Update: DoD Instructions (DoDI) 8320.04 and Ensuring Compliance to FIAR Mandate

What do the DoD Instructions 8320.04 and the FIAR Mandate have in common? They both link to the responsibilities of accurately accounting for and reporting tangible personal property. Read on to understand the latest policy developments and how that will impact defense contractors who are required to report property. [...]

By | December 8th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Update: DoD Instructions (DoDI) 8320.04 and Ensuring Compliance to FIAR Mandate

How to Prepare for DCMA and your Contract Obligations

The Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) is an agency tasked with supporting the Department of Defense (DoD), working directly with defense suppliers. The agency oversees the compliance process that was mandated by the DoD for the acquisition and handling of certain government equipment. Identifying Qualifying Contracts In meeting your contractual obligations for DCMA, one of [...]

By | January 10th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on How to Prepare for DCMA and your Contract Obligations

DCMA’s role with IUID and RFID

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has a mandated compliance process for the acquisition and maintaining of equipment that: Has an acquisition cost that exceeds $5,000, or Is controlled inventory, or Is mission essential, or Is consumable, or Is serially controlled One part of the mandate is the use of Item Unique Identification, or IUID. [...]

By | December 14th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on DCMA’s role with IUID and RFID

Make it Easy on DCMA with Correct iRAPT and IUID Reporting Protocol

When DCMA audits your contract, one of their goals is to verify that all assets and shipments are properly registered with iRAPT. DCMA auditors will look specifically to ensure each IUID number is registered under the correct domain (i.e., acquisition, custody, legacy), and that this information is being submitted accurately to iRAPT and the IUID [...]

By | September 7th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Make it Easy on DCMA with Correct iRAPT and IUID Reporting Protocol

What Does the DCMA Auditor Look For?

  For anyone involved with DCMA and contracting with the Department of Defense, one of the big concerns is compliance to federal regulations. The government is notorious for having strict guidelines that must be followed in order to continue to earn their business. In order to keep contractors in line with these regulations, the DoD [...]

By | July 19th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on What Does the DCMA Auditor Look For?

The problems with failing IUID compliance

No one enjoys the nail-biting experience of being audited by the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA). A DCMA auditor will go through all of your government contracts with a fine-toothed comb, looking for any deviations from the DCMA’s exacting requirements and IUID specifications, while you’re trying to make sure you followed all the right processes. [...]

By | December 31st, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on The problems with failing IUID compliance

Surviving a DCMA Audit of IUID

Surviving a DCMA audit The possibility of getting audited by the Defense Contract Management Agency is daunting and nerve-racking. DCMA has extremely exacting requirements and specifications for Department of Defense contracts, and so to pass an audit, your business and all of its employees absolutely must be able to adhere to strict guidelines regarding Item [...]

By | December 23rd, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on Surviving a DCMA Audit of IUID