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DSCA 03-08

Memo Status : Superseded Notes : Superseded by SAMM Rewrite of October 2003.
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DEFENSE SECURITY COOPERATION AGENCY
201 12th STREET SOUTH, STE 203
ARLINGTON, VA 22202-5408

3/20/2003

MEMORANDUM FOR :

MEMORANDUM FOR DEPUTY UNDER SECRETARY OF THE ARMY
(DEFENSE EXPORTS AND COOPERATION)
(DASA(DE&C)/SAAL-ZN)
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY

DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE NAVY
(INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS)
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY

DEPUTY UNDER SECRETARY OF THE AIR FORCE
(INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS)
DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE

DIRECTOR, DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY

DIRECTOR, DEFENSE CONTRACT MANAGEMENT AGENCY

DIRECTOR, DEFENSE INFORMATION SYSTEMS AGENCY

DIRECTOR, NATIONAL IMAGERY AND MAPPING AGENCY

DIRECTOR, NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY

DIRECTOR, DEFENSE CONTRACT AUDIT AGENCY

DIRECTOR, DEFENSE ADVANCED RESEARCH PROJECT AGENCY

DIRECTOR, DEFENSE THREAT REDUCTION AGENCY

SUBJECT :

Case Closure Notes in Letters of Offer and Acceptance (LOAs) (DSCA-03-08)

Foreign Military Sales (FMS) case closure is an important step in the FMS case life cycle. Communicating the anticipated case closure timeframe to the FMS customer is LOA note sis helpful in establishing that mindset. This memorandum establishes standard note sin all LOAs relating to the closure of an FMS case.

FMS Cases are closed in one of two ways: Accelerate Case Closure Procedures (ACCP), and non-ACCP. DSCA policy memorandum 02-32 dated 4 October 2002 provided the current listing of ACCP and non-ACCP participants. The case closure categories lead to fundamentally different approaches. Accordingly, the standard LOA notes depend on the purchaser's category.

Effective immediately, the following standard notes apply:

Closure Type Note Title Note Language

ACCP

Estimated Case Closure Date

The programmed case closure date is 24 months after the date of projected final delivery.

Non-ACCP

Estimated Case Closure Date

The programmed case closure date is 36 months after projected final delivery or completion of the underlying contract(s), as applicable, whichever occurs later.

This standard note is required on all basic LOA documents. It does not need to be replicated in subsequent LOA amendments of modifications. The only exception is If a country converts from one closure type to the other, in which case the next routinely issued amendment or modification must include the note in order to indicate the revised closure timeframe. In that regard, DSCA will continue to issue separate policy memoranda specifying closure type changes.

In order to minimize the manual effort associated with incorporating 5these mandatory notes., the MILDEPs are requested to establish standard notes into the respective Defense Security Assistance Management System (DSAMS) database. In the upcoming SAMM rewrite, DSCA will include the information provide din the table furnished above.

We appreciate your assistance in this regard. Request wide dissemination of this policy to officials responsible for preparing and developing FMS cases. Should you have ant questions, the DSCA FMS case closure point of contact s Mr. David Rude, telephone (703) 604-6569. e-mail: David.Rude@dsca.mil

Tome H. Walters, Jr.
Lieutenant General, USAF
Director