Enclosure (1) to COMDTINST 5230.55A
are considered peripherals and fall within sections 1., 3. or 4. of this enclosure. The cost
of any single accessory must not exceed
,000.00 and the total procurement must not
exceed ,000.00. No unit shall seek support from its ESU, the MLC (t), TISCOM or
RSM for any exempt items without a mutual agreement.
Workstations, peripherals or software that are purchased with non-appropriated funds do
not require LCCB or Commandant (G-SIA) approval. However, no unit shall seek
support from its ESU, the MLC (t), TISCOM or RSM for any items procured with non-
Handheld computers (for example, 3Com's Palm Pilot) do not require LCCB approval.
However, the use of software (to facilitate the exchange of information between the
handheld and a workstation) on workstations supported by a unit other than the requester
will require an approved request, submitted in accordance with this Directive, before
installation. The term "handheld computer" does not include subnotebook-size or
lightweight portable workstations.
Units that have normal business requirements above the ,000 threshold, such as Coast
Guard data centers, may ask for special exemptions from Commandant (G-SIA).
For efficiency, individual requests approved by LCCBs may be aggregated into purchases
that exceed ,000.