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DSCA 15-18

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

6/15/2015

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

SUBJECT :

Delegated Authority to Receive State Department Funds under Sections 632(b) and 551 of the Foreign Assistance Act, DSCA Policy 15-18

REFERENCE :

  1. Foreign Assistance Act (FAA), (Pub. L. 87-195, 75 Stat. 42402), enacted September 04, 1961
  2. Executive Order (EO) 13637, 3 CFR, 2013
  3. Executive Order (EO) 12163, 3 CFR, 1979
  4. DoD Directive (DoDD) 5105.65
  5. DoDD 5132.03

This memorandum summarizes and reiterates the security assistance authorities delegated by the Secretary of Defense to the Director, DSCA through DoDD 5105.65. These authorities are delegated to the Secretary of Defense from the President through EOs 13637 and 12163, and the mission of DSCA, as provided in DoDD 5105.65.

DSCA, under the authority, direction, and control of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy (USD(P)), directs, administers, and provides DoD-wide guidance to the DoD Components and DoD representatives to U.S. missions abroad for the execution of DoD security assistance and security cooperation programs over which DSCA has responsibility, in accordance with Chapter 32 (FAA) and Chapter 39 of Title 22 of the U.S. Code (Reference (a)), DoDD 5132.03 (Reference (e)), DoDD 5105.65 (Reference (d)) and other laws.

As provisions of the FAA, the Director, DSCA is responsible for directing, administering, and providing DoD-wide guidance to the DoD Components and DoD representatives to U.S. missions abroad for the execution of Peacekeeping Operations funds under sections 632(b) and section 551 of the FAA. Direct DSCA oversight of FAA section 632(b) and section 551 transactions ensures adherence to the complicated fiscal law requirements, in addition to other DoD and DSCA policy objectives, that govern the use of security cooperation funds.

I will consider further delegation of authority to receive State Department funds directly under 632(b) on a case-by-case basis. If you have questions regarding this policy, please contact Mr. Dean Vlahopoulos, DSCA OGC, at (703) 604-0298, or e-mail: dean.vlahopoulos@dsca.mil. For questions on the SAMM, please contact Mr. Kent Bell, DSCA/STR/SPI, at (703) 604-6612 or e-mail: kent.bell@dsca.mil.

J. W. Rixey
Vice Admiral, USN
Director

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