Section 807 of the FY2013 NDAA identifies the use of Item Unique Identification (IUID) as a means to combat the growing problem of counterfeit parts in the military supply chain …
SEC. 807. SENSE OF CONGRESS ON THE CONTINUING PROGRESS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE IN IMPLEMENTING ITS ITEM UNIQUE IDENTIFICATION INITIATIVE.
(a) FINDINGS.—Congress makes the following findings:
(1) In 2003, the Department of Defense initiated the Item Unique Identification (IUID) Initiative, which requires the marking and tracking of assets deployed throughout the Armed Forces or in the possession of Department contractors.
(2) The Initiative has the potential for realizing significant cost savings and improving the management of defense equipment and supplies throughout their lifecycle.
(3) The Initiative can help the Department combat the growing problem of counterfeit parts in the military supply chain.
(b) SENSE OF CONGRESS.—It is the sense of Congress—
(1) to support efforts by the Department of Defense to implement the Item Unique Identification Initiative;
(2) to support measures to verify contractor compliance with section 252.211–7003 (entitled ‘‘Item Identification and Valuation’’) of the Defense Supplement to the Federal Acquisition Regulation, on Unique Identification, which states that a unique identification equivalent recognized by the Department is required for certain acquisitions;
(3) to encourage the Armed Forces to adopt and implement Item Unique Identification actions and milestones; and
(4) to support investment of sufficient resources and continued training and leadership to enable the Department to capture meaningful data and optimize the benefits of the Item Unique Identification Initiative.
See FY2013 NDAA