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DSCA 18-52

Memo Status : Active
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DEFENSE SECURITY COOPERATION AGENCY
201 12th STREET SOUTH, STE 203
ARLINGTON, VA 22202-5408

2/22/2019

MEMORANDUM FOR :

DEPUTY UNDER SECRETARY OF THE AIR FORCE FOR INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE ARMY FOR DEFENSE EXPORTS AND COOPERATION
DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE NAVY FOR INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE CONTRACT MANAGEMENT AGENCY
DIRECTOR FOR SECURITY ASSISTANCE, DEFENSE FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING SERVICE - INDIANAPOLIS OPERATIONS
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE INFORMATION SYSTEMS AGENCY
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE LOGISTICS INFORMATION SERVICE
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE REUTILIZATION AND MARKETING SERVICE
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE THREAT REDUCTION AGENCY
DIRECTOR, MISSILE DEFENSE AGENCY
DIRECTOR, NATIONAL GEOSPATIAL-INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
OFFICE OF THE NATIONAL MANAGER, NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY

SUBJECT :

Process Change to National Security Agency (NSA) Authorization-to-Sell Memoranda for Identification Friend or Foe Cryptographic Equipment and Electronic Key Loaders, DSCA Policy 18-52 [SAMM E-Change 400]

REFERENCE :

  1. CJCSI 6510.06C, Communications Security Releases to Foreign Nations, November 8, 2013
  2. DSCA Manual 5105.38-M, Security Assistance Management Manual, Section C3.7.

The following process change is effective immediately regarding NSA's Authorization-to-Sell memorandum for IFF Mode 5 cryptographic equipment and the following electronic key loaders: AN/PYQ-10 (all variants); AN/CYZ-10 V3; or KIK-20/SIK-20, included in LOA case packages.

  1. A signed NSA Authorization-to-Sell memorandum is required when specified IFF Mode 5 cryptographic equipment and/or electronic key loaders are offered to a country for the first time.

  2. A signed NSA Authorization-to-Sell memorandum is required for any amendment to an implemented LOA when specified IFF Mode 5 cryptographic equipment and/or electronic key loaders are offered to a country for the first time.

  3. NSA Authorization-to-Sell memoranda will authorize the transfer of an unlimited quantity of specified IFF Mode 5 cryptographic equipment and/or electronic key loaders for basic cases, and amendments to implemented LOAs. Previous NSA Authorization-to-Sell memoranda listing quantities no longer require additional NSA Authorization-to-Sell memoranda in order to increase quantities of IFF Mode 5 cryptographic equipment and the following electronic key loaders: AN/PYQ-10 (all variants); AN/CYZ-10 V3; or KIK-20/SIK-20.

  4. All NSA Authorization-to-Sell memoranda that include IFF Mode 5 cryptographic equipment and/or electronic key loaders cited in this memo must be signed by the NSA Deputy Chief of the Office of Policy, Information, Performance, and Exports (PIPE/P1), or approved designee, and included in LOA case packages.

  5. This process change applies only when the integration of IFF Mode 5 cryptographic equipment cited in NSA Authorization-to-Sell memoranda is performed by qualified and authorized U.S. personnel into U.S.-manufactured weapon systems, platforms, or sensors.

  6. This process change does NOT apply to:

    • Foreign-produced IFF Mode 5 cryptographic equipment.
    • Integration of U.S.-manufactured IFF Mode 5 cryptographic equipment into foreign-manufactured weapon systems, platforms, or sensors.
  7. This process change does not alter or supersede requirements for NSA Authorization-to-Sell memoranda for all other NSA-certified cryptographic equipment.

If you have any questions concerning this process change, please contact DSCA-DSA/WPNS C4I International Programs Mr. Chris King, Christopher.S.King26.civ@mail.mil, (703) 697-9963 or Mr. Rob Sprout, Robert.H.Sprout.civ@mail.mil, (703) 697-9817. For general questions concerning the SAMM, please contact DSCA-STR/SPI, Michelle Davis, (703) 697-9052, michelle.davis13.civ@mail.mil.

Gregory M. Kausner
Deputy Director

ATTACHMENT :
As stated

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SECURITY ASSISTANCE MANAGEMENT MANUAL (SAMM), E-CHANGE 400

  1. Revise C3.7.3.2.2. and C3.7.3.2.4 as follows:

C3.7.3.2.2. COMSEC/INFOSEC Release. The release process for COMSEC/INFOSEC products is defined in CJCSI 6510.06 series. COMSEC/INFOSEC releases to non-NATO nations (excluding Australia and New Zealand) are limited to specific quantities in support of a specific interoperability requirement with the exception of GPS/PPS, IFF Mode 4/5, and AN/PYQ-10 (all variants) Simple Key Loader (SKL); AN/CYZ-10 V3; or KIK-20/SIK-20 device releases, which are not limited to a specific quantity or U.S. manufactured weapon system, platform, or sensor. Once GPS/PPS, IFF Mode 4/5, AN/PYQ-10 (all variants) Simple Key Loader (SKL); AN/CYZ-10 V3; or KIK-20/SIK-20 devices are initially approved for release, the purchaser may obtain them through National Security Agency-authorized channels without further approvals required.

C3.7.3.2.4. INFOSEC Validation/Authorization. All IAs, even those responsible for the acquisition of the COMSEC/INFOSEC devices and embedded cryptographic modules, must request Director National Security Agency (DIRNSA) determination as to whether COMSEC/INFOSEC devices and embedded cryptographic modules are releasable and whether they can be included on an LOA written by an IA other than NSA. Requests must include a copy of the purchaser's LOR, nomenclature of the COMSEC/INFOSEC and/or embedded cryptographic modules, quantities, and identify the weapon system or platform in which the COMSEC/INFOSEC devices will be integrated. DIRNSA will provide a written response to the IA within 30 days of the request. Some responses may include special instructions for COMSEC/INFOSEC materiel that requires special handling.