Item Unique Identification (IUID) Registry is regarded as the central repository of IUID information. It plays a crucial role in the identification of the classification of items that are at the disposal of the Department of Defense (DoD). Besides, it also helps the DoD to find out the preliminary value of the items during their acquisition, acquisition time, rightful custody and the marking process.
IUID acts as a universal method of parts identification. It is the key which assists the Department in its goal to locate, control and value its assets again and again. In its IUID policy, the DoD has mandated that all the qualifying items must be marked with two-dimensional Data Matrix which should be encoded with a Unique Item Identifier (UID).
Unique Identification is a system devised and planned by the Department of Defense to easily distinguish one object from another throughout their life cycle process. IUID has become a vital part of the DoD. IUID has been useful to the Department in capturing the value of items it buys, controlling these items during their use, and tracking counterfeiting of parts at different periods of time.
As the DoD’s information systems have become more web-savvy, the IUID assists with financial integration, accountability systems, maintenance and life cycle visibility of the items that are stored within it. While it does enhance the quality of information available for management configuration, it will also help in other significant areas such as operational planning, logistics support and systems engineering. In a nutshell, IUID Registry facilitates joint, paperless management of DoD property.
Procedure of Submitting Data in the IUID Registry
All the government manufacturing activities and commercial manufacturers must be registered with the Central Contractor Registration (CRR) system before their registration can take place with the IUID Registry . If you are interested in conducting business with Government Furnished Property, you have to submit data to the IUID registry. The users must register themselves to acquire their login credentials and access rights before using the Controlled Access portion of the IUID Registry. In addition, you have to be a government employee or an U.S. Government Contractor with approval from the DoD Program Manager to get login to the IUID Registry.