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DFAS changes Web site address

ARLINGTON, Va.(Army News Service, March 2, 2005) - The Defense Finance and Accounting Service public Web site has changed from (http://www.dfas.mil) to http://www.dod.mil/dfas as of March 1.

Webmasters who link to the site or pages within the site should review their links and update them accordingly. The current site at http://www.dfas.mil will remain available to March 31. After that date, users will be redirected to the root level of the new site at http://www.dod.mil/dfas and direct links to pages at the previous site will generate an error message notifying users of the move.

This move will enhance the performance of DFAS public Web site, provide redundancy to prevent down time and provide opportunity for enhanced features in the future, said DFAS officials.

"Our goal is to provide the best service and products possible to the men and women who defend America," said Claudia L. Bogard, director of Corporate Communications at DFAS. "With this move, our customers can rely on DFAS for faster access to information whenever they need it from anywhere around the globe at any hour of the day or night."

The new hosting of DFAS's public Web site will provide the following benefits:

·Increase the speed of the site by more than 12 times

·Provide redundancy to prevent down time

·Improve search capability to allow DFAS content to be found on any of dod.mil sites

·Allow DFAS content to be found at any of the following URLs: www.dod.mil/dfas, www.defense.mil/dfas, www.pentagon.gov/dfas, www.defense.gov/dfas, www.defenselink.mil/dfas, www.defense.gov/dfas

·Creates stronger alignment between DFAS and DoD public Web sites

·Provides greater opportunities for enhanced features in the future

·Reduces the burden of public Web traffic to DFAS networks.

The Defense Finance and Accounting Service is the world's largest finance and accounting operation. In 2004, DFAS made 104 million pay transactions to about 5.9 million people, processed more than 12.6 million invoices from defense contractors, disbursed more than $455 billion and managed more than $226 billion in military trust funds.

For more about DFAS visit http://www.dod.mil/dfas.

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