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DSCA 13-17

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

5/31/2013

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, LOGISTICS INFORMATION AGENCY
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE REUTILIZATION AND MARKETING SERVICE
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE THREAT REDUCTION AGENCY
DIRECTOR, NATIONAL GEOSPATIAL-INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
DEPUTY DIRECTOR, FOR INFORMATION ASSURANCE, NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY

SUBJECT :

Contract Administrative Services (CAS) Waiver for the Government of Australia (DSCA 13-17 [SAMM E- Change 223]

Annex I "Regarding Reciprocal Government Quality Assurance Services," to the April 19, 1995 Memorandum of Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the United States of America, entered into effect on April 11, 2013. The Annex, which was entered into pursuant to the authority provided in section 21(h) of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2761(h)), provides that charges for Government Quality Assurance (GQA) services provided on new Foreign Military Sales cases will be provided on a reciprocal basis without charge. Therefore, the Quality Assurance (QA) surcharges for all new Foreign Military Sales (FMS) cases implemented for the purchaser on or after April 11, 2013 are to be waived.

Request the Defense Finance and Accounting Service properly code all Government of Australia FMS cases implemented on or after April 11, 2013 to exclude the calculation of the QA surcharge. In addition, request Implementing Agencies take appropriate action to ensure all FMS cases implemented on or after April 11, 2013 are priced to reflect the waiver of the QA surcharge.

Effective immediately DoD 5105.38-M, the Security Assistance Management Manual (SAMM), Table (C9.T5) is updated to include the following entry:

Country/Security Assistance
Country Code
Effective Date Cost Waived

Australia (AT)

April 11, 2013

Quality Assurance and Inspection

If you have any questions concerning this change please contact Mr. Martin Shulman, DSCA/DBO/CFM, 703-601-3849, e-mail: Martin.Shulman@dsca.mil or Candace Sampere, DSCA/DBO/FPA, 703-601-3750, e-mail: Candace.Sampere@dsca.mil.

James Worm
Acting Principal Director
Business Operations

CC :

STATE/PRM-RSAT
AFRICOM
CENTCOM
EUCOM
JFCOM
NORTHCOM
PACOM
SOCOM
SOUTHCOM
TRANSCOM
USASAC
SATFA TRADOC
NAVICP
NETSAFA
AFSAT
MDA
DISAM