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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:

February 18, 2020

Date Changes
February 16-22, 2020

February 03, 2020

Date Changes
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.

January 30, 2020

Date Changes
January 26-31, 2020

January 06, 2020

Date Changes
January 05-11, 2019
  • DSCA Policy Memo 19-32 Update to Cargo Preference Requirements has been posted.

    This memorandum updates the Cargo Preference requirements in Chapter 7 of the Security Assistance Management Manual (SAMM) to reflect the current ocean shipping environment and to ensure the maximum amount of applicable cargoes are carried by U.S. Flag vessels, while remaining responsive to foreign partners’ needs.

    Memo revises C7.9.1. Cargo Preference (Ocean) and subsections.

  • DSCA Policy Memo 19-43 Reduction to the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Contract Administrative Services Surcharge Rate and Rate Structure has been posted.

    In accordance with the SAMM, Chapter 9, paragraph C9.16.3.3, DSCA conducted a comprehensive review of the Contract Administration Services Cost Clearing Account, including a review of the CAS surcharge rate. This review concluded that higher than expected annual sales has led to a healthy account balance sufficient enough to meet anticipated expenditures until the next review cycle in five years and supported a reduction to the CAS surcharge rate. As a result, the Office of the Under Secretary for Defense – Comptroller has approved a 0.20% reduction – from 1.20% to 1.00% -- in the CONUS FMS CAS surcharge rate, effective February 1, 2020.

    Memo revises Table C9.T4. Table of Charges.

December 31, 2019

Date Changes
December 29-31, 2019