Military Standard Systems (MILS) (also known as Defense Logistics Standard Systems (DLSS))



In 1962, the MILS/DLSS were established to realize the advantages of advancing computer technology. They provide procedures for communicating requirements, moving material, and performing the other tasks that ensure the continuing operation of DoD's logistics system. The DLSS and supporting Directives (for which DLA Logistics Management Standards Office manages) are listed below:


DoD Activity Address Directory (DoDAAD) Program

Requisition and Issue - Military Standard Requisition and Issue Procedures (MILSTRIP)

Billing - Military Standard Billing System (MILSBILLS)

Supply Discrepancy Reporting (SDR)

Military Assistance Program Address Directory (MAPAD)

Transaction Reporting and Accountability - Military Standard Transaction Reporting and Accountability Procedures (MILSTRAP)

Pipeline Measurement Process Review Committee (PM PRC)

Please note that the DLSS is being phased out. The migration to DLMS is a long-term process that requires a measured, phased implementation. Deputy Secretary of Defense signed DoD Directive 8190.01E "Defense Logistics Management Standards" policy on January 9, 2015. The OSD/AT&L Functional Strategy of 2013 mandates DLMS compliance by 2019. Accountability will be enforced through the Defense Business Council's Capital Planning and Investment Control process.