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DSCA 18-49

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

9/21/2018

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 "Q8" to track Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Funds Global Peacekeeping Operations Initiative (GPOI), DSCA Policy 18-49 [SAMM E-Change 399]

Effective immediately, Program Code Q8 is assigned to track FY 2018 Global Peacekeeping Operations Initiative (GPOI) programs. Division K, Title IV, Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 (P .L. 115-141) makes funding available under this authority for initial obligation until September 30, 2018. Section 7011 of this Title makes such funds available for re-obligation/de-obligation through September 30, 2022 if the funds are initially obligated by September 30, 2018. Management and execution of FY 2018 GPOI 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
FAA Section 551 for Peacekeeping Operations and the Global Peacekeeping Operations Initiative (GPOI), FY 18 Q5 NR NR AECA Only No

The appropriation available for Q8 Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOAs) is recorded in the SAMM, Table C15.T2, Appropriation Authority column, and must be cited on each "Q8" LOA in the Funds Expiration, Purpose, Availability, and Amount note.

The SAMM Table C15.T2, Building Partnership Capacity (BPC) Programs and Authorities, is updated to include the following:

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:
GPOI Q8 FAA Section 551 for Peacekeeping Operations and the Global Peacekeeping Operations Initiative (GPOI), FY 18 Build international peacekeeping capacity and promote regional security operations FAA Sec 632(b) MOA and Amendments P.L. 115- 141 FY 2018 2022 2027

Instructions for preparation of "Q8" 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 Q8 LOAs will be fully expended and Q8 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. Michelle Davis, DSCA-STR/SPI, michelle.davis13.civ@mail.mil, (703) 697-9052.

Gregory M. Kausner
Deputy Director

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