Training and Reference

Logistics Information Services Training 

Logistics Information Services Training offers training on all of our products and services. Many of our courses offer classroom instruction as well as Distributed Learning delivery such as Computer Based Training (CBT) on CD ROM/DVD, Web Based Training (WBT), Satellite/VTC Training, and Webinar. Web based training is accessible from this web site to your personal computer. Tailored courses can be developed to meet individual service or agency needs.

Who Can Take the Training?
Training is available to the Department of Defense (DOD), civil agencies, participating allied governments and government sponsored vendors and contractors.

The Training Course Catalog is a source of information that describes the courses of instruction offered by the Logistics Information Services. We are the focal point for developing logistics information training materials, maintaining this material and distributing it to the users. We have developed various course offerings that are delivered in a variety of formats.

History of the Program
The Executive Level Steering Group (ELSG) directed HQ Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) to organize a committee of services and agencies to develop a training program for catalogers. In 1981, Logistics Information Services was appointed as the focal point for Federal Catalog System (FCS) Training.

Types of Training Offered
Logistics Information Services offers training on all of our products and services. Many of our courses offer classroom instruction as well as Distributed Learning (DL) delivery such as Computer Based Training (CBT) on CD-ROM, Web Based Training (WBT), Video Tele-Conference (VTC) and WebinarWBT is accessible from this website. Tailored courses can be developed to meet individual service or agency needs.

Where Is Training Conducted?
Class locations can be at the Logistics Information Services, your work site, or a central/regional location. Check out our Training Calendar   (CAC or User I.D. and Password Required) for a current course schedule.

Distributed Learning

Distributed Learning is instruction that is available remotely, often via the student's desktop computer. Some types of DL do not have to be scheduled nor do you need to travel to participate. The DL Media Selector   (CAC or User I.D. and Password Required) describes all of our delivery types so you can learn about the full range of products that we can develop for your customized Logistics Information Services application. Whether you are a Logistics Information Services program manager who needs to provide employee training or an individual looking for training, our Media Selector will help you decide which delivery type best suits your employees' situation or location (if you are a program manager) or learning style (if you are an individual). We designed this tool to provide information about our DL products and to provide an idea of the type of media that might suit your circumstances based on your business need. Feel free to experiment with the choices to learn about the products and services we offer.

The following is a list of Computer-Based Training (CBT) programs available by request   (CAC or User I.D. and Password Required) on CD-ROM.

Note: Some of these courses are also available as Web-Based Training (WBT).

Computer-Based Training CDs

  • Compact Disc Users Course (CDUC)
  • Creating Section 508 Compliant Web Content
  • DD Form 1685
  • Federal Logistics Information System (FLIS) Edits and Rejects
  • FED LOG
  • Hazardous Material Information Resource System (HMIRS)
  • Hazardous Material Information Resource System (HMIRS) WEB
  • Interactive Government/Industry Reference Data Edit and Review (iGIRDER)
  • Interchangeability & Substitutability (I&S)
  • Introduction to Logistics Information (ILI)
  • Military Engineering Data Asset Locator System (MEDALS)

Web-Based Training (WBT) provides instruction for an application or topic. An application is simulated and the student practices fundamental processes that (s)he can apply to the actual application. Students can participate in this training at their leisure: anytime, anywhere. Distributed Learning creates the training program and then distributes it via the Logistics Information Services website. Computer-Based Training (CBT) is the same as WBT, with the exception of the delivery method. Students who cannot access the internet can request    (CAC or User I.D. and Password Required) a CD-ROM of the same program.

Instructions For Using Web-Based Training

Flash Web Player
You will need to install/enable the Adobe Flash Player on your computer to run the WBT programs. Note: Installing any web player requires that you have administrative rights to your computer. This is a link to a commercial website outside of DLA. This link is provided for convenience only and does not constitute endorsement.

Browser Focus
If, after you launch a WBT program, you switch to another application and then wish to resume the training, you may need to click inside the WBT browser window to reactivate the WBT.

