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DEFENSE SECURITY COOPERATION AGENCY
MEMORANDUM FOR :
DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE ARMY FOR DEFENSE EXPORTS AND COOPERATION
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DEPUTY DIRECTOR FOR INFORMATION ASSURANCE, NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY
Assignment of Program Code "C6" to Track Funds Provided by the Global Security Contingency Fund (GSCF), DSCA Policy 13-03 [SAMM E-Change 219]
Congress established the Global Security Contingency Fund (GSCF) in the Fiscal Year 2012 National Defense Authorization Act, P.L. 112-81. The law currently authorizes the Department of Defense and the Department of State to contribute a total of up to $250M each fiscal year ($200M and $50M respectively) to this fund, which is available to enhance the capabilities of a partner country's national military forces, security forces and government agencies responsible for border and maritime security, internal defense, and counterterrorism operations. In addition, the funds may be used for the justice sector (including law enforcement and prisons), rule of law programs, and stabilization efforts in a country in which conflict or instability challenges the existing capability of civilian providers.
Implementation of the GSCF authority requires collaborative interagency planning and execution of U.S. Government security sector assistance. The Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Policy, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA), the Geographic Combatant Commands, and the Military Departments all have important roles in the planning of appropriate, executable security cooperation and in the timely delivery of articles, equipment, and services (including training) to designated partner countries.
Effective immediately, Program Code "C6" is assigned to track GSCF funds placed on BPC cases. Chapter 15 of the Security Assistance Management Manual (SAMM) is changed according to the Attachment.
If you have any questions concerning this guidance, please contact Ms. Marie Kokotajlo, DSCA-STR/POL, firstname.lastname@example.org, (703) 604-1107.
Scott R. Schless
SAMM E-Change 219
USCG International Affairs (G-CI)
Security Assistance Management Manual (SAMM) E-Change 219
Update Table C4.T2B, Security Cooperation Customer and Regional Codes and FMS Eligibility, to read as follows:
|Global Security Contingency Fund (GSCF), Section 1207 of the National Defense Authorization Act, FY12||C6||NR||NR||AECA Only||No|
Change C18.104.22.168. to read as follows:
C22.214.171.124. Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy (OUSD(P)). The OUSD(P) is responsible for oversight of DoD-funded BPC programs. For certain BPC programs, OUSD(P) prioritizes requirements and ensures that requirements are fully coordinated. Together with State, OUSD(P) provides oversight of the jointly funded Global Security Contingency Fund (GSCF) and provides staffing to the interagency GSCF program office. For the GSCF program, the Coalition Readiness Support Program (CRSP), and the Section 1206 Program, OUSD(P) is responsible for obtaining Secretary of Defense Approval of the training, equipment, and supplies to be provided. For the Section 1206 Program, OUSD(P) provides policy oversight and guidance, leads the DoD proposal review process, and coordinates with State to secure the Secretary of State's approval. Subsequent to Secretary approvals, OUSD(P) submits or concurs on Congressional Notification packages for GSCF and Section 1206 to eight committees and sub-committees for the specified Congressional Notification periods. OUSD(P) leads interactions with Congress and ensures that the Secretary's goals and objectives are properly communicated.
Add C126.96.36.199. to SAMM Chapter 15, to read as follows:
C188.8.131.52. Global Security Contingency Fund (GSCF). The Global Security Contingency Fund (GSCF) was signed into law in Section 1207 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 (FY12 NDAA, P.L. 112-81) as a four-year pilot program expiring in FY15. Under this authority, DoD and DoS can provide assistance to enhance the capabilities of a partner country's national military forces and other national security forces that conduct border and maritime security, internal defense and counterterrorism operations, as well as the government agencies responsible for such forces; and to participate in or support military, stability, or peace support operations consistent with U.S. foreign policy and national security interests. Program funds may also be used to provide assistance for the justice sector (including law enforcement and prisons), rule of law programs, and stabilization efforts. GSCF assistance programs must include elements that promote observance of and respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms, and respect for legitimate civilian authority within the partner country. Section 1207 of the FY12 NDAA specifies DoD and DoS contribution of funds to the GSCF and provides transfer authority.
C184.108.40.206.1. Planning. GSCF assistance is limited to countries designated by the Secretary of State, with the concurrence of Secretary of Defense. Requirements may be identified by the CCMDs, the interagency Country Team, regional offices within DoD and DoS, or the Deputies Committee for consideration by DoD and DoS leadership. OUSD(P), Joint Staff, DSCA, CCMD representatives and relevant interagency subject matter experts participate in development of the country implementation plan. DSCA representatives contribute regional and programmatic expertise to guide the formation of an effective and executable plan and communicate potential requirements to the IAs. CCMDs and IAs should be actively engaged and responsive during the planning phase, and collaborate to ensure that cost estimates are accurate and required delivery dates (RDDs) are achievable. Designation memoranda and country plans are reviewed by OUSD(P), DoD GC, ASD/LA, OUSD(C) and the Joint Staff, before presentation to the Secretary of Defense for concurrence. The Secretary of State provides final approval. OUSD(P) and State (Political Military Affairs) prepare and submit Congressional Notification of GSCF transfers and country plans, as required by law. DSCA and other USG agencies jointly execute efforts identified in the country plans.
C220.127.116.11.2. Funds Availability. GSCF program authority terminates at the end of FY15, in accordance with the FY12 NDAA. However, funds contributed to the GSCF account before the end of FY15 will remain available after that date for obligation against GSCF programs that began before the end of FY15 (P.L. 112-81, Sec 1207(i)). DSCA (Business Operations Directorate) may issue GSCF funds against a BPC case or against a Funding Authorization Document (FAD). Funds are available until expended against GSCF programs.
C18.104.22.168.3. Implementation and Execution. DSCA (Programs Directorate) centrally manages the GSCF program for DSCA. The DSCA Program Manager coordinates planning efforts, program feasibility reviews, collaboration with other agencies and support to the GSCF program office. The IA develops GSCF cases in DSAMS, and the DoD component executing specific portions of a country plan works with the CCMD to complete project planning, so that implementation can occur as soon as funding is made available. The IA or DoD component will provide weekly and monthly status updates to the DSCA Program Manager via teleconference and IT reporting systems. DSCA (Programs Directorate) will provide monthly project execution reports to OUSD(P) and the GSCF program office via teleconference.
The SAMM Table C15.T2, BPC Program Codes and Authorities, is updated as follows:
|GSCF||C6||P.L. 112-81, as amd||To enhance the capabilities of national military and security forces that conduct border and maritime security, internal defense, and counterterrorism operations; for security sector, rule of law programs, and stabilization efforts||11 X 1041||P.L. 112-74 and subsequent appropriations||N/A||N/A|