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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

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Oct 29, 2020

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October 25-31, 2020

October 28, 2020


A new SAMM Website is coming mid-November.

This is an update to align the site with the style/theme used on the website. The SAMM content will remain the same.

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Note for site external site and content maintainers: All existing hyperlinks into the SAMM will continue to function.

Sept 30, 2020

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Sept 27 - Oct 3, 2020

Sept 18, 2020

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September 13-19, 2020

Sept 02, 2020

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Aug 30 - Sept 05, 2020
  • DSCA Policy Memo 20-14, Dependable Undertaking Update and Clarification has been posted.

    The purpose of this memorandum is to clarify and standardize how Dependable Undertaking (DU) eligibility status is established, managed, and terminated. DU is authorized by the Arms Export Control Act (AECA) Sections 22(a) and 29 and requires that FMS Partners authorized to use DU are able and willing to pay at such times and in such amounts as required by the USG for procurement purchases.

    This memo updates C9.8.3. Dependable Undertaking Status.

  • DSCA Policy Memo 20-45, Revised List for Accelerated Case Closure Procedures (ACCP) Participants has been posted.

    Per the referenced letter (France Ministry of Defense Letter dated 20 May 2020 signed by Colonel (Acquisition) Nicolas Tessaud, Defense Cooperation Attaché the France Ministry of Defense requests to participate in the Accelerated Case Closure Procedures (ACCP) Program. Effective immediately, all cases for this customer will be included in the ACCP program. All Implementing Agencies (IAs) must ensure their Foreign Military Sales (FMS) system(s) reflect this revised information. Likewise, DSCA will update the Defense Security Assistance Management System (DSAMS) accordingly.

    This memo updates: