Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Submissions to the UID Registry

The UID Registry is the repository of UID data that can be accessed by the Department of Defense (DoD) to keep track of items. It also sets up standardization across the entire DoD government procurement system.

The software system acts as a central clearing house that makes it possible for the DoD to keep informed of important document information as it relates to military property with barcode markings. The UID Registry also permits merging equipment data for DoD purposes and is the final storage area for the DoD barcode identification system.

The UID Registry standards check numerous factors of the UID data determining whether to accept or reject the data suppliers submit. And as long as the markings match the requirements, it will be accepted; if not, it will be rejected.

The UID Registry also attempts to produce one strategic database for storage of item information and the Defense Logistics Information Service manages the UID Registry.

MIL STD 130, which is mandated for all UID items, is a standard that provides the criteria for product designers to develop specific item identification marking requirements. The DoD has instructed that UID data entered to the UID Registry should comply with the MIL-STD-130 standard.

The DoD allows various means of putting forward data to the UID Registry. For example, suppliers are required to deliver UID data to the Wide Area Workflow (WAWF) and/or the DoD UID Registry. WAWF is a secure web-based system that allows government suppliers and DoD personnel to create and track invoices and receiving reports, along with access to contract related documents, over the web.

The WAWF submission has taken the place of the manual DD250 document.

This subject is complicated and there are experts at ID-Integration that will provide additional information on the UID Registry.

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