“But!!! I Only Have a Few Things”

“But!!! I Only Have a Few Things”

There are many things in life that we should do that we don’t do. Most of these things affect only ourselves and maybe our immediate family. But there are other things in life that don’t just affect us. As a result, local, state and federal governments get...
Property Management Begins in the Home

Property Management Begins in the Home

The federal government doesn’t mandate that trained and certified asset managers tag and title a trillion dollars worth of its property for kicks and giggles. That’s because, among other reasons, it’s a proven crime-prevention strategy consisting of...
NASA Regulation NFS 1852.245–74(c)(2)

NASA Regulation NFS 1852.245–74(c)(2)

All nations and states have standards for linking vehicle identification numbers to license plate numbers. There are very few examples as old, tested and robust as this strategy. When it comes to this strategy for government furnished property (GFP), FAR...
UII is Not a UIN

UII is Not a UIN

A unique item identifier (UII) is not the same as a unique identification number (UIN). When the UII is the serial number of an item such as a vehicle identification number (VIN) on a car, then the UIN is the license plate on the back. When the UII and the UIN are...
Uniform Identification System

Uniform Identification System

This is a memo from 1979 sent to the United States Attorney General, Griffin B. Bell from the Director of the United States General Accounting Office, Allen R. Voss, titled, “Department of Justice should explore the feasibility of a uniform identification system...
Unique Identification Number

Unique Identification Number

A licence plate on a motor vehicle is what is known as a unique identification number (UIN). But, if it’s so important to have a UIN on a car, why is it you only need a screwdriver to remove it? The reason is the technology you never see. The technology is in...
A License Plate for Your Other Stuff

A License Plate for Your Other Stuff

All you need is a screwdriver to remove a license plate, yet the simple strategy of linking your licence plate number to your vehicle identification number (VIN) on a database, is an extremely powerful law enforcement tool that leads to the recovery of 60% of stolen...
October is Crime Prevention Month

October is Crime Prevention Month

There are only five widely-accepted, well-researched, crime-prevention strategies recognized in the United States. Yes, there are some other strategies that might have some promise, but it’s the Big 5 that still reign supreme. It’s not about crime...
Custody, Custody, Custody

Custody, Custody, Custody

There are three rules of federal government property regulation: custody, custody, custody. If it’s not nailed down, it has to be tracked. If you are doing any kind of work for the Federal government, the Department of Defense or NASA, you must have a robust...
The Backstory Of MyPropertyID

The Backstory Of MyPropertyID

I’m from Des Moines, Iowa USA, and I have a criminal justice and youth advocacy background. I worked at the Iowa Homeless Youth Centers many years ago, and then at the Woodward Academy up until I launched my small business in 2015....