security and immediate, exception-based alerting of unplanned events.

DTTS was one of the earliest adopters of Qualcomm's technology, and all current DTTS carriers use Qualcomm in-cab telematics technology. The primary mission of DTTS is to be the single DOD program tasked to ensure the safe and secure movement of all Department of Defense AA&E and OSM within the continental United States using satellite technology and 24-hour oversight. A secondary mission, accomplished through data integration, is to support US Transportation Command's in-transit and asset visibility objectives.
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Title Annotation:INDUSTRY NEWS
Publication:Defense Transportation Journal
Date:Dec 1, 2009
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