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What Are Cage Codes?

What is a CAGE code?

If you are a government contractor and plan on conducting business with the Federal government, it is essential that you know what Cage Codes are. Many people are unaware and don’t understand the importance of how Cage Codes are used and why they are necessary. Commercial and Government Entity or for short, Cage Codes, are a 5 character identity number that identifies government contractors. The format of the code requires that the first and fifth position be numeric, while the second, third and fourth may be any mixture of alpha/numerical characters, excluding I and O. They were essentially developed and designed by the Department of Defense, but have now expanded to a number of other government agencies including NASA and Department of Transportation.

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