Wide Area Workflow (WAWF) is the required method for invoicing the Department of Defense and related agencies. Most previously DD-Form-based processes are now paperless, including submission of the Receiving Report (DD250), Cost Vouchers (SF1034) and Progress Payment (SF1443) requests.
The government provides a web-based application that defense contractors may use to create and submit what used to require paper forms. Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) is provided by WAWF to support contractors that generate more transactions than may be conveniently submitted through manual interaction with a web site.
The use of WAWF EDI has become more important for defense contractors with the introduction of the Unique Identification (UID) and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) mandates. This additional data must be collected and correlated for WAWF submission, a task that is often more efficiently performed offline, using tools available to defense contractors. EDI allows contractors to collect, organize and review shipment and invoice data, including UID and RFID, then submit it electronically to WAWF with EDI transactions.