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DEFENSE SECURITY COOPERATION AGENCY
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, 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
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE THREAT REDUCTION AGENCY
DIRECTOR, MISSILE DEFENSE AGENCY
DIRECTOR, NATIONAL GEOSPATIAL-INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
DEPUTY DIRECTOR FOR INFORMATION ASSURANCE, NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY
Assignment of Program Code "W9" to track Fiscal Year (FY) 2016117 Funds Provided for the Syria Train and Equip Program, Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) Policy 16-74 [SAMM E-Change 342]
Effective immediately, Program Code "W9" is assigned to track FY 2016117 Overseas Contingency Operations funds provided to conduct or support Syria Train and Equip program or programs. The Syria Train and Equip program was authorized by Section 1209 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for 2015 (PL 113-291), as amended. Funding for the Syria Train and Equip program is provided by the FY 2016/2017 Counterterrorism Partnership Fund (CTPF), as appropriated under the heading "Counterterrorism Partnerships Fund" in the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2016 (Division C of Public Law 114-113).
Section 1209 authorizes the Secretary of Defense to provide assistance, including training, equipment, supplies, stipends, construction of training and associated facilities, and sustainment, to appropriately vetted elements of the Syrian opposition and other appropriately vetted Syrian groups and individuals. All implemented cases should be modified prior to case closure to replace this appropriations authority with the full-year appropriations legislation. Management and execution of FY 2017 (W9) programs will comply with guidance provided in the Security Assistance Management Manual (SAMM), Chapter 15.
| Accel. Case
|Syria Train and Equip Program, FY 2016/17||W9||CE||NR||AECA Only||No|
The appropriation available for W9 Letters of Offer and Acceptance (LOAs) is recorded in the SAMM, Table C15.T2, Appropriation Authority column, and shall be cited on each W9 LOA in the Funds Expiration, Purpose, Availability, and Amount note.
The SAMM Table C15.T2, Building Partnership Capacity (BPC) Program Codes and Authorities, is updated as follows:
| Funds Availability
Ends on September 30 of:
Unless Otherwise Noted
|Funds Cancel on September 30 of:|
|Syria Train and Equip Fund||W9||Section 1209 of the NDAA for 2015 (PL 113-291), as amended.||Defending the Syrian people from attacks by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), and securing territory controlled by the Syrian opposition. Protecting the United States, its friends and allies, and the Syrian people from the threats posed by terrorists in Syria. Promoting the conditions for a negotiated settlement to end the conflict in Syria.||97 7 0100||P.L. 114-113 FY16||2017||2022|
Instructions for preparation of W9 LOA documents are found in the SAMM, Table C15.3. Standard notes applicable to BPC programs are found in the SAMM, Appendix 6, LOA Notes Listing. Funding associated with W9 LOAs will be fully expended and W9 cases will be reconciled and closed as soon as possible, but no later than two months before the funds cancellation date.
If you have any questions concerning this guidance, please contact Ms. Caroline Chin, DSCA-STR/SPI, firstname.lastname@example.org, (703) 697-9073.
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