MIL-STD-130 Verification and Validation Requirements

Let’s assume that you've got your compliant data organized and you've also determined the appropriate IUID label material that you are going to use. Now you are ready to start the process of creating the IUID label! In order to do so, you must shift your attention toward the concepts of validation of these [...]

By | April 26th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

How to Be Audit-Ready by the FIAR Deadline

September 2017 is quickly approaching -- is your organization prepared for the FIAR (Financial Improvement and Audit Readiness) Initiative? This major Department of Defense endeavor requires military contractors and program managers to report property existence and to validate the completeness of their inventory records by September 30th, 2017. Whether you’re in one of the [...]

By | April 24th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

The DoD Procurement Toolbox

The Department of Defense Procurement Toolbox is an online resource designed to help organizations support their supply chain management initiatives. The DAU describes the Procurement Toolbox as a “collection of tools and services to help you and your organization manage, enable, and share procurement information across the Department of Defense”. Some of the key areas [...]

By | April 19th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Announcing Pat Jacklets as a featured Speaker at NPMA’s Spring Education Seminar

A2B Tracking announces Pat Jacklets, A2B Tracking’s Asset Management Expert, as speaker at NPMA’s Spring Education Training Seminar. The National Property Management Association (NPMA) will host the event on May 3 - 4, 2017 in Cocoa Beach, Florida. The event is just in time to prepare attendees for the Department of Defense buying season. [...]

By | April 19th, 2017|Industry News|0 Comments

DoD’s Plan to be Audit Ready

The Financial Improvement and Audit Readiness (FIAR) initiative will reach a major milestone on September 30, 2017. The entire Defense community needs to understand that as we begin Fiscal Year 2018 on October 1st -- the FIAR Directive dictates that all accountable assets be audit ready. The US Congress is holding the DoD accountable to [...]

By | April 13th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

What is MIL STD 130?

Military Standard 130 (or MIL-STD-130) is the Military Asset Identification Standard as designated by the US Department of Defense (DoD). This standard specifies the compliance process to mark and label all US Military assets and property. At the most basic level, MIL-STD-130  requires every item in the possession of the US Military to be marked [...]

By | April 6th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Auto ID Technology Lies at the Core of FIAR Compliance

Big milestones are coming up in 2017 for the FIAR (Financial Improvement and Audit Readiness) Directorate, which will affect the way defense contractors do business. It is imperative that all contractors understand and follow the new Directorate, and also understand how Auto ID technology such as barcode and RFID, lies at the core of FIAR [...]

By | March 28th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

IUID: The Key to Achieving FIAR Compliance

The Item Unique Identification (IUID) policy has been in place since 2004. This Department of Defense policy allows for the unique identification of assets to streamline the process for the accountability of those assets.  In order to meet your Financial Improvement and Audit Readiness (FIAR) compliance requirement you must be audit ready [...]

By | March 20th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

The Challenge for the DoD

One of the challenges facing the Department of Defense this year is the FIAR mandate. The Financial Improvement and Audit-Readiness (FIAR) Plan has evolved and matured over the years; but, the current deadlines and regulations were set by Congress in the National Defense Authorization Act of 2010. The FIAR mandate requires that the DoD needs [...]

By | March 15th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

The 2017 FIAR Directorate Deadlines

The Department of Defense has made it clear that it is committed to having fully auditable financial statements by the end of September 2017. This was the deadline that was established by Congress in the National Defense Authorization Act of 2010. Since 2005, when the Financial Improvement and Audit Readiness (FIAR) Plan was first issued [...]

By | March 8th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments