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The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Codification System (NCS) is:
United States (U.S.) National Codification Bureau (NCB):
  • serves as the principle advisor and assistant to the Director of Logistics Data Directorate and the Logistics Information Services Director in providing cataloging services in support of allied defense ministries
  • serves as the U.S. NCB representative to NATO AC/135's Main Group, Panel A and Budget and Strategic Planning Committees
  • collaborates on NATO Codification System Policy and Procedure with AC/135 Partner Nations
  • provides codification and liaison services to U.S. activities for items produced by AC/135 Partner Nations and to the AC/135 Partner Nations on items produced in the U.S.
  • acts as the U.S. representative between U.S. Government and national and international industry
  • assists nations with establishing Foreign Military Sales (FMS) cases for cataloging services and logistics data publications
  • acts as the AC/135 representative at the Federal Cataloging Commission (FCC) to deal with all aspects of cataloging and logistics, internationally and nationally
  Logistics Information Services:
  • provides National Stock Number (NSN) assignments and performs maintenance for items of supply design controlled in the U.S.
  • is the custodian for a number of cataloging tools used throughout the NCS, including the supply classification and Item Identification Guides (IIG)
  • processes requests by U.S. Military Services and civil agencies for assignment of non-U.S. NSNs by the other AC/135 Partner Nations

Contact the United States (U.S.) NCB for further North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) codification training opportunities.