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DSCA 13-15

Memo Status : Active Notes : No SAMM changes as a result of this memo.
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DEFENSE SECURITY COOPERATION AGENCY
201 12th STREET SOUTH, STE 203
ARLINGTON, VA 22202-5408

5/2/2013

MEMORANDUM FOR :

DEPUTY UNDER SECRETARY OF THE AIR FORCE FOR INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE ARMY FOR DEFENSE EXPORTS AND COOPERATION
DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE NAVY FOR INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE CONTRACT MANAGEMENT AGENCY
DIRECTOR FOR SECURITY ASSISTANCE, DEFENSE FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING SERVICE - INDIANAPOLIS OPERATIONS
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE INFORMATION SYSTEMS AGENCY
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE LOGISTICS INFORMATION SERVICE
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY DISPOSITION SERVICES
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE THREAT REDUCTION AGENCY
DIRECTOR, NATIONAL GEOSPATIAL - INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
DEPUTY DIRECTOR FOR INFORMATION ASSURANCE, NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY

SUBJECT :

Use of Department of Defense (DoD)-Designated Construction Agents for Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Cases that Include Construction, DSCA Policy Memo 13-15

The purpose of this memorandum is to remind the security cooperation community of the requirement to engage DoD designated construction agents when a Foreign Military Sales (FMS) case includes construction lines.

Chapter 4, paragraph 4.4.7.1. of the Security Assistance Management Manual (SAMM) notes that FMS case-supported construction services may be provided in one of two ways: (1) via the total package LOA under the cognizance of the managing IA (with a separate construction agent line included in the LOA); or (2) by a DoD-designated construction agent under the terms of a separate LOA.

DoD-designated construction agents include the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Naval Facilities Engineering Command, and such other DoD activities assigned design or construction execution responsibilities in accordance with DoDD 4270.5, Military Construction. Enclosure 1 to DoDD 4270.5 (www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/427005p.pdf) assigns responsibility for OCONUS geographic areas to specific construction agents. Implementing Agencies should coordinate with the appropriate regional construction agent prior to execution of an FMS construction activity.

If you have questions regarding this policy please contact Mr. Clayton Holt, DSCA/STR/POL, at (703) 601-3658 or e-mail: clayton.holt@dsca.mil. Implementing Agencies should disseminate this memorandum to supporting activities.

Scott R. Schless
Principal Director
Strategy

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