C | Technical Definitions
Cage Designator Code
A one position alphanumeric or special character code which specifies that one or more conditions apply to an organization or corporate complex structure.
A thirty-six position alpha field that indicates the city portion of a mailing address.
Cleaning And Drying Procedure Code
A one position alphanumeric code that defines the procedure for removing soil/foreign matter from parts, and the procedures to accomplish the subsequent drying of the cleaned part item. In accordance with DOD 4100.39-m, volume 10, table 182 and MIL-STD-2073-1E, appendix j, table j.ii.
A clear text field for commercial and government entity (CAGE) code notes.
Cognizance (COG) Code
A two position alphanumeric prefix code to the national stock number (NSN) of a line item of supply, which identifies the inventory manager (IM) and inventory control point (ICP). In accordance with navsup p-485, volume ii, appendix 18, part B and DOD 4100.39-m, volume 10, table 62.
Combat Essentiality Code (CEC)
A one position numeric code to establish that an end item is essential to the operational readiness of a weapon system or the conduct of a military mission, or that a functional part contributes to the tactical and essential operations of an end item component or assembly, and its failure would render the end item inoperable or INC apable of fulfilling its mission, or that a repair or secondary depot repairable component is required for the safety and health of personnel, or is required by state or local laws. In accordance with DOD 4100.39-m, volume 10, table 72.
Commercial And Government Entity (CAGE) Code
A five position alphanumeric code assigned to companies which either fabricate items of production and/or have design control of items procured by the federal government. The first and fifth positions will be numeric with the second, third, and fourth positions being alpha or numeric, excluding alpha I and o. If the CAGE is NATO (NCAGE) the first and/or fifth positions will be an alpha. The NCAGE prefix (first position) and suffix (fifth position) character(s) designate a specific country or codification bureau (see FLIS procedures manual, volume 10, table 131).
A thirty-six position alphanumeric and special character field that indicates the supplier name.
A one position numeric code that is used to differentiate how a particular item name should be used.
A one position numeric code that denotes the restrictions for classifying approved item names (AIN).
Container National Stock Number (NSN)
A thirteen position numeric field that identifies the NSN assigned to a long-life reusable container. In accordance with DOD 4100.39-m, volume 10, table 182 and MIL-STD-2073-1E, appendix e, table e.iv.
Contract Administration Office (CAO)
A six position alphanumeric Department of Defense activity address code (DODAAC). Codes can be found on the defense automatic addressing system center (DAASC) inquiry system. In accordance with DOD 4100.39-m, volume 10, table 133.
Controlled Inventory Item Code (CIIC)
A one position alphanumeric code that indicates the security classification and/or security risk or pilferage controls for storage and transportation of Department of Defense (DOD) assets. In accordance with navsup p-485, volume ii, appendix 9, part d; DA PAM 708-2, table 3-9; and DOD 4100.39-m, volume 10, table 61.
A thirty-six position alphanumeric and special character field that indicates the country portion of the address.
A one position alpha code that indicates an item is technically critical by tolerance, fit, application, nuclear hardness properties, or other characteristics. In accordance with DA PAM 708-2, table 3-10 and DOD 4100.39-m, volume 10, table 181.
Cushioning And Dunnage Material Code
A two position alphanumeric code that identifies the resilient material or devices used to absorb and dissipate energy from shock and vibration to adequately protect the contents and packaging components from physical damage during handling, shipment, and storage. In accordance with DOD 4100.39-m, volume 10, table 182 and MIL-STD-2073-1E, appendix j, table j.v.