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IUID Program for Department of Defense Assets

Department of Defense IUID Program


What is IUID?

Item Unique Identification (IUID) is a new method established by the Department of Defense (DoD) to identify its tangible assets. Suppliers are required to encode the IUID data into a 2D Data Matrix symbol and directly apply it to specific tangible items to help facilitate item tracking in DoD business systems. The data is also used for management, financial, accountability, and asset management purposes.

What does an IUID look like?

What items require this mark?

A Data Matrix symbol must be applied to all parts that fall into these specific categories:

  • Items >= $5,000
  • Serially managed
  • Mission essential
  • Controlled inventory
  • Consumable
  • Permanent identification necessary
  • Subassemblies, components, and parts embedded within items as specified in an Exhibit or CDRL 

For more information visit the Official IUID Policy Website.