DEFENSE SECURITY COOPERATION AGENCY
MEMORANDUM FOR :
DIRECTOR, STRATEGY, PLANS AND POLICY, JOINT STAFF
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, DEFENSE FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING SERVICE INDIANAPOLIS
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE INFORMATION SYSTEMS AGENCY
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE TECHNOLOGY SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE THREAT REDUCTION AGENCY
DIRECTOR, MISSILE DEFENSE AGENCY
DIRECTOR, NATIONAL GEOSPATIAL-INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
DEPUTY DIRECTOR FOR INFORMATION ASSURANCE, NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY
Physical Security Certification of Foreign Partner Storage Facilities for Defense Articles Designated for Enhanced End-Use Monitoring, DSCA Policy 20-64 [SAMM E-Change 430]
This memorandum updates the policy contained at SAMM Section C8.4.3. and Table C8.T2. pertaining to the physical security certification of foreign partner storage facilities for defense articles designated for Enhanced End-Use Monitoring (EEUM) designated technologies and/or case-unique weapon system transfers designated for EEUM.
Physical security requirements are an integral part of the LOA development process and should be taken into consideration during the requirements definition process. The purpose of DoD conducting physical security storage facility certifications is to ensure that U.S. partner nations provide substantially the same level of physical security as what the United States would provide, as required by the Arms Export Control Act.
Physical security storage facility certifications conducted in support of the DoD Golden Sentry End-Use Monitoring Program shall be reciprocally accepted across Implementing Agencies within the Security Risk Categories identified within DoD 5100.76-M and other higher policy guidance and directives. DSCA's Golden Sentry team will ensure standardization of physical security certification and inspection checklists across Security Risk Categories in support of our international partners.
The attached SAMM update, E-Change 430, formalizes this change. If you have any questions concerning this policy contact Mr. John Oswald, DSCA EUM Policy Lead, at 703-697-9427, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. For general questions relating to the SAMM, please contact Ms. Mel Dockstader, at (703) 697-9058 or Melissa.email@example.com. Implementing Agencies should ensure dissemination to supporting activities. The SAMM is available at https://www.samm.dsca.mil/.
Strategy, Plans, and Programs
Security Assistance Management Manual (SAMM), DSCA 20-64, E-Change 430
1. Update paragraph C8.4.3. as follows:
C8.4.3. Site Surveys/Certification of Storage Facilities. With the exception of Night Vision Devices and Communications Security (COMSEC) equipment, Implementing Agencies / Military Departments (IAs / MILDEPs) are responsible for conducting physical security inspections for certifications of partner nations' storage facilities before EEUM-designated weapons systems and enhanced case-unique weapons systems are delivered or moved to a new or uncertified facility. IA / MILDEP will certify foreign countries' weapons storage facilities to standards specified in accordance with DoD Manual 5100.76-M, "Physical Security of Sensitive Conventional Arms, Ammunition and Explosives," or by other appropriate authorities for EEUM articles not listed in DoD Manual 5100.76-M. Discrepancies identified during the physical security storage facility inspections shall be corrected or compensatory measures implemented prior to shipment of any EEUM-designated items and enhanced case-unique weapons systems.
C220.127.116.11. Security Managers and Site Certification Reports. The IA / MILDEP will ensure DSCA has a current list, by weapon system, of all security inspectors/managers responsible for conducting physical security inspections and certifications. The IA / MILDEP will provide DSCA a copy of all facility certification reports within 30 calendar days of conducting the facility certification by ensuring the reports are uploaded to the site certification repository within the SCIP-EUM database.
C18.104.22.168. Facility Certification Costs. SAMM Table C9.T2. (lines 16 and 85) addresses the proper source of funding to pay for foreign facility certifications. Certification of foreign sites/facilities storing equipment designated for EEUM and enhanced case-unique weapons systems shall be case-funded. FMS admin funds may be used to certify foreign facilities prior to LOA implementation; however, these costs must be reimbursed on the subsequent LOA. If a LOA is never implemented, the IA Pre-LOR funds remain the proper funding source.
C22.214.171.124. Facility Certification Reciprocity. Foreign partner facility certifications shall be conducted consistent with the appropriate Security Risk Category (SRC) of the weapon system to be stored. Excluding specified compensatory measures, facility certifications by one IA / MILDEP in one SRC are reciprocally accepted for storage of weapons systems offered by another MILDEP in the same SRC when applicable. IA / MILDEP security inspectors/managers will coordinate facility inspection visits with DSCA, SCOs, and other MILDEPs in advance to prevent the need to conduct a new facility inspection if another IA / MILDEP has already certified the same facility. The site certification repository within the SCIP-EUM database will indicate if certification by another IA / MILDEP already exists at a proposed storage location. DSCA will work with the IA / MILDEP to ensure standardized physical security inspection/certification checklists are developed for each SRC.
C126.96.36.199. Compensatory Measures. All IA / MILDEP facility certifications shall be conducted consistent with the appropriate Security Risk Category (SRC) of the weapon system to be stored and other items designated as EEUM must be protected to substantially the same level of security as afforded by the USG. The IA / MILDEP must document any areas where the foreign facilities do not meet the physical security requirements stated in DoD Manual 5100.76-M, by other appropriate authorities, stipulated in the LOAs, or required by using risk management principles and will identify if any acceptable compensatory measures are in place or required. SCOs shall verify that compensatory measures remain in place during annual inspections as documented by the IA / MILDEP.
C188.8.131.52. Facility Changes. Substantial changes to certified facilities at any time that cause them to no longer meet the physical security requirements will need to be recertified. In addition, newly built foreign storage facilities will need to be certified prior to storing designated EEUM articles and enhanced case-unique weapon systems. The effort to certify and recertify storage facilities shall be case-funded. SCOs will report foreign facility discrepancies and newly-built foreign facilities storing EEUM-designated items and enhanced case-unique weapons systems to DSCA and the IA / MILDEP within 72-hours after discovery.
2. Update paragraph C8.T2. (DoD End-Use Monitoring Responsibilities) as follows:
MILDEPs and Implementing Agencies (IAs)