From: OCriugninnainl ghamM,e ssaMgaer k (HQ DLA)
Sent: Tuesday, March 17, 2009 6:13 PM
Cc: Glover, Rebecca (HQ DLA)
Subject: FW: Small Arms Cartridge Cases
We received your March 17, 2009, letter on the recent reclassification
of small arms cartridges. Please advise whether the information
provided below will suffice in lieu of a written response which will
contain the same information.
The Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS), a field
activity of the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), is the Department of
Defense (DOD) activity responsible for the disposition of excess and
surplus DOD Property.
The primary focus of the DRMS mission is to protect national security
by ensuring property is properly identified for reutilization and
disposition and not released for public sale when to do so would
jeopardize national security.
During the past two years, DRMS revised its processes to further ensure
only appropriate items were made available for public sale. To
strengthen current controls and to mitigate future security risk, the
DOD issued policy that prohibits the sale of military unique items
controlled by the Department of State through its Munitions List.
Small arms cartridge cases are identified as a sensitive Munitions List
item and were held pending review of the policy relating to the
category of items in which cartridge cases were included. Upon review,
the Defense Logistics Agency has determined the cartridge cases could
be appropriately placed in a category of government property allowing
for their release for sale.
The DRMS sales contractor has been notified of this decision and has
begun the process of reoffering the cases that have been held pending
completion of the policy review. As was previously required, buyers
who purchase cartridge cases from the government must be approved to do
so under Trade Security Controls.
Defense Logistics Agency