WebFLIS: Web Federal Logistics Information Service

WEBFLIS® is a recent trademark by the US Defense Logistics Agency for their Official Non-Public WEBFLIS® Search Service located at WEBFLIS®. WEBFLIS® is used here to describe the DLA's Official Service and to provide comparison to other Public services and historical WEBFLISs.

The acronym WEBFLIS is known to have been used Commercially since 1992 and by Governments since 2001. While a Trademark was filed by the US Government in 2021 for the word mark, the trademark has no acquired distinctiveness to the US Government.



Search for NATO Stock like WEBFLIS

WebFLIS Help WebFLIS® Help

WebFlis® is the webflis® NSN Search Service provided online via web by the Defense Logistics Information Service (DLIS) which is part of the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) of the US Government's Department of Defense (DOD). The Official WebFLIS® search service is not public and access is restricted to DLA, Military Services, and United States Government Sponsored Contractors doing business with the US Government.

WebFLIS Restricted WebFLIS® Restricted

Web Fliss is now a Restricted Service from the US Government (since June 17th, 2015), but there are other access methods to search the NATO Logistics Database which are Unrestricted and do not provide access to sensitive and classified information.

WebFLIS Unrestricted PUBLOG - WebFLIS® Unrestricted

Since the conversion of WebFLIS® to a Restricted Service, an alternate method of access to FLIS has been launched, a downloadable tool called PUBLOG available from DLIS.


The Federal Logistics Database (FEDLOG), is a data set published by the US Government's Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) monthly online and on CD-ROM and DVD. It can be used by engineering, technical research, provisioning, procurement/contracting, supply, cataloging, maintenance, distribution, storage, transportation, quality assurance and disposal personnel to retrieve management, part/reference number, supplier, Commercial And Government Entity (CAGE) , freight, Interchangeability and Substitutability (I&S) and characteristics information recorded against National Stock Numbers (NSNs). FED LOG also provides service unique data for additional search capabilities.

FLIS Statistics FLIS Statistics

The NATO Logistics Database which includes FLIS contains more than 33 Million active and non-active NATO Stock Numbers, Characteristic Data on more than 6 Million NSN Items, Technical Data Packages for 7+ Million Parts and 3+ Million CAGE Codes.

WebFLIS Agencies WebFLIS® Agencies

Every Federal Agency in the USA has access to the Web Federal Logistics Information Database (NSN search WEBFLIS) and can use it to manage their procurement and supply chain. The largest users by far are the US Army, WebFLIS® Army, US Air Force, WebFLIS® USAF, US Navy, WebLIS® Navy and the US Marine Corps, WebFLIS® USMC. Other prominent users include the FAA, States, National Security Agency (NSA), Embassies and Commissaries.

WEBFLIS Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) WEBFLIS Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is WEBFLIS used for?
WebFLIS search provides essential information about supply items (military nsn database) including the National Stock Number, the item name, manufacturers and suppliers (including part numbers), through a web interface connected to the DLA's FLIS data. This information will be primarily used by the DLA, military services, and United States Government sponsored contractors doing business with the US Government.
What does WEBFLIS mean?
WEBFLIS means Web Federal Logistics Information System. The WEBFLIS Product is an online database of Federal Logistics Data. WebFlis is the Web Logistics Information System published by the Defense Logistics Information Service (DLIS).
How do I access WebFLIS?
Access to the WebFLIS application is role based and each user must register through the US Department of Defence's Account Management and Provisioning System (AMPS).
What is WEBFLIS Lite?
WEBFLIS Lite is a confusion with FEDLOG Lite and is not a real data product. FEDLOG Lite is FEDLOG without classified data.
Where did WEBFLIS go?
WEBFLIS is no longer publically accessible. WEBFLIS login now requires a CAC card.
Is WEBFLIS Unique?
No, the acronym WEBFLIS has been used for multiple Commercial and Government systems since 1998.
How often is WebFLIS updated?
The FLIS system is updated multiple times a day and WebFLIS accesses the FLIS Database in near Real-Time making WebFLIS information more current than what might be found on commercial websites, PUBLOG installations and FEDLOG installations.
What is DoDAAC in the Navy?
The Department of Defense Activity Address Code (DoDAAC) is a six-position code that uniquely identifies a unit, activity, or organization that has the authority to requisition, contract for, receive, have custody of, issue, or ship government-owned assets, or fund/pay bills for materials and/or services.
What is the FLIS Database?
WebFLIS or FLIS data is the Defense Logistic Agency's (DLA) searchable database on supply items for all branches of the military and government. WebFLIS includes detailed information such as the National Stock Number or NSN of an item, the items name, manufacturer and supplier.
What is a DoDAAC number?
The Department of Defense Activity Address Code (DoDAAC) is a six-position code that uniquely identifies a unit, activity, or organization that has the authority to requisition, contract for, receive, have custody of, issue, or ship government-owned assets; or fund/pay bills for materials and/or services.
How do I get a NSN assigned?
It starts with a Warfighter need for an item which generates an order. The order is typically submitted using a manufacturer's reference number on a DD Form 1348-6, through the DOD Component supply system. It is at the discretion of the DOD Component to determine the need for webflis NSN assignment.
How do I get a FedMall account?
Visit the Supplier Portal at FedMall Suppliers Portal. Click the “Enter Supplier Portal” button. Read and accept the standard notice and consent. Select your certificate and enter your pin, if prompted.
How do I become a vendor on FedMall?
To become a FedMall Supplier, you must have a long term federal contract that FedMall is able to support.

