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DEFENSE SECURITY COOPERATION AGENCY
MEMORANDUM FOR :
Enhanced Freight Tracking System (EFTS) (DSCA Policy 08-33)
EFTS is a secure web-based application that provides in-transit visibility of Foreign Military Sales (FMS) shipments. EFTS is resident in the Security Cooperation Information Portal (SCIP) and serves as a consolidated source for FMS in-transit information. Ultimately, EFTS intends to provide visibility of the FMS distribution pipeline for all classes of supply and modes of transportation either outbound from the U.S. to the Purchaser's country or materiel returning to the U.S. or U.S. facility overseas. The attached document provides additional information on the EFTS program.
DSCA, in coordination with the Navy International Program Office, appointed the Naval Inventory Control Point (NAVICP) International Programs Directorate as the Executive Agent for EFTS. NAVICP is working with DSCA and the Implementing Agencies to inform the Security Cooperation community about EFTS. NAVICP will also work with FMS Purchasers and their freight forwarders to establish EFTS capability according to their individual needs. For those FMS Purchasers who do not use freight forwarders, NAVICP will help determine a way to provide freight tracking information - any costs associated with this effort will be funded via an FMS case.
The success of EFTS relies greatly on the participation of the FMS Purchasers and their freight forwarders. DSCA strongly encourages FMS Purchasers to enroll in EFTS to leverage the benefits of having visibility of their FMS shipments throughout the transportation chain. For questions relating to this memorandum, please contact Mr. Kidd Manville, DSCA STR/POL, at 703-604-6594 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jeffrey A. Wieringa
Vice Admiral, USN
DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE ARMY
FOR DEFENSE EXPORTS AND COOPERATION (DASA-DEC)
DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE NAVY
FOR INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS (NAVIPO)
DEPUTY UNDER SECRETARY OF THE AIR FORCE
FOR INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS (SAFIA)
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY
DIRECTOR, NATIONAL GEOSPATIAL-INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE THREAT REDUCTION AGENCY
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE REUTILIZATION AND MARKETING SERVICE
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE CONTRACT MANAGEMENT AGENCY
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE INFORMATION SYSTEMS AGENCY
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE LOGISTICS INFORMATION SERVICE
DEPUTY DIRECTOR FOR INFORMATION ASSURANCE,
NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY
DIRECTOR FOR SECURITY ASSISTANCE,
DEFENSE FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING SERVICE - INDIANAPOLIS OPERATIONS
Enhanced Freight Tracking System (EFTS)
Enhance Freight Tracking System (EFTS): EFTS is a secure web-based application that will provide end-to-end in-transit visibility of Foreign Military Sales (FMS) shipments to the Security Cooperation community. EFTS is resident in the Security Cooperation Information Portal (SCIP) and serves as a consolidated source for FMS in-transit information. Ultimately, EFTS intends to provide visibility of the FMS distribution pipeline for all classes of supply and modes of transportation either outbound from the U.S. to the Purchaser's country or materiel returning to the U.S. or U.S. facility overseas. In addition, EFTS will:
Phased Implementation of EFTS: EFTS implementation is currently planned in three phases.
Hardware and Software Requirements: Participants must be registered SCIP users with either a SCIP token or Common Access Card (CAC) to gain access to EFTS.
Cost to the FMS Purchaser: The use of a freight forwarding agent is at the discretion of the FMS Purchaser and negotiation with the agent. EFTS has been designed to incur minimal or no cost to this arrangement. Any costs will be recovered via an FMS case.
Note: EFTS participants must make subject matter experts (SMEs) and IT professionals available for a negligible period of time to prepare and test system interfaces. The EFTS Program Office will assist the FMS Purchaser and/or its freight forwarder in establishing the required interfaces.
Benefits to the Security Cooperation Community:
Points of Contact: