If you have ever doubted that accounting for personal property and equipment within the military is a hot topic, then take some time to watch this video from the House Armed Service Committee.

http://armedservices.house.gov/index.cfm/2011/9/organizational-challenges-in-achieving-sound-financial-management-and-audit-readiness

The need for Item Unique Identification or IUID has never been greater.  Achieving a clean audit is critical to our country’s ability to manage the current financial situation.  The foundation for highly efficient property accountability will be built by identifying military legacy equipment, marking that equipment with UIDs and capturing the actual item pedigree data.  Clearly, a plan for sustaining IUID will answer the need for a clean audit for generations to come.