Examples of long term contracts may include:
  • Long Term Agreements (LTA)
  • Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPA)
  • General Service Administration's (GSA) Federal Supply Schedule Contract
  • DLA's Schedule contract program
How do I sell on FedMall?
Step 1: GSA vendor registration. To start selling your products and/or services on FedMall you must be properly registered.
Step 2: Prepare to sell on FedMall. After all prerequisites are met you can register at FedMall Supplier Portal.
Step 3: Sell on FedMall.
Is DODAAC same as CAGE Code?
DoDAAC data identifies the purposes for which a contractor has the code. CAGE just identifies the contractor.
Fed Log Search
Fed Log Search
WEBFLIS Alternate References Alternate References:

FEDLOG Download, FedLog Catalog, FedLog WebFLIS, NSN Price Lookup, DLA FEDLOG Online, DOD eMall FedLog, FEDLOG Link, WebFLIS Download.

WEBFLIS Further Reading Further Reading:
Wikipedia - National Stock Number
FED Log® - Defense Logistics Agency
UK National Codification Bureau
United States Department of Defense
FedLog NSN Search
PUB LOG - Defense Logistics Agency
WEBFLIS Further Reading WebFlis Trademark

On July 16, 2021, a trademark application was filed for WEBFLIS with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) by the Defense Logistics Agency. The USPTO has given the WEBFLIS trademark a serial number of 90832527. The trademark was registered as of August 30, 2022. The WEBFLIS trademark is filed in the Advertising, Business and Retail Services and Computer & Software Services & Scientific Services. WebFlis provides an on-line searchable database featuring product and supply information of items of the U.S. Department of Defense and government, used by the U.S. Government, its NATO allies, and sponsored contractors doing business with the U.S. Government. WebFlis provides online non-downloadable software for accessing the U.S. Department of Defense and government catalog of supply items, which features part numbers, part histories, and manufacturer and supplier data, managed by the Defense Logistics Agency, and used by the U.S. Government, its NATO allies, and sponsored contractors

What WebFLIS Does What WebFLIS® does

The WebFLIS® service from the Federal Logistics Information Service (FLIS) of the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) is an online search system for several public segments of the USA Federal Logistics Database for codified supplies that are represented by a permanent National Stock Number (NSN).

NSN Lookup provides free WebFLIS® Search by

  • Part Number
  • National Stock Number (NSN)
  • NIIN
  • Commercial And Government Entity (CAGE) Code
  • Keywords
  • Characteristics
  • Parameters

WebFLIS® Terminology

Web FLIS is known by other terms as well including NSN Search, NSN Lookup, Assist Quick Search, FEDLOG Online, WebFLIS® Public Search, WebFLIS® DLA, WebFLIS® Navy, WebFLIS® Army, WebFLIS® USMC and WebFLI. The formal and correct term is WebFLIS® which stands for Web Access to the Federal Logistics Information Service. Dates stored in the FEDLOG Database are Julian Date format (DDYYY).

How do I get access to WebFLIS?

