Officials seek ways to get excess items to partners faster, more efficiently

By Kim CapehartMarch 6, 2023

Army Materiel Command Security Enterprise personnel from U.S. Army Security Assistance Command and Army Sustainment Command met March 1-2 at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, to develop a comprehensive approach for expediting the divestiture of Excess Defense Articles (EDA) to #alliesANDpartners.  From left, Angela Zickwik, Director Mike McDowell and Kimberly Kampner of ASC’s Lead Materiel Integrator, and DeMarco Bean, Arin Wilson and Gerald Perry of #USASAC’s EDA Division, develop plans for AMC to implement that will benefit both the Materiel Enterprise and the Security Assistance Enterprise.  The quick divestiture of EDA, or items no longer in Army inventory, is critical to Army modernization efforts and cost avoidance; increasing the speed and efficiency of divestiture can also reduce funding needed for transportation, storage, destruction and refurbishment when unused equipment is retained for long periods of time. This effort will expedite equipment to allies and partners through #ForeignMilitarySales' EDA program, building partner capacity and enhancing interoperability and readiness.
Army Materiel Command Security Enterprise personnel from U.S. Army Security Assistance Command and Army Sustainment Command met March 1-2 at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, to develop a comprehensive approach for expediting the divestiture of Excess Defense Articles (EDA) to #alliesANDpartners. From left, Angela Zickwik, Director Mike McDowell and Kimberly Kampner of ASC’s Lead Materiel Integrator, and DeMarco Bean, Arin Wilson and Gerald Perry of #USASAC’s EDA Division, develop plans for AMC to implement that will benefit both the Materiel Enterprise and the Security Assistance Enterprise. The quick divestiture of EDA, or items no longer in Army inventory, is critical to Army modernization efforts and cost avoidance; increasing the speed and efficiency of divestiture can also reduce funding needed for transportation, storage, destruction and refurbishment when unused equipment is retained for long periods of time. This effort will expedite equipment to allies and partners through #ForeignMilitarySales' EDA program, building partner capacity and enhancing interoperability and readiness. (Photo Credit: Kim Capehart) VIEW ORIGINAL

Army Materiel Command Security Enterprise personnel from U.S. Army Security Assistance Command and Army Sustainment Command met March 1-2 at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, to develop a comprehensive approach for expediting the divestiture of Excess Defense Articles (EDA) to #alliesANDpartners. From left, Angela Zickwik, Director Mike McDowell and Kimberly Kampner of ASC’s Lead Materiel Integrator, and DeMarco Bean, Arin Wilson and Gerald Perry of #USASAC’s EDA Division, develop plans for AMC to implement that will benefit both the Materiel Enterprise and the Security Assistance Enterprise. The quick divestiture of EDA, or items no longer in Army inventory, is critical to Army modernization efforts and cost avoidance; increasing the speed and efficiency of divestiture can also reduce funding needed for transportation, storage, destruction and refurbishment when unused equipment is retained for long periods of time. This effort will expedite equipment to allies and partners through #ForeignMilitarySales' EDA program, building partner capacity and enhancing interoperability and readiness.