The Defense Security Cooperation Agency is responsible for
administering the Department of Defense's Excess Defense Articles
Working under authorities established in the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 and the
Arms Export Control Act, defense articles declared as excess by the Military Departments
can be offered to foreign governments or international organizations in support of U. S.
national security and foreign policy objectives. Typically, EDA is transferred to
support U. S. allies in their modernization efforts and to assist Latin American and
Caribbean nations in their counter-narcotics programs.
In the 1993 Department of Defense Appropriations Bill (Report 102-408), a requirement
was established to provide a publicly accessible clearinghouse for information concerning
the transfers of EDA. Since that time, DSCA has maintained an electronic, dial-in
bulletin board of EDA transfers approved under this program. The information has
been converted to an Internet compatible format and can now be retrieved through this
Website by clicking on the Retrieve Data link to your right.