Defense Finance
and Accounting Service
Providing payment services of the U.S. Department of Defense

System for Award Management

All Department of Defense vendors are required to register in the System for Award Management (SAM) website as the first step toward obtaining a contract. This requirement became effective in 1998 for all transactions and was supplemented by the Debt Collection Act which requires all payments for Federal contracts to be made via Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT). EFT is the preferred method of payment to ensure swift and accurate payments.
You will only be required to register once as all DFAS locations are using the EFT data in the SAM to issue payments.

Send inquiries to: CCO-CEFT-COL@dfas.mil
Page updated September 21, 2012.