DoD’s Plan to be Audit Ready

The Financial Improvement and Audit Readiness (FIAR) initiative will reach a major milestone on September 30, 2017. The entire Defense community needs to understand that as we begin Fiscal Year 2018 on October 1st -- the FIAR Directive dictates that all accountable assets be audit ready. The US Congress is holding the DoD accountable to [...]

By | April 13th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

What is MIL STD 130?

Military Standard 130 (or MIL-STD-130) is the Military Asset Identification Standard as designated by the US Department of Defense (DoD). This standard specifies the compliance process to mark and label all US Military assets and property. At the most basic level, MIL-STD-130  requires every item in the possession of the US Military to be marked [...]

By | April 6th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Auto ID Technology Lies at the Core of FIAR Compliance

Big milestones are coming up in 2017 for the FIAR (Financial Improvement and Audit Readiness) Directorate, which will affect the way defense contractors do business. It is imperative that all contractors understand and follow the new Directorate, and also understand how Auto ID technology such as barcode and RFID, lies at the core of FIAR [...]

By | March 28th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

IUID: The Key to Achieving FIAR Compliance

The Item Unique Identification (IUID) policy has been in place since 2004. This Department of Defense policy allows for the unique identification of assets to streamline the process for the accountability of those assets.  In order to meet your Financial Improvement and Audit Readiness (FIAR) compliance requirement you must be audit ready [...]

By | March 20th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

NPMA Cover Story: The Most Common Misconceptions about IUID and RFID Compliance

This article was written by A2B Tracking's Property Management expert, Pat Jacklets. It was published in the February 2017 issue of the NPMA Property Professional magazine. To download the full article, click here. Many organizations owe a significant amount of their revenue to the relationships they maintain with the DoD, even when only a small [...]

By | February 24th, 2017|Blog, Industry News|0 Comments

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

Keeping Track When It Matters Most – Providence Business News

  This article was originally published in the PROVIDENCE BUSINESS NEWS The U.S. military manages 30 million critical assets every year, from tool cribs in Washington, D.C.'s Navy Yard to Humvees rolling through the mountains of Afghanistan. Keeping track of this material is nothing short of a logistical nightmare. "This problem has become basically the 100-pound [...]

By | November 28th, 2016|Blog, Industry News|Comments Off on Keeping Track When It Matters Most – Providence Business News

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

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