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E-SAMM

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:

April 09, 2019

Date Changes
April 07-13, 2019
  • DSCA Policy Memo 19-23 Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Administrative Surcharge Rate Change Clarification has been posted.

    DSCA will assist the Implementing Agencies to identify any cases requiring surcharge rate adjustments as a result of this policy clarification as well as to communicate these changes to the international partner. Effective immediately, DSCA Policy Memo 18-48, Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Administrative Surcharge Rate Change Clarification is rescinded. Additionally, the attached implementation guidance replaces the guidance that accompanied DSCA policy memorandum 18-27.

March 26, 2019

Date Changes
March 24-30, 2019
  • DSCA Policy Memo 19-18 Security Assistance Management Manual (SAMM) name change for Macedonia has been posted.

    On February 15, 2019, Macedonia was renamed the Republic of North Macedonia, as reflected by the U.S. Board of Geographic Names precipitated by ratification of the 2018 Prespa Agreement. Effective immediately, SAMM Table C4.T2A. Security Cooperation (SC) Customer and Regional Codes and FMS Eligibility (Regions), is updated to indicate the new name and maintain the historical reference to the former name.

March 20, 2019

Date Changes
March 17-23, 2019

March 04, 2019

Date Changes
March 03-09, 2019

February 25, 2019

Date Changes
February 25- March 01, 2019
  • DSCA Policy Memo 18-52 Process Change to National Security Agency (NSA) Authorization-to-Sell Memoranda for Identification Friend or Foe Cryptographic Equipment and Electronic Key Loaders has been posted.

    The CJCSI 6510.06C, Communications Security Releases to Foreign Nations, and the Security Assistance Management Manual 5105.38-M, Chapter 3, Table C3.T8., requires Implementing Agencies (IAs) request an ATS from NSA for IFF Mode 5 cryptographic equipment and/or electronic key loaders offered for the first time to a foreign partner through any basic Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) or Amendment to an implemented LOA. . Under the new process, a single ATS can be submitted as authorization for the transfer of unlimited quantities of IFF Mode 5 cryptographic equipment and/or electronic key loaders on multiple LOAs. This change is part of an ongoing Communications Release reform effort to streamline and align policy guidance with the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) release authorization process, saving time and effort for the IAs and NSA Technology Security Foreign Disclosure (TSFD) offices that process authorization requests to sell these devices.

    This policy memo updates Chapter 3 - Technology Transfer and Disclosure of the SAMM, sections C3.7.3.2.2. COMSEC/INFOSEC Release and C3.7.3.2.4. INFOSEC Validation/Authorization.

  • DSCA Policy Memo 19-03 Prior Year Adjustment Requests for Building Partner Capacity (BPC) Cases has been posted.

    In order to make the prior year adjustment request process more efficient this memorandum establishes definitive timelines for completing the review process, clarifies the required documentation that must be submitted for all requests, requires all prior year requests are completed via an LOA Amendment, and changes the approval authority for BPC LOAs from the DSCA Chief Financial Officer to the DSCA/Directorate of Business Operations (DBO) Comptroller (CMP) for all funding requests which increase the total case value (TCV) of the LOA and the DSCA/DBO Business Deputy for Country Financial Management (CFM) for all adjustment requests within the TCV of the LOA and Period of Performance extensions.

    This policy memo updates Chapter 15 by adding section C15.5.3.6. Prior Year Adjustment (PYA) Requests.

  • DSCA Policy Memo 19-06 Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) Revised Pricing Guidance has been posted.

    This memo revises pricing guidance to enable time savings in the LOA document generation, review, and issuance process. This policy memo updates Section C5.4.13.2. of the SAMM.

  • DSCA Policy Memo 19-08 Cancellation of Temporary NATO+ Status for Jordan with Regard to Certain Requirements of the Arms Export Control Act of 1976 (AECA) has been posted.

    The United States-Jordan Defense Cooperation Act of 2015, Public Law (P.L.) 114-124, which became effective on February 18, 2016, required that during a three-year period beginning from the date of enactment, Jordan would be treated as if it were included with the NATO+ five countries with regard to a variety of requirements of the AECA. This authority expired February 18, 2019 and no longer applies unless renewed by the U.S. Congress.