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DSCA 20-46

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

9/4/2020

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 20-46, [SAMM E-Change 494]

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 :

STATE/PM-RSAT
AFRICOM
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EUCOM
INDOPACOM
NORTHCOM
SOCOM
SOUTHCOM
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USCG International Affairs (G-CI)

Security Assistance Management Manual (SAMM), E-Change 494
Administrative Changes

  • C4.T2C. - Security Cooperation (SC) Customer and Regional Codes and FMS Eligibility (NATO). Move "Multinational Force and Observers (MFO) in the Sinai" from Table C4.T2C. to Table C4.T2D. - Security Cooperation (SC) Customer and Regional Codes and FMS Eligibility (Regions).

  • Figure C5.F5. Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) Information. Section 2. Information entered by the USG, paragraph b. Description/Condition. Replace the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) U.S. Munitions List (USML) Category table with the current version of the ITAR USML table.

    International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) U.S. Munitions List (USML) Category

    I Firearms and Related Articles
    II Guns and Armament
    III Ammunition/Ordnance
    IV Launch Vehicles, Guided Missiles, Ballistic Missiles, Rockets, Torpedoes, Bombs, and Mines
    V Explosives and Energetic Materials, Propellants, Incendiary Agents, and Their Constituents
    VI Surface Vessels of War and Special Naval Equipment
    VII Ground Vehicles
    VIII Aircraft and Related Articles
    IX Military Training Equipment and Training
    X Personal Protective Equipment
    XI Military Electronics
    XII Fire Control, Laser, Imaging, and Guidance Equipment
    XIII Materials and Miscellaneous Articles
    XIV Toxicological Agents, Including Chemical Agents, Biological Agents, and Associated Equipment
    XV Spacecraft and Related Articles
    XVI Nuclear Weapons Related Articles
    XVII Classified Articles, Technical Data, and Defense Services Not Otherwise Enumerated
    XVIII Directed Energy Weapons
    XIX Gas Turbine Engines and Associated Equipment
    XX Submersible Vessels and Related Articles
    XXI Articles, Technical Data, and Defense Services Not Otherwise Enumerated
  • C6.1.2. Emergency Case Implementation. Clarify the appropriate approval level by revising the first sentence.

    • Current: "On an exception basis, DSCA (Directorate of Business Operations (DBO)) may approve emergency implementation of an FMS case."

    • Revised: "On an exception basis, the DSCA (Directorate of Business Operations (DBO) Country Financial Management Division (CFM)) Supervisor may approve emergency implementation of an FMS case."

  • C8.3.1. Routine EUM. Clarify the reporting process by revising the final sentence.

    • Current: "SCOs must conduct REUM checks at least quarterly, and must document all REUM checks using the electronic REUM checklists available in the SCIP-EUM database."

    • Revised: "SCOs must conduct REUM checks at least quarterly, and must document all REUM checks in the SCIP-EUM database using the REUM check entry form available on the Routine EUM page."

  • Appendix 6 Letter of Offer and Acceptance Notes. Delete the Enhanced Targeting Data (ETD) Physical Security and Accountability Requirements note at https://samm.dsca.mil/loanote/enhanced-targeting-data-etd-physical-security-and-accountability-requirements. This change is consistent with actions in 2018 that removed ETD from the Enhanced EUM list, updated the MASL to Routine ("R") and removed ETD from SAMM C8.T4 Defense Articles Designated for EEUM for all FMS-eligible Countries table.

  • Appendix 6 Letter of Offer and Acceptance Notes. Clarify note usage in each of the following notes:

    • Communications Security (COMSEC) Enhanced End-Use Monitoring (EEUM) - FMS - NATO Members, Australia, Or New Zealand;

    • Communications Security (COMSEC) Enhanced End-Use Monitoring (EEUM) - FMS - To Other Than NATO Members, Australia, Or New Zealand,

    • Communications Security (COMSEC) Enhanced End-Use Monitoring (EEUM) - BPC - NATO Members, Australia, Or New Zealand; and

    • Communications Security (COMSEC) Enhanced End-Use Monitoring (EEUM) - BPC - To Other Than NATO Members, Australia, Or New Zealand,

    by combining two sentences in current language to a single sentence. Current and revised versions below:

    • Current: "Mandatory for Amendments and Modifications that add COMSEC equipment. Mandatory for Amendments that add no additional COMSEC equipment if the note on the current implemented version of the case varies from this text."

    • Revised: "Mandatory for Amendments and Modifications that include or add COMSEC equipment if the note on the current implemented version of the case varies from this text."

  • Glossary. Revise the definition of Third Party Transfer for accuracy to read:

    • Current: "The retransfer of U.S. defense articles, services, and training to a country (a third country) from a country that originally acquired such items from the United States. As a condition of the original sale or transfer, the recipient government must obtain the consent of the Department of State for any proposed third country/party transfer. Also, when such proposed transfers involve items valued at $50 million or more, or $14 million or more of MDE, they must be reported to Congress and are subject to a joint resolution of disapproval. Finally, as a condition of such transfers, the country acquiring the items must agree to obtain the consent of the DoS in the event of a future sale to yet another country."

    • Revised: "The transfer from its current owner to a foreign government or any private entity of U.S. defense articles, services, training, or information originally acquired from the United States by a foreign government. As a condition of any U.S. Government authorized sale, lease or grant, the divesting party must agree to obtain the written consent of the Department of State prior to any temporary or permanent retransfer of, or access to, U.S.-provided defense articles, data, services, and training to a third party, defined as anyone not an officer, employee, or agent (defined as freight forwarder only) of the divesting government or of the USG. The term is also used to refer to the requirement to seek prior Department of State approval for modifications, changes in end-use, and disposal."