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Welcome to DSCA's E-SAMM and
Policy Memoranda Distribution Portal

This site provides an updated method to accessing the Security Assistance Management Manual (SAMM) and the Policy Memorandums that are issued by the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA).

Policy Memos

Latest Updates:

March 31, 2020

Date Changes
March 29 - April 04, 2020

March 26, 2020

Date Changes
March 22-28, 2020
  • DSCA Policy Memo 20-11, Prior Coordination of Adjusting Entries in Transportation Sub-Accounts has been posted.

    Effective immediately, 15 day prior written notice must be given to DSCA before entering any adjusting entry affecting a DSCA Building Partner Capacity (BPC) Transportation Sub-Account (L109 to L709), where the total of adjustments in a single batch exceeds $100,000.00.

  • DSCA Policy Memo 20-15, Program Execution Requirements under 10 USC Section 333 has been posted.

    Effective immediately, this memorandum implements the attached program execution requirements for programs pursuant to Title 10, Chapter 16, Section 333 (Section 333, Train & Equip) authority. The attached program execution requirements will be included in a future comprehensive revision to Chapters 11 and 15 of the Security Assistance Management Manual (SAMM) to reflect Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 National Defense Authorization Act consolidation of multiple authorities and its impact on execution.

  • DSCA Policy Memo 20-16, Updates to Transportation Policy has been posted.

    This memorandum revises the Section C.7.12. Defense Transportation System Costs policy to clarify that non-premium one-time-only transportation costs may be used below-the-line. This language does not change the requirement that any premium one-time-only transportation must be placed above-the-line on a separate line item.

    This memorandum adds Section C.9.17. Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Trust Fund Transportation Cost Clearing Account. This language defines account upper and lower controls and provides for daily, monthly and annual reviews of this account.

March 12, 2020

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March 08-14, 2020

February 18, 2020

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February 16-22, 2020

February 03, 2020

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February 02-08, 2020
  • DSCA Policy Memo 20-03, Calendar Year (CY) 2020 Transportation Costs Look Up Table Rates has been posted.

    Memo provides the CY20 transportation costs to be applied to sensitive and hazardous end items that are shipped to Foreign Military Sales customers via the Defense Transportation System. These CY20 rates will be published as E-Change 465 to the Security Assistance Management Manual, Appendix 2, A2.2. DFAS-Indianapolis will update the Defense Integrated Financial System (DIFS) with the new rates effective 10 February 2020.

    This memo adds CY2020 Transportation Rates to A2 - Transportation Cost Look-Up Tables.