|The UID Policy Office, part of Program
Development and Implementation (PDI) under Defense Procurement
and Acquisition Policy (DPAP) wants you to stay current on implementation
progress, announcements and events. This newsletter is just one
avenue to keeping you up to date. There are many resources available
including web-based toolkits, videos, bi-coastal events, training
seminars and online tutorials.
MIL-STD-130N, released 17 December 2007 replaces
MIL-STD-130M (w/Change 1) as of 17 December 2007. MIL-STD-130 provides
further clarification and increased insight and guidance for the
implementation of machine-readable information (MRI) processes for
item identification marking and facilitating automatic data capture.
Additionally, it provides the criteria by which product designers
develop specific item identification marking requirements. To review
the updated version, please visit http://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/pdi/uid/attachments/
|Preparing DoD Personnel & DoD Contractors
to Take Advantage of the UID Policy and eBusiness Initiatives
The 2008 UID & eBusiness Forums will be held on 26-27
February in Arlington, VA; 8-9 April in Huntsville, AL; and 17-18
June in Sacramento, CA.
The Forums provide instruction, expert guidance and technology demonstrations
to help the audience quickly sort through the technical, policy,
standards and business-process details of IUID and eBusiness. The
first 200 DoD employees to register for each Forum will receive funded
registrations. These funded registrations are available ONLY to those
that have not previously attended a Forum. Please visit www.UIDForum.com for
complete event details and to register.
|Technology Demonstration and Future Vision
The UID Policy Office has developed 2 new
videos, IUID Technology Demonstration Video and IUID
Future Vision Video. The Technology Demonstration Video provides an overview of
steps required to implement IUID into existing practices. In addition,
the video addresses details regarding the mark requirements and the
different technologies available (such as scanners) to make IUID
implementation successful. The IUID Future Vision Video demonstrates
examples of the power of data that are extracted from implementing
IUID. Details including linking data across multiple systems and
the future of IUID are also presented. Both of these videos can be
found online at http://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/pdi/uid/training.html
The IUID Registry is rapidly growing and has
reached 2.6 million items! Since January 2008, over 203,000
items have been submitted to the IUID Registry, with 175,000 as new
In accordance with the 23 December 2004 policy, a phased approach
for submitting legacy items to the IUID Registry was developed. The
6 February 2007 memo further defined a three-phased approach for
legacy submission; Phase I submission deadline expired 30 September
2007. Phase II deadline is 30 September 2008 and Phase III submission
deadline is 30 September 2009. Be sure to maintain compliancy – submit
all IUID required items to the IUID Registry.
For additional information regarding submission, visit http://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/pdi/uid/index.html
| April 30, 2008, Novi, Michigan
The Auto ID/RFID Showcase April 30, 2008 in
Novi, Michigan provides attendees an opportunity to discover how
aerospace, automotive and military are using automatic identification
for part traceability, increased productivity, error-proofing, cost
reductions, quality control and more.
Throughout the conference automatic identification experts from the
Department of Defense, EPCglobal, OEM and supplier organizations
will present on successful applications and work toward global standards.
Featured on the robust agenda include Rob Liebrandt (UID Policy Office)
and Fred Schramm (NASA) discussing the latest emerging technologies
in part-marking applications and real world applications and success
stories. In addition a full track of sessions will dedicated to RFID
The Auto ID/RFID Showcase also hosts an exhibit area, where attendees
will be able to see many Auto ID technologies in action as some of
the leading solution providers demonstrate their products and services.
As an added benefit members of the Association for Operation Management
(APICS) can claim 5 points toward APICS certification maintenance
To register, visit the AIAG Web site at www.aiag.org then
select events or call (248) 358-3003.
IUID is a requirement for Government Property in
the Possession of Contractors, or PIPC. The overall benefits
- enhanced total asset visibility, improved item acquisition and
business intelligence, and increased system/equipment operational
availability - cannot be fully achieved without accessible, item-level
data for Government assets, including those in the possession of
contractors. Changes have been made to make reporting of PIPC easier,
such as replacing the DD1662 reporting process with the DFAR Clause
252.111-7007, which requires the contractor to electronically receive,
update, and send data about GFP items in the IUID Registry. This
electronic record of item-level information, including acquisition
value, will also support the military equipment valuation initiative
and the efforts to attain clean financial audit opinions. A number
of resources are available to provide further policy, guidance
and instruction for transitioning to the electronic reporting capability.
Specific information including supporting materials for transitioning
to the PIPC reporting process, IUID Registry access forms, flat
file specification for submitting data, and AIA/NDIA industry implementation
guidance are posted on the main DoD IUID website: http://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/pdi/uid/index.html.
The NATO Standardization Agreement
(STANAG) 2290 ED 1 “Unique Identification of Items” has
been approved for immediate promulgation by Director of NATO Standardization
Agency (NSA). The purpose of the document is to support the NATO
Asset Tracking initiatives through the interoperability of Unique
Item Identification by means of a standardized structure and content
of a Unique Item Identifier (UII). In addition, this STANAG will
identify/describe the data content and format of a UII and the
method of encoding that data into machine readable information
For additional information on this topic,
please contact Mr. Robert Leibrandt at Robert.Leibrandt@osd.mil.
On January 25, 2008, Allied Committee 327, “Life
Cycle Management Group” established Working Group 5 to evaluate
the extent of UID Policy needed within NATO and prepare policy for
consideration by NATO. For additional information on this topic, please
contact Mr. Robert Leibrandt at Robert.Leibrandt@osd.mil.