For DLA WebFLIS questions and assistance, the DLA Customer Interaction Center (CIC) is your “One Call Resolution” point of contact for all logistics issues related to DLA, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including government holidays.

Toll Free: 1-877-DLA-CALL (1-877-352-2255)
DSN CONUS/OCONUS: 877-352-2255
For dialing questions, contact your local switch operator or email our Support Office at dlacicsupport@dla.mil with your full DSN number and prefix.
Commercial: 269-704-7921
Fax: 269-704-7930
Email: dlacontactcenter@dla.mil

WebFLIS Data Segments WebFLIS® Data Segments

Segment AIdentification Data
Segment BMOE Rule Coded Data
Segment CReference / Part Number Data
Segment DPhrase Data
Segment EStandardization Data
Segment GFreight Data
Segment HManagement Data
Segment KCancellation Data
Segment MDecoded Characteristics Data
Segment VCoded Characteristics Data
Segment WPackaging Data
DLA changed WebFLIS DLA changed WebFLIS® In June 2015

New WEBFLIS® is Here! Originally scheduled for June 2014, and then November, 2014, the changes to WebFLIS® were finally effected as of June 17th, 2015

The WebFLIS Change The WebFLIS® Change affects users as follows:

Users of Public WebFLIS® will no longer be able to access FLIS information via WebFLIS® and instead will have to request Public data using the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) or by visiting the FOIA Reading Room via a searchable product called PUB LOG FLIS Search. The DLA has provided a link to PUB LOG FLIS Search and instructions now that it is available so users can use this method following this transition of Public WebFLIS®.

While this change affects public users of WebFLIS®, official users will enjoy new features and benefits of WebFLIS® once they have been granted access through AMPS.

From now on, WebFlis® will only be accessible by controlled access such as Common Access Card (CAC) or External Certificate Authority (ECA). Current registered users will need to register/obtain roles through the Access Management and Provisioning System (AMPS)."

The future source for public Federal Logistics Information System (FLIS) data is the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) reading room via an application called Public Logistics (PUB LOG) FLIS Search . PUB LOG FLIS search is now available at this site. Instructions for use of PUB LOG FLIS Search are provided in the FOIA reading room. We encourage non-CAC customers to access and utilize the PUBLOG FLIS Search and provide feedback.

Public users who developed an automated process to query and download multiple items of supply from Public WebFLIS® will not be able to retain this type of capability with PUB LOG FLIS Search. Since customers will be required to input a Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart (CAPTCHA) when using PUBLOG FLIS Search, automated search processes will be restricted. When using PUB LOG FLIS Search, the customer can view or download National Stock Numbers (NSNs), National Item Identification Numbers (NIINs), or a limited number of multiple part numbers within a single query.

Authorized-DOD and DOD-Sponsored customers, who require larger volumes of information on a reoccurring basis, can obtain the information via a service from the FLIS Portfolio Data Warehouse. This is not intended for a one-time pull of data. This requires a system-to-system web service connection and data is delivered in XML format.

The History of the WEBFLIS and FLIS Acronyms The History of the WEBFLIS and FLIS Acronyms

The acronym WEBFLIS has been used Commercially since 1992 and by Governments since 2001. While a Trademark was filed by the US Government in 2021 for the word mark, the trademark has no acquired distinctiveness to the US Government. The abridged known history of WEBFLIS is chronicled here.

