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DEFENSE SECURITY COOPERATION AGENCY
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3/12/2021

MEMORANDUM FOR :

DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE ARMY FOR DEFENSE EXPORTS AND COOPERATION
DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE NAVY FOR INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS
DEPUTY UNDER SECRETARY OF THE AIR FORCE FOR INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE CONTRACT MANAGEMENT AGENCY
DIRECTOR, SECURITY ASSISTANCE, DEFENSE FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING SERVICE
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE INFORMATION SYSTEMS AGENCY
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE THREAT REDUCTION AGENCY
DIRECTOR, NATIONAL GEOSPATIAL-INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
DIRECTOR, MISSILE DEFENSE AGENCY
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE LOGISTICS INFORMATION SERVICE
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY DISPOSITION
DEPUTY DIRECTOR FOR INFORMATION ASSURANCE, NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY

SUBJECT :

Update to SAMM Section C10.8.2. and Appendix 6, "Training - Homeland Security Information and Forfeiture Charges" Case Note, DSCA Policy 21-36, [SAMM E-Change 479]

This memorandum incorporates E-Change 479 into the Security Assistance Management Manual (SAMM), per the attachment. New vetting procedures for International Military Students (IMS) and Accompanying Family Members (AFM) are in development and will change processing requirements and associated timelines. This change is a necessary interim step while the guidance and comprehensive pending revisions to SAMM Chapter 10 are underway. Once the new IMS vetting guidance is finalized DSCA, will implement the new procedures under a separate policy memo and SAMM e-change.

These administrative changes will be included in the online version of the SAMM at https://samm.dsca.mil and is effective immediately. For questions regarding this policy please contact Ms. Kathy Ton, khanh.t.ton.civ@mail.mil or (703) 697-9316 and for general SAMM related questions please contact Ms. Caroline Chin, caroline.s.chin.civ@mail.mil or (703) 697-9073.

Alan Gorowitz
Principal Director
Strategy, Plans, and Programs

ATTACHMENT :
1) E-Change # 479

CC :

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Security Assistance Management Manual (SAMM), E-Change # 479

1) Update to SAMM Section C10.8.2 text to read:

C10.8.2. IMS and Authorized Dependent Data Requirements for All DoD Provided Training.

C10.8.2.1. The SCO will validate if the IMS has a current Student Control Number (SCN) and ensure the same SCN is used for subsequent training. The SCO must input all required IMS individual identification into the Security Cooperation Training Management System (SC-TMS) in the United States for training. This applies to all IMS attending DoD provided CONUS and OCONUS resident and non-resident training. See SAMM Section C10.8.3., for additional OCONUS SCET/MET/MTT requirements.

C10.8.2.2. The purchaser or Benefitting Country must provide all required biographic and biometric information for an IMS and Accompanying Family Members (AFM). All training tracks in the Security Assistance Network (SAN) database must include the information required by the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence and Security (USDP(I&S)) and allow adequate time for security vetting.

C10.8.2.3. If any required IMS or AFM information is not available by the required date to facilitate security vetting the appropriate MILDEP may cancel or re-schedule the training. Forfeiture charges will apply in accordance with the DoD FMR, Volume 15, Chapter 7. SCOs will encourage Purchaser or Benefitting Country to simultaneously submit all required IMS and AFM information for both a primary and an alternate training candidate to ensure adequate time for security vetting to be completed prior to the start of training.

2) Revise Appendix 6: ‘Training - Homeland Security Information and Forfeiture Charges’ LOA note.

Training - Homeland Security Information and Forfeiture Charges

Note Usage

FMS : Yes

BPC : Yes

Mandatory for LOAs that include training of international students in the U.S.

Mandatory for Amendments and Modifications that include or add training of international students in the U.S. if the note on the current implemented version of the case varies from this text.

References

See SAMM Section C10.8.2.

Note Input Responsibility

IA

Note Text

“To receive training under this LOA, the purchaser or Benefitting Country must provide all required biographic and biometric information for its International Military Students and Accompanying Family Members as arranged and specified by U.S. team in country to allow adequate time for security vetting. If any required information is not provided by such date, the U.S. Government will cancel or re-schedule the subject training. Forfeiture charges may apply in accordance with the DoD FMR, Volume 15, Chapter 7 and the Security Assistance Management Manual (SAMM), Chapter 10. The purchaser or Benefitting Country are encouraged to simultaneously submit all required information for both a primary and an alternate training candidate.”

3) Add to Appendix 6: ‘CONUS Training’ LOA note..

CONUS Training

Note Usage

FMS : Yes

BPC : Yes

Mandatory for LOAs, Amendments and Modifications that include training for international students in the U.S.

This note should be included underneath the MASL description for the applicable line (vice in the note pages).

References

See SAMM Section C10.8.2.

Note Input Responsibility

IA

Note Text

“This case includes CONUS training for international students.”