DEFENSE SECURITY COOPERATION AGENCY
MEMORANDUM FOR :
DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE ARMY FOR DEFENSE EXPORTS AND COOPERATION
DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE NAVY FOR INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS
DEPUTY UNDER SECRETARY OF THE AIR FORCE FOR INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE CONTRACT MANAGEMENT AGENCY
DIRECTOR, SECURITY ASSISTANCE, DEFENSE FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING SERVICE
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE INFORMATION SYSTEMS AGENCY
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE THREAT REDUCTION AGENCY
DIRECTOR, NATIONAL GEOSPATIAL-INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
DIRECTOR, MISSILE DEFENSE AGENCY
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE LOGISTICS INFORMATION SERVICE
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY DISPOSITION
DEPUTY DIRECTOR FOR INFORMATION ASSURANCE, NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY
Assignment of Program Code "AZ" to track Fiscal Year (FY) 2018/2019 DSCA Operation and Maintenance Funds Provided for the Southeast Asia Maritime Security Initiative (MSI), DSCA Policy 18-23 [SAMM E-Change 382]
Effective immediately, Program Code "AZ" is issued to track FY 2018/2019 (two year Base Operation and Maintenance) funds provided to conduct or support programs utilizing the authority provided by section 1263 "the South China Sea Initiative" of the FY 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (Public Law (P.L.) 114-92), as amended by section 1289 of the FY 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (P.L. 114-328) that re-named the authority as "the Southeast Asia Maritime Security Initiative" (MSI). Funds are provided under Division C of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 (P.L. 115-141) and will remain available for obligation until September 30, 2019. Management and execution of FY 2018/2019 "AZ" will comply with guidance provided in the Security Assistance Management Manual (SAMM), Chapter 15.
The SAMM Table C4.T2B, Security Cooperation (SC) Customer and Regional Codes and FMS Eligibility, is updated as follows:
|Southeast Asia Maritime Security Initiative (MSI)||AZ||PA||NR||AECA Only||No|
The appropriation available for "AZ" Letters of Offer and Acceptance (LOAs) is recorded in the SAMM, Table C15.T2, Appropriation Authority column, and shall be cited on each "AZ" LOA in the Funds Expiration, Purpose, Availability, and Amount note.
The SAMM Table C15.T2, Building Partnership Capacity (BPC) Programs and Authorities, is updated to include the following:
Ends on September 30 of:
Unless Otherwise Noted
|Funds Cancel on September 30 of:|
|Southeast Asia Maritime Security Initiative" (MSI)||AZ||P.L. 114-92 as amended by P.L. 114-328||Increase maritime security and maritime domain awareness for foreign countries along the South China Sea||97 18/19 0100||P.L. 115-141||2019||2024|
Instructions for preparation of "AZ" LOA documents are found in the SAMM, Table C15.5. Funding associated with "AZ" LOAs will be fully expended and "AZ" cases will be reconciled and closed as soon as possible, but no later than two months before the funds cancellation date.
If you have any questions concerning this guidance, please contact Ms. Caroline Chin, DSCA-STR/SPI, firstname.lastname@example.org, (703) 697-9073.
Gregory M. Kausner
USCG International Affairs (G-CI)