1998 - WEBFLIS First Commercial Use Online
The term WEBFLIS was created in 1998 in the UK by Now! Components Ltd as an acronym for 'Webful Logistics and Inventory Service' used for marketing Commercial and Military Electronic Components. Now! Components was awarded runner-up in the 1999 Innovator of the Year Awards by the UK Government's Department of Trade and Industry at the London Hilton by (now) King Charles for the WEBFLIS System. The WEBFLIS system received multiple accolades and wide industry press coverage at the time for being the first online marketplace for Electronic Components especially for Military Electronics. It was touted as the end of travelling salesmen and quickly became a globally used platform for companies and governments.
1999 - WEBFLIS For National Stock Numbers
In 1999, NSN Lookup (a development of Now! Components) launched its WEBFLIS System for National Stock Numbers at https://www.nsnlookup.com.
2000 - USBid purchased Now! Components for its WEBFLIS System for Electronic Components and integrated it into the USBid Exchange.
In 2000, USBid Inc of Florida, USA purchased Now! Components for the WEBFLIS System technology which was integrated into its online B2B Marketplace.
2001 - ISO Components launches WEBFLIS for Electronic Components
In January 2001, ISO Components launched its WEBFLIS platform for Electronic Components including NATO Stock Numbers with datasheets and technical characteristics.
2001 - US Defense Logistics Agency WEBFLIS Launched
In July 2001, the US DLA launched a logistics data service named "Web FLIS" for National Stock Number products. While the naming may have been coincidental, by this time many tens of thousands of US Federal Government and NATO Member Employees were using the USBid and NSN Lookup WEBFLIS Services daily.
2003 - ISO Parts launches WEBFLIS for all Government Supplies
In 2003, ISO Parts, a development of ISO Components, launches an online catalog of all NATO Stock Numbers giving public access to supply item names, reference numbers, manufacturers, suppliers and pricing called WEBFLIS.
2003 - ISO Group is created to merge ISO Parts and ISO Components
In 2003, ISO Group was formed to merge the marketplaces and databases of ISO Parts and ISO Components into one umbrella WEBFLIS system.
2010 - NSN Center launches the next generation WEBFLIS
In 2010, NSN Center was formed to provide a next generation WEBFLIS experience using the latest technologies. Immediately successful, NSN Center developed a certified distribution network and performed fulfillment globally including providing government services and staffing.
2010 - US DLA Web FLIS becomes WebFLIS
In 2010, the DLA renamed their web service Web FLIS to WebFLIS.
2014 - US DLA WebFLIS becomes WEBFLIS
In 2014, the DLA renamed their web service WebFLIS to WEBFLIS and announce that WEBFLIS will soon be unavailable to the public.
2015 - US DLA Removes Public Access to WEBFLIS
In 2015, the DLA introduced restrictions to the public use of WEBFLIS and implemented a secure CAC Card Login process to access the data. This led to a number of commercial companies launching replacement services replicating the function of the DLA WEBFLIS service.
2018 - Black Squirrel WEBFLIS.net
In 2018, the Loch Harbour Group filed a trademark application under serial number 88239335 for the word mark "BLACK SQUIRREL WEBFLIS.NET". The trademark was intended to name their WEBFLIS system which they had developed for commercial use.
2021 - US DLA Trademarks WEBFLIS
In 2021, the US DLA, under serial number 90832527, filed for the word mark "WEBFLIS" with the US Patent and Trademark Office. The stated purpose of WEBFLIS was "Providing information on Department of Defense parts, supply items, and their part numbers, as well as manufacturer and supplier data used by the U.S. Government and its NATO allies via a web-based software catalog that is managed by the Defense Logistics Agency". The trademark was granted, but the application erroneously stated that the First Use Anywhere and the First Commercial Use was in 2001, therefore not recognizing the previous commercial works and trademark applications that had used WEBFLIS. The DLA did not research industrial history before this filing and since has been in a position of trying to protect a trademark which had been in global commercial use for over 23 years before the trademark filing.

In between the dates in this history, many companies have published and marketed WEBFLIS Tools both online and as offline software packages. Large companies such as Integrated Logistics Systems (ILS) which was once part of the Boeing Corporation and Information Handling Services (IHS) have a history of more than 20 years marketing their WEBFLIS and FEDLOG Capabilities. Smaller companies including Niinja, WBParts, PartTarget, AeroBase, NSN-Now and PartsBase continue to provide DLA WEBFLIS alternative services.

FLIS was always a trans-literated Japanese word and a long-time global acronym. It can be seen as early as 1989 as a trademarked Japanese Fragrance Brand and a system for the supply of government items to the Japanese Government. An office supply company in Japan first used the term WEBFLIS in dual language (Japanese and English) as the name of their online supply database for the Japanese Government in 1992. The Indonesian Government circulated CD-ROMS named WEB/FLIS as early as 1992 to potential vendors for their government procurement tenders. But our favorite was the "Not-Another-WEBFLIS" CD-ROMS circulated (maybe unofficially) by European NATO Governments from 2004 to around 2010 as a humorous protest to NATO Headquarters trying to charge vendors for access to the data through a for-profit publisher.