The military equipment transfer information presented is provided by the Defense Logistics Agency’s LESO Public Information Page. We present “LESO Property Transferred to Participating Agencies” data, which are published quarterly.
Property falls into two categories – Controlled and Non-controlled. Controlled property always remains on the LESO property book because it still belongs to and is accountable to Department of Defense (DoD). Non-controlled property consists of common items Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) would also sell to the general public. The data represent a “snapshot in time” of Non-controlled property, which represents the majority of the transfers.
The letter codes shown in the table refer to various levels of control required before items are released from DOD control, with the letter A representing items that were “determined by the DoD to present a low risk when released out of DoD control” (such as clothing, safety gear, or tools). After one year these Non-controlled items become the property of the law enforcement agency and are removed from the LESO database, so the full value of historical Non-controlled item transfers is unknown.