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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:

November 04, 2019

Date Changes
November 03-09, 2019

October 28, 2019

Date Changes
October 27 - November 02, 2019
  • DSCA Policy Memo 19-40 Special Bill Arrangement Notification on the Letter of Offer and Acceptance has been posted.

    Effective immediately, all Foreign Military Sales (FMS) partners with Special Bill Arrangements (SBAs) will see the following statement (see text in the policy memo) on Letters of Offer and Acceptance (LOAs) that are billed in accordance with a SBA instead of the standard DD645 issued by the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS).

  • DSCA Policy Memo 19-50 Updates to Special Defense Acquisition Fund (SDAF) Inventory Reporting has been posted.

    DoD IG recently determined that DSCA is not reporting the value of the SDAF inventory in the annual financial statement. To correct this problem, DoD IG recommended that DSCA update the SAMM to require the IAs to report the value and location of all SDAF inventory. This e-SAMM change adds three additional data points to the IA quarterly reports section in Table C11.T21 "SDAF Inventory."

    This memo revises Table C11.T21. - SDAF Inventory Report.

October 23, 2019

Date Changes
October 20-26, 2019
  • DSCA Policy Memo 19-42 New Term of Sale, Risk Assessed Payment Schedules (RAPS) has been posted.

    Effective immediately, a new Term of Sale – “Risk Assessed Payment Schedules” – is available for certain Foreign Military Sales (FMS) purchases of eligible FMS Partners. This memorandum establishes the policy to offer and implement Risk Assessed Payment Schedules (RAPS) on Letters of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) for qualified FMS Partners and updates Chapter 9 of the Security Assistance Management Manual (SAMM) accordingly.

    This memo adds section C9.8.4. Risk Assessed Payment Schedules.

October 15, 2019

Date Changes
October 13-19, 2019

October 08, 2019

Date Changes
October 06-12, 2019
  • DSCA Policy Memo 19-16 Standby Letter of Credit has been posted.

    This memorandum provides notification of the attached updated to Chapter 9 of the SAMM pertaining to Standby Letters of Credit (SBLCs). This SAMM update clarifies and standardizes how Standby Letters of Credit (SBLCs) are approved, established, managed, and terminated by updating the SAMM Section on Standby Letters of Credit. This policy update also expands the category of banks that are eligible to issue SBLCs under DSCA’s SBLC program to include U.S.-based foreign banks that hold a Federal License from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) and meet the outlined eligibility criteria. This memo updates C9. Standby Letter of Credit (SBLC) (and subsections), inserts several tables, and insert a new figure Figure C9.F5. - MOU Template for SBLC into the chapter.