The Problems with a Do-It-Yourself approach to Military IUID and RFID Compliance

Most organizations, when first awarded a contract with the Department of Defense, are unprepared for the scope and depth of asset tracking and reporting that is required to be able to ship and invoice their items. This is also true for military contracts that require management of government property. Naively, these contractors assume they can [...]

By | November 1st, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on The Problems with a Do-It-Yourself approach to Military IUID and RFID Compliance

What Bezos Brings to the Table for the Defense Innovation Advisory Board

From among the nine other private sector innovators added by Secretary Carter to the Defense Innovation Advisory Board, Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon, brings to the table a valuable commercial perspective on the benefits of automated technologies that the Department of Defense could benefit greatly from. The culture at Amazon lives and breathes modern Auto [...]

By | September 28th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on What Bezos Brings to the Table for the Defense Innovation Advisory Board

Understanding How the Pentagon Thinks about Tracking Assets

To understand the logic behind the US military asset tracking standards and reporting requirements, it is important to understand the strategy behind the DoD’s need for global asset visibility. The US Military Must Track Inventory All Over the Globe The Pentagon is responsible for tracking, managing and deploying assets on a global scale—hundreds of millions [...]

By | August 5th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Understanding How the Pentagon Thinks about Tracking Assets

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?

What is iRAPT and Why Should I Use It?

If you want to do business with the Pentagon, there’s a few things you should know. Winning a U.S. Department of Defense contract can be tricky, as they are very selective about who they do  business with, and there is quite a lot of competition. The good news is twofold. First, you can greatly increase [...]

By | June 3rd, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on What is iRAPT and Why Should I Use It?

Breaking Down the Functionality of iRAPT

For companies that have done business with the U.S. Department of Defense for at least 16 years, there have been two eras -- the paper era and the paperless era. The paperless era, which can now be called the iRAPT era, has been very beneficial to a multitude of companies that sell provisions to the Pentagon. How [...]

By | July 30th, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on Breaking Down the Functionality of iRAPT

How iRAPT (Formerly WAWF) Affects Your Asset Reporting

By now most Department of Defense (DoD) contractors are aware that DoD’s Wide Area Workflow (WAWF) invoicing system changed its name to Invoicing, Receipt, Acceptance and Property Transfer (iRAPT) in November 2014. The iRAPT system was created to support DoD’s goal of moving to a paperless acquisition process to track where everything DoD owns is [...]

By | June 11th, 2015|Blog, Industry News|Comments Off on How iRAPT (Formerly WAWF) Affects Your Asset Reporting

3 Benefits of Asset Tracking and IUID Data Management Software

When dealing with highly regulated industries, tracking physical assets in an organized and efficient manner is vital. Military standards for IUID compliance mandated by the Department of Defense are no exception when it comes to regulating contractors that provide goods and services to the military. Asset tracking requires the coordination of a vast amount of [...]

By | June 4th, 2015|Blog, Industry News|Comments Off on 3 Benefits of Asset Tracking and IUID Data Management Software