Applying MIL-STD-130 Labels to Your Assets

Recently, as part of the A2B Tracking’s Webinar Series, Peter Collins and I (Dan Faria) discussed the Five Fundamental Elements that are required in order to create a compliant MIL‑STD‑130 label. For this post I want to talk about how to properly apply IUID labels to your assets so that they are marked correctly. MIL-STD-130 [...]

By | June 15th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Applying MIL-STD-130 Labels to Your Assets

NPMA Cover Story: Automating Electronic Submission to iRAPT

This article was written by A2B Tracking's Property Management expert, Pat Jacklets and A2B Tracking's President and CEO, Peter Collins. It was published in the June 2017 issue of the NPMA Property Professional magazine. To download the full article, click here.   Government contractors within the Department of Defense (DoD) community are responsible for timely and accurate [...]

By | June 13th, 2017|Blog, Industry News|Comments Off on NPMA Cover Story: Automating Electronic Submission to iRAPT

UC! Web Innovations with RFID

Last month, I attended RFID Journal LIVE in Phoenix and was honored to be asked to speak at the AIM Data Capture Workshop. RFID LIVE is arguably the largest conference of the year devoted to RFID and related technologies. One of the most exciting aspects of the show this year for me was to see the US military [...]

By | June 7th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on UC! Web Innovations with RFID

Tracking Military IT Assets

The US Congress mandates that the Department of Defense keeps track of and is accountable for all of their property down to the individual unique asset level. The DoD is arguably the largest organization in the world with estimates of 130 million individual assets in their custody. Keeping track of an inventory of this [...]

By | June 6th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Tracking Military IT Assets

Understanding the Role of DCMA

The Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) is an agency under the U.S. Department of Defense that works directly with defense contractors to ensure government supplies and services are delivered on time, come in at projected costs, and meet all performance requirements. The role of DCMA is to protect the government and ensure that the expected [...]

By | June 1st, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Understanding the Role of DCMA

MIL-STD-130 Labels using Construct 1 or Construct 2

Last month, as part of the A2B Tracking’s Webinar Series,  Peter Collins and I (Dan Faria) discussed the Five Fundamental Elements that are required in order to create a compliant MIL‑STD‑130 label. I would like to take this post to shed a bit more light on the difference between Construct 1 and Construct 2 labels. [...]

By | May 31st, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on MIL-STD-130 Labels using Construct 1 or Construct 2

DCMA Survival Guide

The prospect of getting audited by the federal Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) can feel daunting and nerve-racking. For your organization to be deemed compliant with DCMA’s exacting requirements and specifications for government contracts, all employees should have a thorough understanding of your property management and shipment requirements, Item Unique Identification (IUID) methods and [...]

By | May 24th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on DCMA Survival Guide

RFID Journal LIVE Takeaways

I had the opportunity to attend and to speak at the RFID Journal LIVE Conference earlier this month and it proved to be a very worthy event. There was a host of new technologies and new applications of RFID that were being showcased at the event that will undoubtedly improve data capture and accuracy [...]

By | May 23rd, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on RFID Journal LIVE Takeaways

The Impact of the FIAR Deadline – Now Available On-Demand!

With the start of Fiscal Year 2018 on October 1st -- The FIAR (Financial Improvement and Audit Readiness) Initiative dictates that all mission critical military assets be audit ready from “floor to books” and “books to floor”. In other words, the FIAR Mandate is calling for complete accountability of all DoD assets and property [...]

By | May 18th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on The Impact of the FIAR Deadline – Now Available On-Demand!

MIL-STD-130 Materials and Marking Methods

If you are doing business with the US Military, it is important that your organization has a plan in place to be fully compliant from the beginning and that you are properly marking and labeling all of the assets with a fully compliant IUID label before you ship them to the government. Obviously, you [...]

By | May 15th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on MIL-STD-130 Materials and Marking Methods