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The U.S. Naval Supply Systems Command Security Assistance Reorganization

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A milestone was reached on the 30th of September 1996 when the U.S. Navy International Logistics Control Office NAVILCO was decommissioned and the Deputy Commander for International Programs was established within the Naval Inventory Control Point NAVICP, effective 1 October 1996. This article discusses the why and the how of the consolidation of the previous Naval Supply Systems Command NAVSUP security assistance supply support infrastructure organizations NAVSUP 07, NAVILCO, NAVICP P037, and NAVICP M102 into the NAVICP. NAVSUP is one of five U.S. Navy Systems Commands that provide for the material support and support service needs of the Navy. NAVSUP develops and issues policies and methods for the acquisition, cataloging, receipt, storage, packingpreservation, distribution, and disposal of naval material and provides supplies and services to naval units and other authorized customers. Several factors drove the need to alter the NAVSUP security assistance supply support infrastructure. One major contributor was the political strategy of down-sizing government infrastructure wherever possible. In addition to the down-sizing changes taking place, the security assistance community is projecting a decrease in revenue due to a downward trend in sales of major weapon systems despite high sales in 1991 and 1993 related to the Persian Gulf War. Establishing the NAVICP International Programs organization was a rare opportunity to streamline and unify most Navy Foreign Military Sales FMS processes within one activity. In addition to unifying security assistance organizational units, processes, and practices under a single Flag Officer, the goal was to improve each individual process to ensure Navy support for FMS is efficient and effective. Planning for the new organization focuses on five major areas Inventory Control Point Interweaving, Customer Advocacy, Process Improvement, Savings, and People.

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  • Administration and Management
  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

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