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DSCA 08-09

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

3/24/2008

MEMORANDUM FOR :

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SUBJECT :

Force Activity Designators (FADs) and Project Codes (DSCA Policy 08-09) [SAMM E-Change 103]

This memorandum updates the Security Assistance Management Manual (SAMM) by providing additional information regarding FADs and Project Codes. This includes the procedures for changing a FAD, security classification of FADs, and a detailed description of the types of project codes assigned to the Security Assistance community by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Chapter 6 of the SAMM is updated as attached. C6.4.1. is revised to provide additional information on FADs and C6.4.2. is added to provide information on project codes.

This change will be included in the automated version of the SAMM found on the DSCA Web Page as SAMM E-Change 103. If you have any questions concerning this policy, please contact Mr. Kent Bell, DSCA/STR-POL, at 703-604-6612 or e-mail: kent.bell@dsca.mil.

Freda J. Lodge
Principal Director
Strategy

ATTACHMENT :
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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

DIRECTOR FOR SECURITY ASSISTANCE ACCOUNTING,
DEFENSE FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING SERVICE - INDIANAPOLIS OPERATIONS

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Security Assistance Management Manual (SAMM), E-Change 103

  1. In the Front Matter, include CJCS as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the acronyms listing of the SAMM.

  2. 2. Chapter 1, paragraph C1.4.3.5 is updated to add to the end of the sentence, "(See Chapter 6, paragraph C6.4.2. for more information on project codes)."

  3. 3. Chapter 6, paragraph C6.4.1. has been replaced in its entirety as follows:

    C6.4.1. Priority. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Instruction (CJCSI) 4110.01C (reference (az)) establishes priorities for filling requisitions based on the purchaser's Force Activity Designator (FAD) (established by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS)) and on the Urgency of Need Designator (UND), assigned on the requisition. FADs are ranked with FAD I being the highest and FAD V being the lowest priority. Per Enclosure (D) of CJCSI 4110.01C (reference (az)), the Joint Materiel Priority Allocation Board (JMPAB) is chartered to act on the Chairman's behalf to review and act upon requests for changes in FAD. Upon assignment, upgrade, or cancellation of a foreign country FAD by the JMPAB, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (Strategy Directorate) ensures proper dissemination of FAD decisions to the Security Assistance community.

    C6.4.1.1. FAD Changes. Requests to change a foreign country FAD are made by the Combatant Commander. The Combatant Commander's request to increase a foreign country FAD must be in accordance with Enclosure B of CJCSI 4110.01C (reference (az)) and must address the Combatant Commander's plan to alleviate the situation or condition influencing the upgrade request.

    C6.4.1.2. Coordination of FAD Change. Normal day-to-day foreign country FAD change requests will be staffed using standard procedures by the CJCS. The CJCS will review and provide a decision on all Combatant Commander operational, crisis, or emergency foreign FAD upgrade requests within 24 hours.

    C6.4.1.3. Security Guidance for FADs. FAD assignment to a specific country or foreign force, unit, or activity may be released only to the recipient country and to U.S. forces or agencies with the need to know and on an unclassified basis. FAD assignments to a specific country are not released to other foreign countries. Compilations of foreign FAD assignments, combining two or more foreign countries or territories, are classified SECRET.

  4. Chapter 6, paragraph C6.4.2. has been added as follows:

    C6.4.2. Project Codes. Project codes assigned by the CJCS provide precedence for requisition processing and visibility within the transportation process. For processing purposes, requisitions with a CJCS 9-series project code will be ranked above all other requisitions with the same FAD and Urgency of Need Designator. CJCS project codes assigned to the Security Assistance community are the "9-alpha-alpha" and "3-juliet-alpha" series. The "9-alpha-alpha" series identify a project, operation, program, force, or activity sanctioned by the CJCS that requires heightened logistic infrastructure visibility and support. The "3-juliet-alpha" series identifies a unique military project or operation when a CJCS project code is warranted for tracking purposes, but normal materiel allocation is to remain unaffected. DSCA (Strategy Directorate) will submit project code requests to the CJCS in accordance with Appendix A to Enclosure A of the CJCSI 4120.01A. (reference (i)).

  5. Renumber current and subsequent sections in Chapter 6 as required to accommodate above changes.