Federal and International Cataloging

Catalog Tools Tables contain data required to maintain the characteristics portion of the Federal Catalog System (FCS). Tables are categorized as primarily oriented to Item Names, Federal Supply Class (FSC), Federal Supply Group (FSG), Edit Guides, Master Requirements Directory (MRD), MRD Traditional Version, Drawing Cross Reference files, Reference Drawing Group (RDG) files, Federal Item Identification Guides (FIIG), North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) H6 file, Taxonomy Tables, or the Item Identification Guides (IIG). Tables are updated monthly.

DD1685 is an electronic form for data exchange and/or proposed revision of cataloging data.

DD180 is a request for all Characteristic actions such as Approved Item Name, Cancel Approved Item Name, Cancel/Replace Approved Item name, New Master Requirement Codes, New Reply Codes, etc.

Demilitarization (DEMIL) Coding allows users to research DEMIL codes, request a review and verification of Federal Logistics Information System (FLIS) DEMIL codes or find a Department of Defense Demilitarization Management Coding Office (DDCMO) point of contact.

Department of Defense (DOD) Defense Standardization Program promotes standardization of materiel, facilities, and engineering practices to improve military operational readiness, and reduce total ownership costs and acquisition cycle time. It is also DOD policy to state requirements in performance terms, wherever practical, and to make maximum use of non-Government standards and commercial technologies, products, and practices.

Electronic Cataloging (E-Cat) is a Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Logistics Information Services Web based application designed to allow registered users the ability to query the status of cataloging requests and submit requests for catalog action.

Federal Logistics Information System (FLIS) Technical Procedures This site provides the official publication of the FLIS Technical Procedures, formerly published under the authority of the Department of Defense (DOD) Directive 4100.39M.  These procedures contain information on system concepts, maintenance, and system content.  They are used DOD wide to promote a uniform system of item identification and operational effectiveness within DOD components and to establish and maintain a National Stock Number (NSN).

Foreign Military Sales (FMS) provides information on establishing FMS cases for cataloging services and logistics data products that are produced by Logistics Information Services.

H2 Federal Supply Classification (FSC) provides search capability of Federal Supply Groups and Classes with definitions.

H4H8 Commercial and Government Entity Codes (CAGE) provides information about all manufacturers and non-manufacturers doing business with the Federal Government.

H5 Corporate Complex Data shows the corporate complex structure of commercial entities and affiliated companies assigned a five-digit CAGE Code or NATO Supply Code for Manufacturers.

H6 Item Name Directory provides search capability of Item Names based on FSC, keyword search, Item Name Code and Item Identification Guide.

Interactive Government Industry Data Edit Review (iGIRDER) is a manufacturers tool (database) that allows manufacturers, vendors and suppliers the ability to review and (or) update product information that is recorded in the Federal Catalog System (FCS).

International Cataloging/Codification applications enable authorized submitters to input cataloging requests for new National Stock Number (NSN) assignment, maintenance and collaboration on items of supply where the design control is held by the United States (U.S.) or where the design control is held by Partner Nations.

Item Identification Guides (IIG) listing that outlines the characteristics data requirements for Approved Item Names to accurately describe Items of Supply. Also provides official notification of FSC actions (C/F Letters) as well as the link to the DD180 Characteristic Action PDF form.

Joint Certification Program (JCP) was established to certify United States (U.S.) and Canadian contractors for access to unclassified technical data disclosing critical technology controlled in the U.S.

Logistics Online Access (LOLA) Classic is a web front-end interface to live Federal Logistics Information System (FLIS) data returning the most current data on supply items and manufacturers and suppliers. End users can cut and paste up to 80 National Item Identification Numbers (NIIN) or 50 part numbers into the screen for batch inquiries against the FLIS database. Also available through LOLA Classic is the LOLA Update cataloging tool that allows authorized users to update the FLIS database.

National Stock Number (NSN) Assignment Flow chart gives a high level overview for the process of assigning an NSN to an item supplied by civilian vendors to the military services.  This brochure is also available in a text only version.

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