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DSCA 17-45

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

10/25/2017

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 "7J" to track Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 United States Army Operating Funds in Support of Foreign Security Forces Programs, DSCA Policy 17-45 [SAMM E-Change 374]

Effective immediately, program code "7J" is assigned to track FY 2018 United States Army Operation and Maintenance (O&M) appropriated funding used to support Foreign Security Forces programs. To maximize the funds available for partner nation requirements provided by DoD assistance appropriations, military departments' O&M funds are provided to develop, maintain, and institutionalize the capabilities of service members and civilian personnel in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and other countries encompassed by Foreign Security Forces programs. These costs include, but are not limited to: military pay, special pay, transportation, pre-deployment training and training in theater, forward base operating costs, life support, communications, vehicle maintenance, in-theater training, and in-country support contracts for linguists, logistics, security, and infrastructure needed to support DoD personnel in-country. Funds are provided under Division D of the Continuing Appropriations, 2018 and Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Requirements Act, 2017 (P.L. 115-56) and will remain available until December 8, 2017.

Once the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2018 and the full-year appropriation bill are issued, SAMM tables, C4.T2 and C15.T2, and the instructions for preparing "7J" cases and Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) notes will be revised to cite the appropriate public laws. All implemented cases should be modified prior to case closure to replace the appropriations authority with the full-year appropriations legislation. Management and execution of FY 2018 "7J" 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 Foreign Military Sales Eligibility, is updated as follows:

Organization FMS
Code
Combatant
Command
\1
Regional
Grouping
\2
FMS/AECA
Eligible
\3
Accel. Case
Closure Eligible
US Army Operating Funds in Support of Foreign Security Forces Programs, FY 18 7J NR NR AECA Only No

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:
US Army Operating Funds in Support of Foreign Security Forces Programs, FY 18 7J P.L. 114-328 Provide service members, civilian personnel and contractors to support DoD efforts to organize, train, equip, and advise foreign military forces and relevant supporting institutions 21 21 2018/2018 P.L. 115-56 December 8, 2017 December 8, 2022

Instructions for preparation of "7J" LOA documents are found in the SAMM, Table C15.T5. Standard notes applicable to BPC programs are found in the SAMM, Appendix 6, LOA Notes Listing. Funding associated with "7J" LOAs will be fully expended and "7J" cases will be reconciled and closed two months before the funds cancellation date.

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

Robert E. Unger
Principal Director
Business Operations

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