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U.S. Army Concept of Operations and Standard Operating Procedure for Acquisition Program Managers Using Item Unique Identification

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Technical Report

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Naval Postgraduate School Monterey United States

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IUID is a system that will be used by Department of Defense DOD to track identical objects separately by applying a unique identifying mark. This thesis explores Item Unique Identification IUID Basics written in 2010 the requirements for qualifying items and how items are marked with a data matrix either directly on the item or on a permanent machine-readable label attached to the item. Since the 2004 Congressional mandate for using IUID, the Army has struggled to meet the requirement and, to date, has failed. This CONOPS provides the analysis and recommendation of a path forward in IUID across Program Executive Offices PEO Command Control and Communications-Tactical PEO C3T and Combat Support and Combat Service Support PEO CS and CSS. The objective was to create a CONOPS for Army PEOs and PMs with a comprehensive overview of IUID and implementation plan to support their materiel fielding mission with a narrow focus on PEOs C3T and CS and CSS. All other PEOs and PMs are welcome to utilize this document as they see fit. IUID is an essential tool for use in marking, fielding, inventorying, and warehousing equipment.

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  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

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