“The administration pushed the deadline for adopting a new identifier for non-governmental organizations receiving funds from the government, giving federal agencies and contractors another 16 months to patch and test their systems.”
“The government is shifting from the DUNS number—the unique identifier for every organization doing business with the government since 1962—to the Unique Entity Identifier. Agencies were originally expected to make the switch by December 2020 but have been given an extension to April 2022.”
“However, federal officials tell Nextgov the deadline extension will only help if agencies and organizations are able to use DUNS and UEI numbers at the same time during a testing period, which might be possible under the revised timeline.”
“Procurement, grants and financial reporting executives across the government were scrambling to…” Read the full article here.
Source: Administration Adds 16 Months to Transition from DUNS to Unique ID – By Aaron Boyd, October 28, 2020. Nextgov.