which transactions may be considered relevant
for processing or correction.
MAINTENANCE CODE Two-position codes used
in Source, Maintenance and Recoverability
(SM&R) codes, with the first position indicating
the lowest maintenance level authorized to
remove, replace, and use the support item. The
second position indicates the maintenance level
with the capability to perform complete repair.
MATCHED SET A group of two or more separate
components functioning together in a single
system. These components are normally re-
moved, repaired, checked, adjusted, calibrated,
and installed together.
MATERIAL OBLIGATION Unfilled quantity of a
requisition that is not immediately available for
issue, but is recorded by the inventory manager
or stock point as a commitment for future issue.
MATERIAL OBLIGATION VALIDATION (MOV)
A system used to verify the unfilled quantity of
a requisition that is not immediately available
for issue to the requisitioner, but is recorded as
a commitment against existing or prospective
stock due or direct deliveries from vendors.
MILITARY ORDINARY MAIL (MOM) A special
procedure approved by the U.S. Postal Service
for providing air transportation of official
standard mail B at a rate considerably cheaper
than for priority mail. It may also be used for
official periodicals and standard mail 4 if
considered essential to timely delivery.
MISSING, LOST, STOLEN, OR RECOVERED
(M-L-S-R) Government Property-A program
that requires the reporting of missing, lost,
stolen, or recovered government material.
MISSION ESSENTIAL SUBSYSTEM MATRICES
(MESM) The list of equipment system/
subsystem published in OPNAVINST 5442.4
that must be on board and in working order
before an aircraft can qualify as mission ready.
NATIONAL CODIFICATION BUREAU (NCB)
CODE A two-digit code included in the fifth
and sixth digits of a national stock number
(NSN) or a NATO stock number. In an NSN,
it identifies the United States as the country that
assigned the stock number. In a NATO stock
number, it identifies the NATO country that
assigned the stock number or indicates that the
stock number is used by two or more countries.
NAVAL AVIATION LOGISTICS COMMAND
MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM
(NALCOMIS) An online, interactive computer
system designed to collect, store, process, and
distribute data in a timely and accurate manner.
NAVAL INVENTORY CONTROL POINT (NAV-
ICP) This includes the NAVICP Philadelphia
(formerly ASO) and NAVICP Mechanicsburg
NAVY ITEM CONTROL NUMBER (NICN) Items
of material not included in the Federal Catalog
System, but stocked or monitored in the Navy
NICNs are 13-character iden-
tification numbers assigned by NAVICPs or
other Navy item managers for permanent or
temporary control of selected non-NSN items
under their cognizance.
NET UNIT PRICE Price charged for a DLR when
the carcass is turned in. Net unit price includes
repair cost, replacement cost when item is BCM,
and a surcharge.
NEXT HIGHER ASSEMBLY Refers to the next
higher assembly, on or with which, an item is
used as a subassembly, part, attachment, or
NODE A DLR collection, consolidation, and trans-
shipment point (does not perform validation
of part number/drawing to NSN). It may be
operated by a freight agent (civilian contractor)
or government personnel.
NON-TRANSACTION ITEM REPORTING (TIR)
ACTIVITY An activity that makes monthly or
quarterly asset summary reports to the NAVICP
rather than daily transaction reports.
OPERATING SITE Any activity, either afloat or
ashore, authorized to stock repairable items in
a retail level (consumer or intermediate)
OPERATING TARGET (OPTAR) An estimate of
the money required by an operating ship, staff,