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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December 01, 2020

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November 29 - December 05, 2020

November 25, 2020

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November 22-28, 2020

November 19, 2020

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November 15-21, 2020

  • DSCA Policy Memo 20-62, Clarification of Zero-Dollar Value Lines on Foreign Military Sales (FMS) and Building Partner Capacity (BPC) Cases has been posted.

    The purpose of this memorandum is to clarify policy on zero-dollar value lines in the Security Assistance Management Manual (SAMM), Chapter 6 (Foreign Military Sales Case Implementation and Execution). The Implementing Agencies (Ias) are not authorized to have case lines with zero-dollar value (or any other non-executable dollar value (i.e., $1, $2 etc.)) for the sole purpose of serving as a placeholder for unidentified requirements.

    This memo revises C6.7.5. Reduction of Value on Unused FMS and BPC Cases and sub-sections.

  • DSCA Policy Memo 20-72, Monthly Oversight and Review of Performance Reporting has been posted.

    The Government Accountability Office (GAO) noted in audit report 20-386 that, although there is a requirement for the Ias to report performance/delivery within a 30-day timeframe to DFAS, the agencies and DSCA lacked a review mechanism to ensure deliveries were reported timely and accurately. Based on the GAO audit and recommendation, DSCA/DBO/FPA is implementing a process to review the DFAS/Security Cooperation Accounting (SCA) monthly report “IA Delivery Report Card” to monitor the accuracy and timely reporting of deliveries.

    This adds C9.13.3. Performance/Delivery Reporting Monthly Review to Chapter 9.

Nov 10, 2020

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November 08-14, 2020

November 02, 2020

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November 01-07, 2020