Enhanced Freight Tracking System: Increased Visibility for the Future
DEFENSE SECURITY COOPERATION AGENCY WASHINGTON DC
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In 2009 the Defense Security Cooperation Agency DSCA is projecting security cooperation SC sales to exceed 33 billion. In addition to materiel coming from Department of Defense DOD stock, the U.S. Government USG is procuring from domestic and international vendors while using various modes of conveyance to transport defense articles to their final destinations. DSCA and the SC community desires a single system to provide end-to-end visibility of materiel purchased through foreign military sales FMS. Recognizing the customer service value of reliable, near real-time visibility of SC materiel moving through the transportation pipeline, DSCA designated the Naval Inventory Control Point NAVICP as the Executive Agent for the Enhanced Freight Tracking System EFTS program on October 27, 2008. DSCA has three over arching goals in developing EFTS Facilitate the tracking of SC equipment to meet security concerns e.g., misrouted shipments improve the SC communitys performance in delivering equipment and Improve overall case management through increased focus on materiel delivery EFTS is designed to increase visibility of SC shipments and consolidate tracking in a single application that is accessible via the Security Cooperation Information Portal SCIP, a password-protected web site that allows both U.S. and host nation personnel to review and input data on FMSsecurity cooperation cases. EFTS is a secure web-based shipment tracking program that does not impose unusual hardware requirements on participants. The application only requires the authorized participant to have a personal computer with an intemet web browser and SCIP access. EFTS will provide visibility of the FMS distribution pipeline for all classes of supply and modes of transportation either outbound from the U.S. to the FMS purchasers country or materiel returning to the U.S. or U.S. facility overseas.
- Administration and Management
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies