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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I find my CAGE code?

A: Enter your company name into the search box above and click 'SEARCH'.

Q: Our company name and/or address has changed. How do I update our listing?

A: You will need to update your information with the DLA, at this webpage, and send the change to us via our contact form.

Q: I don't have a CAGE code. Where do I get one?

A: If you are doing business with the U.S. Government to include contracts and grants, you must register at SAM. During this process you will be assigned a new CAGE Code if one doesn't already exist. Or, if you have an existing CAGE Code your information will be updated. If you are NOT doing business with the U.S. Government but require a CAGE Code to be assigned to support any Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation (DFAR) requirement you may Request or Update your CAGE Code. NOTE: We,, are simply a database that holds CAGE codes. We do not register CAGE codes nor assign them. You will have to navigate to the DLA's site.

Q: I have a large list of CAGE codes that I need converted to Company Names?

A: We can convert your large lists of CAGE codes and/or NSN's. Navigate to our Contact Us Page and fill out the contact form. We will respond to you as soon as possible.

Q: How can we advertise to your users?

A: We have thousands of visitors access the site daily. From federal employees at Air Force, Navy, Army, and Marine bases to Defense contractors large companies like Boeing, Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, etc.. to small businesses that provide IT services, military parts distribution and manufacturering, construction services, etc.. Navigate to our Contact Us Page and fill out the contact form. We will respond to you as soon as possible.

Q: What is a CAGE Code?

A: A CAGE Code is a five character alpha-numeric identifier assigned to entities located in the United States and its' territories. The DLA CAGE Program Office is the only activity authorized for assignment or update of a CAGE code. You can access their website here.

Q: What is a North Atlantic Treaty Organization Commercial and Government Entity (NCAGE) Code?

A: An NCAGE is a five-character alpha-numeric identifier assigned to entities located OUTSIDE of the U.S. and its' territories. Based on the location of the entity, NSPA will either assign/update or route to the applicable National Codification Bureau for assign/update action.

Q: Why do I need a CAGE Code?

A: The CAGE Code is used to support a variety of procurement and acquisition processes throughout the U.S. Government.

Q: How do I get a NCAGE Code?

A: All entities located outside of the U.S. and its' Territories and require an NCAGE be assigned or update information will be submitted at NSPA. AFTER you receive your NCAGE, AND you are doing business with the U.S. Government to include contracts and grants, you MUST register through Dun and Bradstreet, and then register in SAM.

Q: Do I need to register in SAM?

A: Yes, if you will be receiving contracts or grants from the U.S. Government you MUST register at SAM.

Q: Who assigns and maintains CAGE Codes?

A: The DLA CAGE Program Office is the only authorized source for U.S. CAGE Codes. NOTE: We,, is simply a website that allows for the free searching of CAGE codes and NSN numbers. We are independent of the DLA CAGE Program Office. Feel free to send us requests to update your information on our website via our contact form.

Q: Who assigns and maintains NCAGE Codes?

A: All requests for NCAGE codes will be submitted at NSPA. NSPA will route the request, based upon the physical location of the NON-U.S. entity. Assignment and maintenance of an NCAGE is the responsibility of the NCB if they are (NATO) and Tier II Nations. Scroll to the Annex - Points of Contacts (POC) for NCAGE Matters to identify all NATO and Tier II Nations. All other entities located OUTSIDE the United States, NATO, and the Tier II Nations, will be assigned and maintained by the NSPA.

What is a CAGE code?

A CAGE code is a five digit alpha numeric identifier which is assigned to suppliers of various Governmental agencies. Basically, if your company or entity wants to do business with the Government, you must have a CAGE code. CAGE codes are also used internationally under the NATO Codification System (NCS) and are referred to as NCAGE Codes.

CAGE codes are used in many functions of Government agencies. They can be assigned to a National Stocking Number (NSN), which is another term for "part number", and thus helpful for Government buyers when sourcing supplies, parts, services, etc.. They can also be used by Contractors when bidding Government Solicitations. The Government requires that the true manufacturer name be disclosed in the Contractors' bid submission. The Contractor navigates to our site, enters the Manufacturer name into our Search, and the matching CAGE code is output. This CAGE code is then entered into the Contractors' bid submission.

If you do not have a CAGE code, you can navigate to the DLA's website to request a CAGE code.

Request CAGE Code

If you need to update your CAGE code, navigate to this portion of the DLA's website.

Update CAGE Code

What do the STATUS_CODE's mean?

The STATUS_CODE field is a one position alpha code that identifies the status condition of a Company.


  • A = Company is currently in operation.

  • C = Use the CAGE code indicated. Do not use for cataloging purposes.

  • E = The Company is shown as debarred, suspended, or proposed for debarment as indicated on the GSA list of parties excluded from Procurement Programs. Note: This data was published August of 2015. So it is possible that a company is no longer STATUS_CODE 'E'.

  • F = Obsolete Record. Location of the Company is unknown.

  • H = Obsolete Record. The Company has been discontinued and/or the CAGE no longer required.

  • J = Identifies that the item of production recorded in the Federal/NATO supply system is designed to certain industry wide specification standards.

  • K = Identifies that the item is produced or meets Government designed specification standards.

  • M = Identifies that the CAGE code is referenced to a special numbering system developed by the Government and used in conjunction wiht the identification of cataloging data in the Federal/NATO supply system.

  • N = Cancelled without replacement record. Company is defunct and/or CAGE code is no longer required.

  • P = Cancelled without replacement record. Location of company is unknown.

  • R = Cancelled WITH replacement record. Company discontinued and/or acquired or merged by successor.

  • T = Identifies a joint venture, where two companies are in a 50/50 partnership.

  • U = Identifies that the company is a Manufacturer Representative and represents various companies for various reasons. The company or companies being represented usually have their own specific CAGE code assigned.

  • W = Identifies an individual employed by a company where that individual performs contracted work using company name separate from the company location.

  • Y = Identifies that a CAGE code is assigned to a Company that is still in operation, however no longer wishes to be considered for contracting or sells it's products only through distributors.

  • What do the TYPE_CODE's mean?

    The TYPE_CODE field is a one position alpha code that identifies whether the CAGE Code entity is a U.S. or a NATO Manufacturer or Non-Manufacturer.


  • A = U.S. or Canadian Manufacturer.

  • C = Civilian Standards or Standards Organization.

  • E = NATO or other Foreign Organization Manufacturer.

  • F = Non-Manufacturer (ex. Distributor).

  • G = Service Provider. An Entity that provides intangible services.

  • H = Government Departments or Units, including Military Organizations.

  • I = NATO allocated special Codes.

  • M = Military Standards and Standards Organizations.

  • Disclaimer: The data provided above was published as of August 2015. Therefore some of these Companies may no longer be in business, Suspended, Debarred (ineligible for receipt of government contracts), and/or currently Proposed for Debarment Action. The information could also list a Company as any of the above conditions for which it might no longer be.

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    We promise to do our very best to maintain the most accurate data. Please navigate to our contact form, located on our Contact Us page, if you discover any incorrect data.