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H6 Item Name Directory

H6 Item Name Directory Information

The H6 is the Item Name Directory that are in use for NSN assignment. It defines the names and cross references the Item Name Codes (INC) and FSC (Federal Supply Classes). It is used by both internal catalogers and outside customers and each INC provides an Item Identification Guide on how NSNs can answer characteristic data about items categorized under that specific Item Name.

The H6 Item Name Directory:

  • Defines item names
  • Cross-references them to Item Name Codes (INC) and Federal Supply Classes (FSC)

You may search  the H6 by:

  • Keyword
  • FSC
  • Federal Item Identification Guide (FIIG)
  • INC

The DD180 Item Name Collaboration Action Request (PDF Download and open in Acrobat) is available online and, upon completion, can be e-mailed to us at

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DLA's use of Adobe Acrobat does not constitute endorsement.

The H6 system contains:

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