The Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP), headquartered in Mechanicsburg, PA, has primary responsibility for providing supply support to US Navy forces worldwide. With a worldwide civilian and military work force of more than 22,500 people, NAVSUP meets this responsibility by performing a variety of logistics services including supply operations, contracting, resale, information systems, fuel, conventional ordnance, transportation, support services, and security assistance. NAVSUP sets the policies, prescribes the procedures, and evaluates performance in each of these areas.
NAVSUP's most important responsibility is the worldwide, integrated Navy supply system, which gets the fleet what it needs, where and when it needs it. The Naval Inventory Control Point (NAVICP), along with seven Fleet and Industrial Supply Centers (FISCs) aligned under Commander, Fleet and Industrial Supply Centers, are the major activities in this system.
NAVICP exercises centralized control over more than 400,000 different line items of repair parts, components, and assemblies that keep ships, aircraft, and weapons operating, while also providing logistics and supply assistance to friendly and allied nations through the Foreign Military Sales program.
The FISCs provide a variety of logistics support services and products to Navy and other military customers in their respective regions. These products and services include material management, contracting, transportation, fuel services, customer service, hazardous materials management, household goods movement support, consolidated mail services, and supply consultation.
NAVSUP's global warfighting capability support is focused in the areas of Navy-owned spare parts and component management, waterfront support coordination, ammunition management, petroleum, and transportation support coordination, ship outfitting, and central design of supporting automated systems. NAVSUP provides support services for the management of several family-oriented support functions (the Navy Exchange and Navy Lodge management, Navy clothing and textile research, food service support, household goods support, and postal services).
NAVSUP is also one of 11 designated Navy Heads of Contracting Activities and is responsible for management and oversight of the Navy Field Contracting System, which includes 38 contracting activities and oversight of 1200 purchase card programs. In Fiscal Year 2009, these contracting activities issued...