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DSCA 06-12

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DEFENSE SECURITY COOPERATION AGENCY
201 12th STREET SOUTH, STE 203
ARLINGTON, VA 22202-5408

2/16/2006

MEMORANDUM FOR :

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SUBJECT :

Blanket Order Excess Defense Articles (EDA) Transfers - Security Assistance Management Manual (SAMM) Change, DSCA Policy 06-12 [SAMM E-Change 50]

Effective immediately, the Security Assistance Management Manual (SAMM) is changed to delete paragraph C5.4.3.2.3. and revise paragraph C11.5.6. with text describing the process for Blanket Order EDA Transfers (see the attachment). The purpose of the change is to move EDA information currently in Chapter 5 to the more appropriate EDA section in Chapter 11.

This change will be included in the automated version of the SAMM found on the DSCA Web Page as SAMM E-Change 50. If you have any questions concerning this policy, please contact Mr. Oz Sanborn, DSCA/PGM/WPN, at (703) 604-3718, e mail: oz.sanborn@dsca.mil. 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 Director

ATTACHMENT :
As stated

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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

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STATE/PM-RSAT
USDP/ISP
DISAM
USASAC
SATFA TRADOC
NAVICP
NETSAFA
AFSAC
AFSAT
JFCOM
SOCOM
EUCOM
CENTCOM
NORTHCOM
PACOM
SOUTHCOM

Security Assistance Management Manual (SAMM), E-Change 50
Blanket Order Excess Defense Articles (EDA) Transfers

  1. Delete C5.4.3.2.3. in its entirety.

  2. Add the following as the fifth row in Table C11.T7., EDA Legislation Summary.

    Legislation Subject
    AECA, Section 4 (reference (c))
    and
    FAA, Section 502 (reference (b))
    Use of Defense Articles and Services. Defense articles and defense services are furnished solely for the following purposes:
    • for internal security (including antiterrorism & nonproliferation)

    • for legitimate self-defense

    • to permit participation in arrangements consistent with the Charter of the United Nations (UN)

    • to permit participation in collective measures requested by the UN to maintain/restore international peace and security

    • to assist foreign military forces in less developed friendly countries (or the voluntary efforts of personnel of the Armed Forces of the United States in such countries) to construct public works or engage in other activities helpful to the economic and social development of such friendly countries

  3. Revise paragraph C11.5.6. as follows:

    C11.5.6. Blanket Order Excess Defense Article (EDA) Transfers. Blanket order EDA cases and/or lines may be established only for non-SME consisting of spare parts and/or components, clothing, basic field equipment, and office equipment, supplies, furniture, or other non-SME items as approved by DSCA (Programs Directorate). Blanket order cases and/or lines for packing, crating, handling, and transportation (PCH&T) may also be written in conjunction with EDA transfers of similar, non-SME items when the purchaser requests these services. These LOAs must identify the end-item application. Items on blanket order EDA FMS cases/lines are transferred in accordance with the purposes of FAA, section 502 (reference (b)); AECA, section 4 (reference (c)), and the requirements of FAA, section 516 (reference (b)).