Monitor (Screen) Resolution
The optimum screen resolution for displaying WBT screens is 1024 x 768 pixels.  You may need to scroll to display the entire contents of a screen if your resolution is set to a lower resolution like 800 x 600 pixels.

Continue to WBT courses (CAC or User I.D. and Password Required)

Video Tele-Conferencing, or VTC, provides live, interactive communications perfect for collaborative meetings, instructional courses, and informational presentations. Feedback between participating groups is live and real-time. A VTC is like a conference call that includes a visual element. Specific VTC equipment is required for Video Tele-Conferencing.

Request   (CAC or User I.D. and Password Required) Logistics Information Services training via VTC.

Note:  If you were directed to this page in order to attend a scheduled Webinar, please see the information below: 

  • For WebFLIS Webinars:
    • Copy and paste this WebFLIS DCS link   (CAC or User I.D. and Password Required) into your web browser.
    • Audio is done via conference line. The number and access code will be given out when the webinar starts in the chat dialogue. 
    • Course Director:  Ed Bartha
  • For FEDMALL Webinars:
    • Copy and paste this FEDMALL DCS link   (CAC or User I.D. and Password Required) into your web browser.
    • Audio is done via conference line. The number and access code will be given out when the webinar starts in the chat dialogue. 
    • Course Director:  Ronald Maloney 
  • For FED LOG Webinars:
    • Copy and paste this FED LOG DCS link   (CAC or User I.D. and Password Required) into your web browser.
    • Audio is done via conference line. The number and access code will be given out when the webinar starts in the chat dialogue. 
    • Course Director:  Don Green

It is not necessary to pre-register for these webinars.

A Web Conference, or webinar, provides live interactive communication which can be perfect for training. Feedback between students and the instructor is live and in real-time. While students and the instructor are not able to see one another, the instructor can share actual application screens that can be viewed locally by the students. Currently, audio communication is handled via telephone. The only requirements are a computer with connection to the World Wide Web (a broadband connection is preferable but not required) and a telephone.

Webinars can be highly customized events. The course and course time can be tailored to meet the needs of students. The students can participate from their desks, eliminating the need to book a classroom or travel.

Distributed Learning uses the Defense Collaboration Services (DCS) tool to host webinars. Navigate to the DCS website   (CAC or User I.D. and Password Required) to learn more about this meeting tool.

Note: All webinars are CAC enabled; ensure that the Email certificate is selected. To attend a scheduled webinar, simply double click the desired date/time and subject within the Training Calendar   (CAC or User I.D. and Password Required) for the webinar you would like to attend. Click the Web Link hyperlink at the bottom of the pop-up window and it will take you to the DCS page to attend the webinar. Once logged into DCS, the instructor for the designated course will provide the call-in number for the conference audio line. All webinar times are scheduled in Eastern Standard Time (EST).

Federal Logistics Information System (FLIS) Technical Procedures (Volumes)

This site provides the official publication of the FLIS Technical Procedures (Volumes), 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).

File Size Last Update Vol Title
315KB  06/2019 1 General and Administrative Information  
428KB 05/2020 2 Multiple Application Procedures  (MS Word)
160KB 12/2020 3 Development and Maintenance of Item Logistics Data Tools  (MS Word)
761KB 08/2020 4 Item Identification  (MS Word)
180KB 09/2020 5 Data Bank Interrogation/Search  (MS Word)
623KB 06/2020 6 Supply Management  (MS Word)
417KB 05/2011 7 Establish/Maintenance of Organization Entity and Provisioning Screening Master Address Table (content moved into Volume 5)
1.75MB 03/2017 8 Document Identifier Code (DIC) Input/Output (I/O) Formats (Fixed Length)  (MS Word)
1.38MB 04/2017 9 Document Identifier Code (DIC) Input/Output (I/O) Formats (Variable Length)  (MS Word)
1.3MB 09/2022 10 Multiple Application References/Instructions/Tables and Grids  (MS Word)
2.88MB 03 /2017 11 Edit/Validation Criteria  (MS Word)
2.26MB 07/2017 12 Data Element Dictionary  (MS Word)
900KB 09/2022 13 Material Management Decision Rule Tables  (MS Word)