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DSCA 18-64

Memo Status : Active Notes : Rescinds DSCA 18-47.
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DEFENSE SECURITY COOPERATION AGENCY
201 12th STREET SOUTH, STE 203
ARLINGTON, VA 22202-5408

12/21/2018

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 LOGISTICS AGENCY DISPOSITION SERVICES
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE THREAT REDUCTION AGENCY
DIRECTOR, MISSILE DEFENSE AGENCY
DIRECTOR, NATIONAL GEOSPATIAL - INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
DEPUTY DIRECTOR FOR INFORMATION ASSURANCE, NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE TECHNOLOGY SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

SUBJECT :

Rescinding DSCA Policy 18-47 on Prior Coordination of Price & Availability (P&A) Responses with Contractors, DSCA Policy 18-64 [SAMM E-Change 413]

REFERENCE :

  1. Prior Coordination of Price & Availability (P&A) Responses with Contractors, DSCA Policy 18-47 [SAMM E-Change 398], October, 26, 2018

Section 1297(b) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 required the Department of Defense to establish a process for contractors to provide input, feedback, and adjudication of price and availability (P&A) data prior to delivery to a potential foreign customer. Referenced policy was an effort to meet this requirement.

The initial attempt to implement the policy revealed potential negative consequences of the approach that had not been identified in the coordination process. Effective immediately, the policy and implementing changes to the Security Assistance Management Manual are rescinded pending further review. Over the next 120 days, DSCA will lead a reassessment of options for responding to the requirements of Section 1297(b).

For questions relating to this policy or to the Security Assistance Management Manual (SAMM), please contact Mr. Mike Slack, Strategic Planning and Integration Division, at (703) 697-9058 or e-mail: micheal.d.slack.civ@mail.mil. Implementing Agencies should disseminate this policy to supporting activities.

Charles W. Hooper
Lieutenant General, USA
Director

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