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DSCA 18-06

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

7/5/2018

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 LOGISTICS AGENCY DISPOSITION SERVICES
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE THREAT REDUCTION AGENCY
DIRECTOR, NATIONAL GEOSPATIAL - INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
DEPUTY DIRECTOR FOR INFORMATION ASSURANCE, NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE TECHNOLOGY SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

SUBJECT :

Use of Security Cooperation Customer Codes (SCCC) N4 and W7, DSCA Policy 18-06 [SAMM E-Change 368]

REFERENCE :

  1. Update of Security Assistance Management Manual (SAMM) Table C4.T2C., Country, International Organization, and Regional Codes and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Eligibility, DSCA Policy 16-70 [SAMM E-Change 338]
  2. Agent Sales - New Multinational Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Initiative, DSCA Policy 18-08

This memorandum revises the guidance provided in the referenced DSCA Policy 16-70 and clarifies the appropriate use of Security Cooperation Customer Codes (SCCC) N4 and W7.

SCCC N4 "NAMSA General + Nike" was originally designated for sales involving the NATO Maintenance and Supply Agency (NAMSA), which realigned in 2012 under the NATO Supply Agency (NSPA). In 2016, NSPA underwent a formal name change to the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (also NSPA). As a result, DSCA Policy 16-70 established W7 as the SCCC designated for sales to the original NSPA and any successor agencies, though SCCC N4 continued to be used for these sales. SCCC N4 will continue to be used for all sales directly to NSPA and its successor agencies.

Per the referenced DSCA Policy 18-08, the Department of State determined NSPA to be eligible to act as an Agent on behalf of FMS-eligible NATO and European countries for the procurement of defense articles and services. SCCC W7 will be used solely for Agent sales through NSPA on behalf of an FMS-eligible NATO or European country.

Agent Sales are defined as those sales in which an Agent, such as NSPA, is acting on behalf of one or multiple FMS-eligible countries or international organizations to procure defense articles and services. All Agent actions are legally binding on the Principal(s) for whom the Agent is acting. A single Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) documents an Agent sale of defense articles and services on behalf of multiple Principals, though for accounting purposes, each Principal will be listed separately within the LOA.

In consultation with DSCA (DBO/FPA), SCCC W7 attributes for the LOA will be established based on the most restrictive attribute required for any of the LOA Principals purchasing on the LOA. These attributes address Dependable Undertaking status, Contract Administrative Services (CAS) waivers and Congressional Notifications thresholds and periods.

Accordingly, SAMM Table C4.T2C., Security Cooperation (SC) Customer and Regional Codes and FMS Eligibility (NATO), is updated as shown below:

Organization FMS
Code
Combatant
Command
\1
Regional
Grouping
\2
FMS/AECA
Eligible
\3
Accel. Case
Closure Eligible
NATO Supply Agency (NSPA) and successor agencies (previously NAMSA General +NIKE) N4 EU EUR Yes N/A
Agent Sales through NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) W7 EU EUR Yes N/A

This policy is effective immediately. For questions concerning financial attributes to be assigned to cases using these SCCCs, please contact Ms. Candace Sampere, DSCA (DBO/FPA) at (703) 697-8871 or e-mail: candace.j.sampere.civ@mail.mil. For questions relating to Agent Sales or to the SAMM, please contact Mr. Mike Slack, Strategic Planning and Integration Division, at (703) 697-9058 or e-mail: micheal.d.slack.civ@mail.mil. Implementing Agencies should disseminate this policy to supporting activities.

Charles W. Hooper
Lieutenant General, USA
Director

CC :

AFRICOM
CENTCOM
EUCOM
NORTHCOM
SOUTHCOM
PACOM
TRANSCOM
SOCOM
STATE/PM-RSAT
USASAC TRADOC
SATFA
USACE
NAVSUP
WSS
NETSAFA
AFSAC
AFSAT
DISCS
MARCOR IP
SCETC
USCG International Affairs (G-CI)