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 [...]

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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

Surviving DCMA – Barcodes, RFID, and iRAPT

DCMA’s attention toward IUID on assets, RFID on shipments, and iRAPT (formerly known as WAWF) reporting throughout the Department of Defense community is increasing at a rapid rate. Recent legislation, policy changes and expanded iRAPT obligations have tightened DCMA regulations and added pressure to suppliers. In this recently recorded webinar we explain DCMA’s role, the inspection [...]

By | October 21st, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Surviving DCMA – Barcodes, RFID, and iRAPT

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

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

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

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

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?