Army Research Cell
Support Army Property Book Officers and the Army Logistics community with timely,
accurate creation of nonstandard line item numbers (NSLINs) and management control
numbers (MCNs) for COMSEC items and keep the NSLIN Master Catalog error free.
Continually provide quality customer support and maintain the highest professional
The Communications Security Logistics Activity (CSLA) recently established the
Research Cell for Controlled Cryptographic Items (CCI) which verifies and obtains
NSLINs and MCNs for all Army COMSEC users by utilizing the Standard Study Number-Line
Item, Number Automated Management and Integrating System (SLAMIS) web-based data mart.
The Research Cell assists users by researching and filling in data values or by
providing pick lists of valid entries where possible.
SLAMIS uses electronic coordination features that automatically send requests for
new NSLINs and MCNs to the appropriate “research cell.” Each of the seven research cells
consists of commodity or specialized organizational experts that evaluate each request,
assign data values required for each NSLIN Master Catalog record, and approve or disapprove
the request. SLAMIS automatically provides email feedback to the requester and updates the
NSLIN Master Catalog.
The Property Book Officer (PBO) reporting systems are linked to the Logistics Information
Warehouse NSLIN Master Catalog to enable PBOs world-wide to use the same NSLINs for like
items regardless of their locations.