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DEFENSE SECURITY COOPERATION AGENCY
MEMORANDUM FOR :
Security Assistance Management Manual (SAMM) Admin Changes - DSCA 05-25 [SAMM E-Change 38]
Effective immediately, Chapters 5, 7, 9, and 10 and Appendices 1 and 4 of the SAMM are updated with the administrative changes documented in the attachment. These changes provide clarifying guidance in LOA notes and financial procedures, update eligibility information for the Automated State Department Approval (ASDA) list, update Generic Codes and Nonrecurring Costs, update organization names, and adds LOR Advisory memo addresses.
These changes will be included in the automated version of the SAMM found on the DSCA Web Page as SAM E-Change 38. For questions regarding the SAMM, contact Ms. Kathy Robinson, DSCA/STR/POL, at 703-601-4368 or e-mail: Kathy.Robinson@dsca.mil
Richard J. Millies
DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE ARMY
DEFENSE EXPORTS AND COOPERATION (DASA-DEC)
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE NAVY
INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS (NAVIPO)
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY
DEPUTY UNDER SECRETARY OF THE AIR FORCE
INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS (SAF/IA)
DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY
DIRECTOR, NATIONAL GEOSPATIAL-INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE THREAT REDUCTION AGENCY
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE REUTILIZATION AND MARKETING SERVICE
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE CONTRACT MANAGEMENT AGENCY
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE INFORMATION SYSTEMS AGENCY
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE LOGISTICS INFORMATION SERVICE
DEPUTY DIRECTOR FOR INFORMATION ASSURANCE,
NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY
DEPUTY DIRECTOR FOR SECURITY ASSISTANCE,
DEFENSE FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING SERVICE - DENVER CENTER
Security Assistance Management Manual (SAMM), E-Change 38 - Administrative Change
Update Chapters 5, 7, 9, and 10 and Appendices 1 and 4 of the SAMM with the following administrative changes.
Chapter 5, Table C5.T5. Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) Notes
GPS/PPS Hardware Security Note (for Country Group D), Item 7. of the Special LOA Terms and Conditions for GPS PPS Host Application Equipment (HAE) is corrected to remove the phrase "and all GPS PPS equipment" as shown below:
"7. If the purchaser decides to discontinue use of GPS PPS equipment, this LOA shall terminate with respect to GPS PPS equipment and all GPS PPS security devices shall be returned to the U.S. Government."
Night Vision Devices (NVDs) Physical Security and Accountability. In the first paragraph, revise the following sentence as shown in italics:
"In case of the destruction, loss, theft, or unauthorized access of any NVDs listed in this offer, the purchaser agrees to report the incident immediately to the USG (e.g. via the SAO to the Defense Technology Security Administration (DTSA))."
Chapter 5, Table C5.T9. Automated State Department Approval (ASDA) Eligibility:
Remove Thailand from the "cannot be processed" column.
Add Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) cases to the "cannot be processed" column.
Add Uruguay and Venezuela to the "cannot be processed" column.
Remove the words "Country-cash Financing by" in the entries for El Salvador, Greece, Honduras, Japan with Dual Payment Schedules, and Jordan.
Chapter 5, Figure C5.F1a. - update information addressees to include Defense Technology Security Administration (DTSA) and OUSD(AT&L) Director of Special Programs on all LOR Advisories.
Chapter 5, paragraph C5.5.1. - add to the end of the paragraph -
"When the Purchaser requests cancellation of the program associated with an implemented LOI, the LOI will be converted into an LOA document that will be implemented and closed at actual costs."
Chapter 7, paragraph C7.16.1 (and all other references) - revise the name "the Office of the Deputy under Secretary of Defense (Policy Support)" to "the Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Technology Security Policy & Counterproliferation (OUSD(TSP&CP))"
Chapter 9, Table C9.T6. Condition #2 - revert to original language changed by DSCA 04-28 (E-Change 17), dated 2 July 04.
"After subtracting from total costs the costs for sand, gravel, cement, cement products, or other items that the FAR or DFARS (references (ak) and (al)) exclude from "buy American" considerations, one-half or more of the dollar value of the contract or the project is of foreign origin; or, if the vendor or prime contractor is a firm not incorporated in (or if a partnership, its principal place of doing business is not located in, or if an individual proprietor, the person is not a permanent resident of) the U.S., its possessions, the Northern Marianas, or Puerto Rico."
Chapter 9, C184.108.40.206. - add the following sentence at the end of the paragraph: "Cash refunds must be approved by the DSCA Business Operations Directorate."
Chapter 9, C9.11.6. - in the first sentence delete the phrase "or as directed in a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between DFAS Denver and the FMS purchaser." Reword the last sentence to read: "Such remarks can be misleading, contradictory to instructions provided to DFAS Denver by the purchaser, and not effective if cross leveling is required."
Chapter 10, C10.6.12. - correct the second position of the generic code (NZE) cited in this paragraph. The correct code is N7E.
Update Appendix 1 to include the following entries shown in bold:
|Item Description||Approved Nonrecurring Cost (NC) Charge||Effective Date|
Launcher, MK41 Vertical Launching System (VLS) Non Standard Canister (N) (MK-13 Canister)
November 24, 1989
December 21, 1988
|A||5||V||Unmanned Aerial Vehicles||FSC 1550||X|
|A||9||C||Aircraft Components, Parts & Accessories||FSG 16XX (Except 1670), FSC 1270, 1280, 1290, 1377, 1550, 1560, 2620, 2810 (Components), 2840 (Components), 2915, 2925, 2935, 2945, 2950, 2995, 6340, 6605, 6610, 6615, 6620.||X|