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DSCA 13-54

Memo Status : Active Notes : No SAMM changes as a result of this memo.
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DEFENSE SECURITY COOPERATION AGENCY
201 12th STREET SOUTH, STE 203
ARLINGTON, VA 22202-5408

11/12/2013

MEMORANDUM FOR :

DEPUTY UNDER SECRETARY OF THE AIR FORCE FOR INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE ARMY FOR DEFENSE EXPORTS AND COOPERATION
DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE NAVY FOR INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE CONTRACT MANAGEMENT AGENCY
DIRECTOR FOR SECURITY ASSISTANCE, DEFENSE FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING SERVICE - INDIANAPOLIS OPERATIONS
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE INFORMATION SYSTEMS AGENCY
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE LOGISTICS INFORMATION SERVICE
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE REUTILIZATION AND MARKETING SERVICE
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE THREAT REDUCTION AGENCY
DIRECTOR, NATIONAL GEOSPATIAL-INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
DEPUTY DIRECTOR FOR INFORMATION ASSURANCE, NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY
DIRECTOR, MISSILE DEFENSE AGENCY

SUBJECT :

Military Assistance Program Address Directory (MAPAD) Update Requirement and Request for Implementing Agency (IA) Collaboration, DSCA Policy 13-54

REFERENCE :

  1. Security Assistance Management Manual, DSCA 5105.38-M, Section C7.7.3
  2. Defense Logistics Manual, DLM 4000.25-8-M, Volume 6, Logistics Systems Interoperability Support Services, Chapter 3

Military Assistance Program Address Directory (MAPAD) addresses are used for the shipment of materiel and distribution of related documentation under Foreign Military Sales (FMS) and other Security Cooperation programs. Reference (a) states that the FMS Purchaser is responsible for ensuring its MAPAD addresses and Purchaser contact information are kept current. Reference (b) prescribes the standards to establish, maintain, publish, and disseminate MAPAD address data.

Correct MAPAD addresses are essential for accurate routing of cargo and documentation. MAPAD updates should be submitted, as soon as identified, to the appropriate Implementing Agency (IA) for action. It is strongly recommended that Purchasers conduct an annual review of all MAPAD addresses for accuracy, particularly Freight Forwarder and Mark-For addresses. To ensure that regular attention is focused on MAPAD address maintenance, annual Program Management Reviews (PMR)/Security Assistance Management Reviews (SAMR) should consider including a MAPAD address review on the agenda.

DSCA is seeking your assistance to immediately begin working with Purchasers to reduce the number of MAPAD addresses where possible. Additionally, we welcome your recommendations on ways to revamp the MAPAD database structure that would result in a more streamlined and useful database. The goal is a system that provides the core MAPAD functionality, but is not a cumbersome listing that requires numerous separate entries. The MAPAD objectives we need to satisfy include:

  • Contain detailed information needed to correctly route shipments to the Purchaser;

  • Capture Purchaser's contact address to send shipment status, supply, and shipment documents;

  • Maintain Purchaser's information to use on bills of lading;

  • Include the clear-text Mark-For address of the ultimate consignee (recipient) to use on shipping documents and;

  • Include the Ship-To destination address for Delivery Term Code 7, door-to-door shipments.

If you have questions, please contact Mr. Brion Midland, DSCA-STR/POL, brion.midland@dsca.mil, (703) 601-3672.

Kidd J. Manville
Acting Principal Director
Strategy

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