Federal Asset Tagging Regulations

Federal Asset Tagging Regulations

If your asset tag number isn’t part of a state-of-the-art, uniform property marking system (UPMS), consisting of a globally unique identification number (UIN), tied to a uniform identification system (UIS), you are out of compliance with FAR 52.245-1(f )(1)(ii),...
Operation ID Fidelity

Operation ID Fidelity

Fidelity means faithfulness to original intent. In other words, what is the ideal way to implement Operation ID so it hews as closely as possible to its original, highly researched, design? What are the standards to which Operation ID should be held to? What criteria...
The UIN in Government Regulations

The UIN in Government Regulations

A U.I.N. is a unique identification number. Examples of UINs are driver’s license numbers, Social Security numbers and motor vehicle license plate numbers. In many foreign countries, each person is assigned an identity number. A new kind of UIN At MyPropertyID,...
Uniform Property Marking System

Uniform Property Marking System

Even though Operation ID is still promoted worldwide by law enforcement professionals, the technology has not advanced in decades. Developing a simple and convenient strategy where all the citizens of the world can license their personal property, like they do a motor...
Burglary, Theft, Robbery

Burglary, Theft, Robbery

Very often, burglary, theft and robbery are used interchangeably by the public. It’s very important that citizens understand that each crime is very different and each comes with different responses from law enforcement professionals and prosecutors. “Put...
What Can I Do to Improve My Neighborhood?

What Can I Do to Improve My Neighborhood?

“What Can I Do to Improve My Neighborhood?” is the title given to a letter to the editor published recently in the Des Moines Register, my local newspaper. Letter writing is still a valuable way to communicate with neighbors, as the example below...
“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...