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DSCA 06-26

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

5/15/2006

MEMORANDUM FOR :

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SUBJECT :

Concurrent Foreign Military Sales (FMS) and Commercial Negotiations, (DSCA Policy 06-26) [SAMM E-Change 49]

Recently, we have received several questions regarding concurrent FMS and commercial negotiations. This memorandum provides an update to Chapter 4 of the Security Assistance Management Manual (SAMM) to include a revision to concurrent FMS and commercial negotiations. This revision will allow FMS-commercial comparison studies in specific circumstances when approved by the Director, DSCA.

Effective immediately, the SAMM, Chapter 4, C4.5.11. is updated as follows:

C4.5.11. Concurrent FMS and Commercial Negotiations. Implementing Agencies shall not engage in FMS-commercial comparison studies unless the Director, DSCA, grants an exception for a specific circumstance. Purchasers should submit a request for exception to DSCA (Strategy Directorate). Purchasers should avoid concurrent FMS and commercial requests. However, the purchaser's national policy or specific circumstances may require that both FMS and commercial data be obtained.

This change will be included in the automated version of the SAMM found on the DSCA Web Page as SAMM E-Change 49. If you have any questions concerning this policy, please contact Ms. Anita Eggleston, DSCA/STR-POL, at 703-601-3843 or e-mail: anita.eggleston@dsca.mil.

Jeffrey B. Kohler
Lieutenant General, USAF
Director

DISTRIBUTION :

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 LOGISTIC 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
DISAM
USASAC
SATFA TRADOC
NAVICP
NETSAFA
AFSAC
AFSAT