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DSCA 18-46

Memo Status : Active Notes : References DSCA Policy 18-18
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DEFENSE SECURITY COOPERATION AGENCY
201 12th STREET SOUTH, STE 203
ARLINGTON, VA 22202-5408

10/18/2018

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, MISSILE DEFENSE AGENCY
DIRECTOR, NATIONAL GEOSPATIAL - INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
DEPUTY DIRECTOR FOR INFORMATION ASSURANCE, NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE TECHNOLOGY SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

SUBJECT :

Clarification Regarding Prior Coordination before Advising Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Customers of Negative Impacts, DSCA Policy 18-46, [SAMM E-Change 397]

REFERENCE :

  1. DSCA Policy 18-18, Prior Coordination before Advising Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Customers of Negative Impacts, dated 9 April 2018

The subject policy memo was ambiguous with regard to Case Manager communication requirements. The intent was not to direct Case Managers to communicate with DSCA Integrated Regional Team Country Portfolio Directors/Country Financial Managers directly while excluding Military Departments/Defense Agency FMS channels. To clarify this point, SAMM Chapter 2, paragraph C2.2.5. is revised to read:

C2.2.5. If any situation arises that puts at risk the USG's ability to meet a commitment made to an international partner or that results in an operational, political, or readiness impact to the international partner or COCOM priority case, the Case Manager is responsible to forward the matter through the appropriate Military Department/Defense Agency FMS channel to alert the DSCA CPD/CFM in writing. The purpose of this communication is to inform the broader Security Cooperation enterprise in advance and coordinate a unified response to the international partner. However, if the situation also poses an immediate safety risk (to include safety of flight, safety of use, etc.) to the international partner's use of delivered defense articles, instead of prompting a fully coordinated response, the Implementing Agency will immediately notify the international partner of the safety risk with an information copy sent to the DSCA CPD/CFM and appropriate MILDEP/Defense Agency FMS channel. See Section C6.2.3.

This policy is effective immediately. For questions relating to this policy or to the Security Assistance Management Manual (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

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