U.S. Army concept of operations and standard operating procedure for acquisition program managers using Item Unique Identification
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IUID is a system that will be used by Department of Defense (DOD) to track identical objects separately by applying a unique identifying mark. This thesis explores Item Unique Identification (IUID) Basics written in 2010 the requirements for qualifying items and how items are marked with a data matrix either directly on the item or on a permanent machine-readable label attached to the item. Since the 2004 Congressional mandate for using IUID, the Army has struggled to meet the requirement and, to date, has failed. This CONOPS provides the analysis and recommendation of a path forward in IUID across Program Executive Offices (PEO) Command Control and Communications-Tactical (PEO C3T) and Combat Support and Combat Service Support (PEO CS&CSS). The objective was to create a CONOPS for Army PEOs and PMs with a comprehensive overview of IUID and implementation plan to support their materiel fielding mission with a narrow focus on PEOs C3T and CS&CSS. All other PEOs and PMs are welcome to utilize this document as they see fit. IUID is an essential tool for use in marking, fielding, inventorying, and warehousing equipment.
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