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....
The Power of the VIN

The Power of the VIN

Have you ever noticed that all you need is a screwdriver to remove the license plate from even the most expensive car? There is a very simple reason for this. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is registered in your name, too. Because of this mandatory, global...
The Power of Crime Prevention

The Power of Crime Prevention

Crime prevention is an approach and philosophy distinct from crime deterrence and crime fighting. Crime prevention strategies take time to implement, but are dollar-for-dollar the most productive use of criminal justice budgets. This post will explore the differences...
National Night Out

National Night Out

National Night Out is one of the top five crime-prevention strategies in America. Established in 1984, its purpose is to build bridges between law enforcement and the communities they serve. Many police officers work in isolation, and mostly interact with people in...
The Odds of Recovering Stolen Property

The Odds of Recovering Stolen Property

Playing the odds in crime-prevention is a long game. When the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) was established in 1967, there were many skeptics who questioned the cost-benefit of such an expansive system for capturing seemingly insignificant information like...
Anatomy of a Decision: DFARS Case 2015-D035

Anatomy of a Decision: DFARS Case 2015-D035

On April 30, 2019, a long-time exception to the use of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clause 52.245-1 was removed. Now, small government contractors must comply with property management regulations usually reserved for the largest contractors. Large...
Jailhouse University

Jailhouse University

Jailhouse University is where petty criminals go to learn. The reality is that earning convictions in the age of security cameras and alarms systems still isn’t working. Sure, an arrest, but no convictions, so the revolving door of Jailhouse University churns...
Small Business Liaison Officer

Small Business Liaison Officer

A Small Business Liaison Officer (SBLO) usually works for a large government contractor. The SBLO plays the critical role of helping small businesses successfully win subcontracts. There is a problem though. These small subcontractors must comply with the same...
Help for Small Government Contractors

Help for Small Government Contractors

Small government contractors now have a simple way to comply with Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) Case 2015-D035 and the IUID/UII requirements of DFARS 252.211-7003 and 252.211-7007. In broad strokes, we are talking about Federal Acquisition...
DFARS Case 2015-D035

DFARS Case 2015-D035

On April 30, 2019, the Defense Acquisition Regulations System (DARS), Department of Defense (DoD), posted to the Federal Register a strict interpretation of DFARS 245.107(1)(i) to “require the use of Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clause 52.245-1,...