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

NPMA Cover Story: The Most Common Misconceptions about IUID and RFID Compliance

This article was written by A2B Tracking's Property Management expert, Pat Jacklets. It was published in the February 2017 issue of the NPMA Property Professional magazine. To download the full article, click here. Many organizations owe a significant amount of their revenue to the relationships they maintain with the DoD, even when only a small [...]

By | February 24th, 2017|Blog, Industry News|0 Comments

Benefits of Using Both Barcode and RFID Technology in your Asset Tracking Solution

Why would you ever want to use both RFID and barcode tags on the same asset? It might seem redundant to use two methods of tracking, but in certain operations there are distinct advantages to having both.   Barcode and RFID asset tracking systems each have their strengths. For inventory functions; such as, performing cycle [...]

By | February 23rd, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Preparing for the FIAR Mandate

Since 2009, the Department of Defense has been working on the Financial Improvement and Audit Readiness (FIAR) directorate in an effort to become audit-ready by September 2017. This department-wide endeavor requires military contractors and program managers to report property existence and to validate the completeness of their inventory records by this date. Whether you’re [...]

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

A2B Tracking Launches New Website

A2B Tracking is excited to announce the launch of our new website. While our URL is still the same, www.a2btracking.com, the site has been totally re-designed with our users in mind. We want to provide the most user-friendly experience possible, so we’ve improved our navigation and overall functionality throughout the site. Our newly redesigned site [...]

By | February 10th, 2017|Industry News|0 Comments

How Do You Determine if You Need to Mark an Asset with an IUID Label?

How Do You Determine if You Need to Mark an Asset with an IUID Label? Do you have a contract with the government? How would you know if that contract requires you to mark your assets with an IUID label? How would you know what is required on the label to achieve full IUID compliance? [...]

By | January 31st, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Comparing Barcode to RFID Asset Tracking Systems

Barcode technology has been around for many years and most people at this point, no matter their industry, are familiar with it. One of the biggest hurdles with a barcode system is that you’re working with assets one at a time. When you’re out doing a physical inventory, you’ll need to use a barcode reader [...]

By | January 23rd, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

The Essential Property Management Guide

Winning a federal contract is an exciting opportunity for any business — but, it also comes with its own set of challenges. Understanding and following federal regulations requires immense amounts of knowledge and dedication. Rules and regulations  need to be understood from the beginning so that preparations can be made and systems put in place [...]

By | January 17th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments