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DSCA 20-29

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

7/27/2020

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 20-29, [SAMM E-Change 480]

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

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Security Assistance Management Manual (SAMM), E-Change 480 Administrative Changes

  1. Change Appendix 6, “Justification and Approval (J&A) for Sole Source Procurement” note to read

    FMS

    No

    BOC

    Yes

    Note Input Responsibility

    IA

    Note Usage:

    Mandatory for BPC LOAs which include a sole source requirement.
    Mandatory for BPC Amendments or Modifications which add or modify a sole source requirement.

  2. Appendix 6: Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM) Classified Defense Articles, the second line of Note Usage is revised to clarify:

    Current:

    Mandatory for Amendments that add AMRAAM missiles or AMRAAM GCSs.

    Change to:

    Mandatory for Amendments that add AMRAAM missiles or AMRAAM GCSs if the latest version is not already on the implemented version.

  3. Appendix 6: Advanced Threat Infrared Countermeasures System (ATIRCM) and/or Key ATIRCM Components, the second line of Note Usage is revised to clarify:

    Current:

    Mandatory for all Amendments that add ATIRCM, or the ATIRCM Infrared Jam Head (IRJH) or ATIRCM Multi-Band Laser (MBL) when sold separately as spares if not previously included on the case.

    Change to:

    Change to: Mandatory for all Amendments that include ATIRCM, or the ATIRCM Infrared Jam Head (IRJH) or ATIRCM Multi-Band Laser (MBL) when sold separately as spares if not previously included on the case.

  4. Appendix 6: Air Intercept Missile-9X (AIM-9X); Category III Missile, the second line of Note Usage is revised to clarify:

    Current:

    Mandatory for Amendments that add AIM-9X missiles, GUs, CATMs, and NATMs. Mandatory for Amendments that add no additional AIM-9X missiles, GUs, CATMS, or NATMs if the note on the current implemented version of the case varies from this text.

    Change to:

    Mandatory for LOAs, Amendments, and Modifications that include AIM-9X missiles, GUs, CATMs, and NATMs. Amendments and Modifications must include the newest version of the note if not on the implemented version of the case.

  5. Appendix 6: Harpoon Block II - Category III Missile, the second line of Note Usage is revised to clarify:

    Current:

    Mandatory for Amendments and Modifications that add Harpoon Block II missiles, retrofit kits, and GCU spares.

    Change to:

    Mandatory for LOAs, Amendments and Modifications that include Harpoon Block II missiles, retrofit kits, and GCU spares. Amendments and Modifications must include the newest version of the note if not on the implemented version of the case.

  6. Appendix 6: Javelin Physical Security and Accountability Plan, the second line of Note Usage is revised to clarify:

    Current:

    Mandatory for Amendments that add Javelin Missile Systems.

    Change to:

    Change to: Mandatory for LOAs, Amendments and Modifications that include Javelin Missile Systems. Amendments and Modifications must include the newest version of the note if not on the implemented version of the case.

  7. Appendix 6: Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) - Category III Missile, the second line of Note Usage is revised to clarify:

    Current:

    Mandatory for Amendments or Modifications that add the JASSM AUR or the ITV.

    Change to:

    Change to: Mandatory for LOAs, Amendments, and Modifications that include the JASSM AUR or the ITV. Amendments and Modifications must include the newest version of the note if not on the implemented version of the case.

  8. Appendix 6: Joint Standoff Weapon System (JSOW) - Category III Missile, the second line of Note Usage is revised to clarify:

    Current:

    Mandatory for Amendments that add JSOW missiles, CFVs, and MSUs.

    Change to:

    Mandatory for LOAs, Amendments, and Modifications that include JSOW missiles, CFVs, and MSUs. Amendments and Modifications must include the newest version of the note if not on the implemented version of the case.

  9. Appendix 6: Lethal Miniature Aerial Missile System (LMAMS) Switchblade, add a second line of Note Usage to read:

    Add:

    Mandatory for LOAs, Amendments, and Modifications that include the LMAMS Switchblade Missile. Amendments and Modifications must include the newest version of the note if not on the implemented version of the case.

  10. Appendix 6: Man-Portable Air Defense Systems - NATO+3, the second line of Note Usage is revised to clarify:

    Current:

    Mandatory for Amendments and Modifications that add MANPADS to cases for NATO, NATO Nations, Japan, Australia and New Zealand.

    Change to:

    Mandatory for LOAs, Amendments, and Modifications that include MANPADS on cases for NATO, NATO Nations, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. Amendments and Modifications must include the newest version of the note if not on the implemented version of the case.

  11. Appendix 6: Man-Portable Air Defense Systems - Non-NATO, the second line of Note Usage is revised to clarify:

    Current:

    Mandatory for Amendments and Modifications that add MANPADS to cases for purchasers other than NATO, NATO Nations, Japan, Australia and New Zealand.

    Change to:

    Mandatory for LOAs, Amendments, and Modifications that include MANPADS on cases for purchasers other than NATO, NATO Nations, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. Amendments and Modifications must include the newest version of the note if not on the implemented version of the case.

  12. Appendix 6: Night Vision Devices (NVDs) Physical Security and Accountability - BPC, the second line of Note Usage is revised to clarify:

    Current:

    Mandatory for Amendments and Modifications that add NVDs or image intensifier tubes to a case.

    Change to:

    Mandatory for Amendments and Modifications that include NVDs or image intensifier tubes. Amendments and Modifications must include the newest version of the note if not on the implemented version of the case.

  13. Appendix 6: Night Vision Devices (NVDs) Physical Security and Accountability - FMS, the second line of Note Usage is revised to clarify:

    Current:

    Mandatory for Amendments and Modifications that add NVDs or image intensifier tubes to a case.

    Change to:

    Change to: Mandatory for Amendments and Modifications that include NVDs or image intensifier tubes. Amendments and Modifications must include the newest version of the note if not on the implemented version of the case.

  14. Appendix 6: Standard Missile 3 (SM-3) - Category III Missiles, the second line of Note Usage is revised to clarify:

    Current:

    Mandatory for Amendments and Modifications that add SM-3 missiles.

    Change to:

    Mandatory for LOAs, Amendments, and Modifications that include SM-3 missiles. Amendments and Modifications must include the newest version of the note if not on the implemented version of the case.

  15. Appendix 6: Standoff Land Attack Missile-Expanded Response (SLAM-ER) - Category III Missile, the second line of Note Usage is revised to clarify:

    Current:

    Mandatory for Amendments and Modifications that add SLAM-ER missiles, retrofit kits, and GNU spares.

    Change to:

    Mandatory for LOAs, Amendments, and Modifications that include SLAM-ER missiles, retrofit kits, and GNU spares. Amendments and Modifications must include the newest version of the note if not on the implemented version of the case.

  16. Appendix 6: Tube-Launched, Optically-Tracked, Wire-Guided (TOW-2B) Missiles Physical Security and Accountability, the second line of Note Usage is revised to clarify:

    Current:

    Mandatory for Amendments and Modifications that add TOW-2B missiles.

    Change to:

    Mandatory for LOAs, Amendments, and Modifications that include TOW-2B missiles. Amendments and Modifications must include the newest version of the note if not on the implemented version of the case.

  17. Table C9.T14. Intial Deposit Requirements, add the following row:

    Risk Assessed Payment Schedules

    For FMS Partners that require minimal risk mitigation, the payment schedule will require an initial deposit, includes 100% of the highest projected termination liability for the case.

    For FMS Partners that require a higher level of risk mitigation, the payment schedule will require an initial deposit of at least 50% of the total case value, which must be sufficient to also cover 100% of the highest projected termination liability.

  18. C11.3.4. has been updated to align language related to storage charges with a mandatory case note, "Excess Defense Articles (EDA) - Storage Charges for Grant EDA". Revise with highlighted text to read:

    C11.3.4. EDA Pricing. EDA items are priced in accordance with DoD Financial Management Regulations (FMR) 7000.14-R, Volume 15, Chapter 7. Section 706 of Public Law 106-280 (the Security Assistance Act of 2000) states that it is the sense of Congress that the President should make expanded use of the authority to sell EDA by using the flexibility to ascertain the market value of the EDA. USD(C) is responsible for approving pricing exceptions. Storage charges are not automatically applied to EDA transfers; however, reasonable charges will be assessed against items stored beyond 60 days past LOA acceptance. These charges must be stated in an LOA note. See Appendix 6 for the exact note wording.