HAWKEYE SERVICES

End Use Monitoring for Defense Articles

Introduction

Hawkeye Tracking provides subject matter expertise to the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) in assessing and improving the accountability for in transit visibility, transfer, and ongoing inventory reporting, associated with select defense articled requiring End Use Monitoring.

Approach

Hawkeye Tracking, using it deep experience in foreign military sales, direct commercial sales, asset tracking, serial number and Unique Item Identifier (UII) management, process improvement, in transit visibility, and the systems that support these efforts, combined these areas of expertise to identify both a process flow and process responsibility approach to identifying gaps and solutions. The assessment started with gap assumptions, those gaps in visibility, policy, procedure, or governance, that caused poor performance.  These gaps were subsequently confirmed, refined, and expanded upon.

The process flow was the foundation of the project plan to improve the tracking of material from time of shipment from the source to final destination, including, commercial sources, government sources, country managed transportation using Freight Forwarders, US Government managed transportation using the Defense Transportation System, in route staging and management of inventories, title transfer associated with Building Partner Capacity transactions, delivery reporting, and End Use Monitoring inventory reporting in both hostile and benign environments.

Progress

Some of the highlights of Hawkeye Tracking’s assistance to DSCA has led to:

  • Implementing improvements in sharing of data within their own user communities
  • Transition from serial number to UII tracking
  • Draft policy for managing EUM moving through Freight Forwarders
  • Draft policy to enable all transportation users to recognize End Use Monitoring shipments using existing shipping documentation and labeling
  • Improvements in Wide Area Workflow (WAWF) to improve recognition, designation, and capture of all security cooperation shipments from commercial sources with the Enhanced Freight Tracking System
  • Improved capture of serial numbers within the current parameters established by the existing US Government regulation and policy
  • Leveraging Defense Automated Addressing System (DAAS) transaction distribution to capture serial numbers and improve visibility of Small Arms/Light Weapons shipments and provided reporting redundancy of sources for in transit visibility tracking
  • Develop a scalable and deployable approach to improved management of BPC items staged in theater
  • Recommendation of process changes, that enable in theater in transit visibility within existing systems, policy, and procedure
  • Demonstrated proof of concept of end use monitoring inventory capability using HawkTrack, leveraging technology and equipment barcoded markings, in both hostile and benign environments