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DSCA 16-32

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

9/12/2016

MEMORANDUM FOR :

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

SUBJECT :

Identifying Foreign Military Financing Recipient Units, DSCA Policy 16-32

REFERENCE :

  1. DSCA Policy 13-19, "Identifying Foreign Military Financing Recipient Units in the Letter of Request, July 17, 2013

The referenced policy provides guidance on a Department of State (DoS) initiative to increase oversight of Foreign Military Financing (FMF) execution. This policy includes the requirement to collect available information on the intended recipients of FMF-funded defense articles and services (including training) at the unit level. It requires Security Cooperation Organizations (SCOs) to provide recipient unit data as part of the Letter of Request (LOR), which the Implementing Agency (IA) enters into DSAMS and is transmitted automatically to SCIP. This information facilitates FMF program planning, justification, oversight and assessment.

It is the responsibility of the SCOs to ensure that the LOR submission for FMF-funded defense articles and services, and training, include recipient unit data for accurate information on the intended recipient. In an attempt to obtain more accurate information, the recipient unit screen in DSAMS has been revised from a text field to a drop-down tab with three options to select from. The IA must select one of the following three options based upon the information provided in LORs funded entirely or partially with FMF. The first option is to enter the intended recipient unit when identified in the LOR. The second option is to select "general inventory" when the LOR states that the defense articles and/or services, to include training, are for general inventory or reserve stock, not an intended recipient unit. The third option is to select "unknown" when the LOR neither identifies an intended recipient unit nor states that the defense articles and/or services are intended for general inventory or reserve stock, and the SCO is not aware of this information.

DSAMS will not allow an FMF-funded LOA to be approved (MILAP) until one of the three options has been selected.

If you have any questions concerning this guidance, please contact Mr. Kent Bell, DSCA STR/SPI, eddie.k.bell.civ@mail.mil, (703) 697-9054.

Robert Helfant
Principal Director
Strategy

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