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DSCA 08-25

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

9/3/2008

MEMORANDUM FOR :

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SUBJECT :

Inclusion of Foreign-Sourced Defense Articles and Services in Letter of Request (LOR) Advisories, DSCA Policy 08-25, [SAMM E-Change 112]

This memorandum updates Chapter 5 of the Security Assistance Management Manual (SAMM) to emphasize that additional scrutiny is required for all programs that propose to include foreign-sourced defense articles or services. The change expands the use of the Letter of Request (LOR) Advisory and revises the instructions for preparing and formatting the LOR Advisory

LORs that request other than U.S. domestic end products or services (e.g., foreign-sourced defense articles and services) are included as items of a sensitive nature as identified in SAMM Chapter 5, paragraph C5.1.4.5.1.4., as a means of avoiding non-compliant transfers of defense articles and/or services, particularly those involving foreign procurement (including subcontracts).

The attached update to the SAMM is effective 30 days from the date of signature on this memo. If you have questions concerning this guidance, please contact Ms. Kathy Robinson, DSCA-STR/POL, kathy.robinson@dsca.mil, (703) 601-4368.

Jeanne L. Farmer
Actinig Director

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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,
DEFENSE FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING SERVICE - INDIANAPOLIS OPERATIONS

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STATE/PM-RSAT
DTSA
DISAM
USASAC
SATFA TRADOC
NAVICP
NETSAFA
AFSAC
AFSAT
JFCOM
SOCOM
EUCOM
CENTCOM
NORTHCOM
PACOM
SOUTHCOM
DSCA/OPS (Case Writing Division)

SAMM E-Change 112

  1. Chapter 5, Paragraph C5.1.4.5.1.4. - revise as indicated with italics:

    C5.1.4.5.1.4. Items and/or services of a sensitive nature. For example, NVDs, Missile Technology Control Regime Category I or II systems (air vehicles, support systems, payloads, ground stations, etc.), Man Portable Air Defense System, foreign-sourced articles and or services, and items associated with missile defense are considered items and/or services of a sensitive nature.

  2. Chapter 5, Paragraph C5.1.4.5.2. - revise as indicated with italics:

    C5.1.4.5.2. Preparing LOR Advisories. DSCA (Operations Directorate) prepares and sends an LOR Advisory to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and USD(AT&L) using the format in Figure C5.F1a. The LOR Advisory should include a copy of the purchaser's request as well as the Country Team Assessment (when required). For NVD transfers, the Implementing Agency's concurrence is included along with the proposed list of items to be transferred (including model-type/nomenclature and quantity). The Defense Technology Security Administration (DTSA) is added as an addressee for all NVD and foreign-sourced articles and/or services LOR Advisories. The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) is added as an addressee for all missile defense related LOR Advisories.

  3. Chapter 5, Figure C5.F1a., - revise as indicated with italics:

Figure C5.F1a. Letter of Request (LOR) Advisory Format

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