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DSCA 19-52

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

11/1/2019

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 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

SUBJECT :

Security Assistance Management Manual (SAMM), Administrative Changes, Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) Policy 19-52, [SAMM E-Change 455]

This memorandum updates the SAMM with clerical and administrative changes. This memorandum does not contain contextual policy changes. DSCA will issue contextual changes to the SAMM under a separate policy memo/SAMM E-change. These administrative changes will be included in the online version of the SAMM at http://www.samm.dsca.mil.

The SAMM changes identified in this memorandum are effective immediately. For questions, please contact Andrew Mayer, Andrew.P.Mayer.civ@mail.mil, (703) 697-9480.

Alan Gorowitz
Principal Director
Strategy, Plans, and Programming

ATTACHMENT :
As stated

CC :

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AFRICOM
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EUCOM
INDOPACOM
NORTHCOM
SOCOM
SOUTHCOM
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USASAC-NC
SATFA
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Security Assistance Management Manual (SAMM), E-Change 455
Administrative Changes

  1. Add the following to Table C9.T5. Approved Reciprocal Country Agreement Listing, (Office of Primary Responsibility (OPR): USD(A&S))

    Country/Sec Assist Code Effective Date Cost Waived

    Slovakia

    December 8, 2015

    Quality Assurance and Inspection

  2. Revise LOA Note "Training - Blanket Order" note text to reference the correct table in Chapter 10 as follows:

    Note Text

    "Line _____ provides for Blanket Order Training for purchaser or Benefitting Country personnel. This line also provides for student transportation and living allowance (TLA), which may include medical expenses, while attending CONUS training. TLA will be provided as established per the Security Assistance Management Manual (SAMM) and charged to this case. Living allowance per student is limited to the rates authorized in the SAMM, Table C10.T10."

    Reason: LOA note updated to correct reference to C10.T10.

  3. Revise C12.3.9.9.2.Munition Storage Facilities as follows:

    C12.3.9.9.2. Munition Storage Facilities. OHDACA funds may be used to remediate existing PN munition storage facilities as necessary for the facility to meet RRPL 1 of the IATG. OHDACA funds should not be used to fund construction of new PN munition storage facilities. CCMDs should identify requirements for new munition storage facility construction to DSCA (Building Partner Capacity Directorate (BPC) Humanitarian Assistance, Disaster Relief, & Mine Action (HDM)) so DoD efforts can be effectively coordinated with any related DoS/WRA NADR efforts.

    Reason: The second sentence begins with "OHDACA funds may not..." but we should say "OHDACA funds should not".

  4. Revise C7.T1. and C7.13.3. as follows, "Defense Security Service (DSS)" should be replaced with "Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA)". The change aligns the updates the name of the agency in Chapter 7 to be consistent with Executive Order 13869.

  5. Revise C6.3.11.2. as follows to correct an inconsistency and typo:

    C6.3.11.2. Reporting. The DSCA Chief Performance Management Office (CPO) will monitor IA use of the authority in order to measure effects on overall case performance. To that end, IAs must submit to CPO a quarterly report identifying the types of acquisition planning activities performed under this paragraph and the amount of time spent on each activity. Reports are due on the first Tuesday of the month following the end of a quarter. The reporting template is provided in Figure C6.F2.

  6. Revise Paragraph C6.7.1.1. to read as below. The addition of the third sentence restates here the definitions of scope provided in Section C5.4. for clarity, and the parenthetical reference points readers to C6.7.2.3. on conditions for limited scope changes through concurrent modification.

    C6.7.1.1. Use of an Amendment. An Amendment is necessary when a change requires purchaser acceptance. The scope of the case is a key issue to consider in deciding whether to prepare an Amendment, Modification, or new LOA. In defined order cases, scope is limited to the quantity of items or described services including specific performance periods listed on the LOA; in blanket order cases, scope is limited to the specified item or service categories, and the case or line dollar value. In Cooperative Logistics Supply Support Arrangements (CLSSAs), scope is limited by the LOA description of end items to be supported and dollar values of the FMSO I and II cases. A scope change takes place when the original purpose of a case line or note changes. This may be reflected through either an increase or decrease in dollar value, quantity, or lead-time. (See C6.7.2.3. on conditions for limited scope changes through concurrent modification.) An LOA note revision can also be considered a scope change if it alters the original purpose of the line or case. Major increases in scope such as addition or deletion of Significant Military Equipment (SME), including Major Defense Equipment (MDE), normally require the preparation of a new LOA vice an Amendment. The reasons for the changes are the key determinants as to the type of LOA document that is appropriate. Table C6.T7. provides examples of changes that require an Amendment. This list is not all-inclusive.