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

Don’t Risk your Military Contract with an Inferior IUID System

Some organizations, when newly awarded a government contract, will attempt to create a customized approach to tracking and managing military compliance using a spreadsheet or rudimentary software— like Microsoft Access. They typically end up meeting only a small fraction of the total military IUID and RFID compliance requirements to asset and shipment identification. While a [...]

By | November 29th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Don’t Risk your Military Contract with an Inferior IUID System

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

Changes in Government Property Reporting

This Article Was Written by Pat Jacklets, formerly the Manager of Property Management for Northrop Grumman’s Aerospace Systems Sector Eastern Region. She is currently A2B Tracking’s Asset Management Expert. I’ve recently returned from Nashville after attending the 2016 National Education Seminar for the National Property Management Association. I conducted two sessions – one was for the [...]

By | September 16th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Changes in Government Property Reporting

4 Immediate Benefits of Using RFID for Asset Tracking

As a barcode and RFID systems designer and integrator for the military, we’re constantly uncovering processes where technology is being used to save expense or improve operations. Our vast 20 years of experience allows us to compare the benefits of RFID over barcode when applied to asset tracking in the most demanding of military environments [...]

By | September 14th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on 4 Immediate Benefits of Using RFID for Asset Tracking

Understanding How the Pentagon Thinks about Tracking Assets

DF-ST-87-06962The Pentagon, headquarters of the Department of Defense. DoD photo by Master Sgt. Ken Hammond, U.S. Air Force. 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 [...]

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

3 Ways RFID Technology Safeguards the U.S. Military Armory

Weapons tracking is a central concern to the DoD, and they have required tracking for many years in many forms to protect these important assets. In the past, government agencies have relied on punch-card and barcode systems to track weapon inventory, but these methods have proven to be inefficient and ineffective. The military continues to [...]

By | July 21st, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on 3 Ways RFID Technology Safeguards the U.S. Military Armory

How iRAPT Affects Your Shipment Reporting

  The use of iRAPT and the nature of defense contracts can prove to cause various complexities in shipment requirements and reporting. This is an extremely vital part of the process. Incorrect reporting or labelling could result in snags like rejected payment or shipment from the customer. It is very important to understand how iRAPT [...]

By | June 14th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on How iRAPT Affects Your Shipment Reporting

Staying iRAPT Compliant as a DoD Supplier

As any DoD supplier knows, it is difficult to acquire a contract with the Department of Defense. Once you have earned a contract it becomes the lifeblood of your business, and maintaining that contract can be paramount to your success. It is absolutely vital to stay compliant with DoD regulations, which includes staying iRAPT compliant in [...]

By | May 19th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Staying iRAPT Compliant as a DoD Supplier