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:

2021 - July 21

Date Changes

July 21, 2021

  • DSCA Policy Memo 21-42, Prohibitions on Certain Third-Party Funds has been posted.

    This memorandum updates the Security Assistance Management Manual (SAMM), Chapter 9 as detailed in the attachment to clarify and further define policy related to prohibitions on certain third-party funds as outlined in the reference. This SAMM change specifically adds language further defining third-party funds; clarifies that there are prohibited sources for third-party funds; advises where to find a list of certain sources in the International Traffic in Arms Regulation (ITAR); advises that using a prohibited funding source may delay or stop progress of a Foreign Military Sale (FMS) case; and informs FMS Partners how to seek clarification on U.S. policy regarding third-party funds.

    This memo updates Chapter 9 by updating C9.7.1. National Funds, and adding subsections . C9.7.1.1. Private or Third-Party, and C9.

2021 - June 16

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June 20-26, 2021

2021 - June 15

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June 13-19, 2021

  • DSCA Policy Memo 21-50, Guidance for Recording Non-Program of Record Case Line Items in DSAMS, has been posted.

    This memorandum directs the Implementing Agencies (IAs) of the U.S. Department of Defense to appropriately mark each case line item in development within the Defense Security Assistance Management System (DSAMS) as either a Program of Record (POR) or Non-Program of Record (NPOR).

2021 May 27

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May 23-29, 2021

2021 May 03

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May 02-08, 2021