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DSCA 16-33

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

6/20/2016

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 :

Assignment of Program Code "V7" to track Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Funds Provided for the Syria Train and Equip Fund (STEF), Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) Policy 16-33 [SAMM E-Change 315]

Effective immediately, Program Code "V7" is assigned to track FY 2016 Operation and Maintenance funds provided to conduct or support a program or programs under STEF. The STEF program is authorized by Section 1209 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for 2015 (PL 113-291), as amended by Section 1225 of the NDAA for 2016 (PL 114-92). Funding for the STEF program is provided by the Counter Terrorism Partnership Fund (CTPF), as appropriated under the heading "Counterterrorism Partnerships Fund" in the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, FY2016 (PL 114-113).

Section 1209 authorizes the Secretary of Defense to provide assistance, including training, equipment, supplies, stipends, construction of training and associated facilities, and sustainment, to appropriately vetted elements of the Syrian opposition and other appropriately vetted Syrian groups and individuals. FY 2016 O&M funds authorized for execution of STEF are available for obligation until September 30, 2016. Management and execution of FY 2016 (V7) programs will comply with guidance provided in the Security Assistance Management Manual (SAMM), Chapter 15.

The SAMM Table C4.T2, Country and International Organization Codes and FMS Eligibility, is updated as follows:

Organization FMS
Code
Combatant
Command
\1
Regional
Grouping
\2
FMS/AECA
Eligible
\3
Accel. Case
Closure Eligible
Syria Train and Equip Fund, FY 2016 V7 CE NR AECA Only No

The appropriation available for V7 Letters of Offer and Acceptance (LOAs) is recorded in the SAMM, Table C15.T2, Appropriation Authority column, and shall be cited on each V7 LOA in the Funds Expiration, Purpose, Availability, and Amount note.

The SAMM Table C15.T2, Building Partnership Capacity (BPC) Program Codes and Authorities, is updated as follows:

Program Pgm
Code
Program
Authority
Purpose Fund
Source
Appn
Authority
Funds Availability
Ends on September 30 of:
Unless Otherwise Noted
Funds Cancel on September 30 of:
Syria Train and Equip Fund V7 Section 1209 of the NDAA for 2015 (PL 113-291), as amended by Section 1225 of the NDAA for 2016 (PL 114-92). Defending the Syrian people from attacks by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), and securing territory controlled by the Syrian opposition. Protecting the United States, its friends and allies, and the Syrian people from the threats posed by terrorists in Syria. Promoting the conditions for a negotiated settlement to end the conflict in Syria. 97 6 0100 P.L. 114-113 2016 2021

Instructions for preparation of V7 LOA documents are found in the SAMM, Table C15.3. Standard notes applicable to BPC programs are found in the SAMM, Appendix 6, LOA Notes Listing. Funding associated with V7 LOAs will be fully expended and V7 cases will be reconciled and closed as soon as possible, but no later than two months before the funds cancellation date.

If you have any questions concerning this guidance, please contact Ms. Caroline Chin, DSCA-STR/SPI, caroline.s.chin@mail.mil, (703) 697-9073.

Robert Helfant
Principal Director
Strategy

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