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DSCA 17-01

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

1/11/2017

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

SUBJECT :

Assignment of Program Code "Z4" to track Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 /18 Funds Provided for the Syria Train and Equip Program, Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) Policy 17-01 [SAMM E-Change 343]

Effective immediately, Program Code "Z4" is assigned to track FY 2017/18 Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) funds provided to conduct or support the Syria Train and Equip Program or programs. The Syria Train and Equip Program was authorized by Section 1209 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NOAA) for 2015 (PL 113-291), as amended. Funding for the Syria Train and Equip Program is provided by the FY 2017/2018 Counterterrorism Partnership Fund (CTPF), as appropriated under the heading "Counterterrorism Partnerships Fund" in the Further Continuing and Security Assistance Appropriations Act, 2017 (PL 114-254).

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. FY 2017 Continuing Resolution (CR) OCO funds authorized for execution of the Syria Train and Equip Program are available for obligation until April 28, 2017. Upon passage of another CR or a permanent FY17 appropriation act, this memorandum, to include the instructions for preparing Z4 cases and Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) notes, will be revised to cite the appropriate public laws. All implemented cases, to include case notes, will also need to be modified prior to case closure to reflect the appropriate public laws. Management and execution of FY 2017 (Z4) programs will comply with guidance provided in the Security Assistance Management Manual (SAMM), Chapter 15.

The SAMM Table C4.T2, Country and International Organization Codes and FMS Eligibility, is updated as follows:

Organization FMS
Code
Combatant
Command
\1
Regional
Grouping
\2
FMS/AECA
Eligible
\3
Accel. Case
Closure Eligible
Syria Train and Equip Program, FY 2017/18 Z4 CE NR AECA Only No

The appropriation available for Z4 Letters of Offer and Acceptance (LO As) is recorded in the SAMM, Table C15.T2, Appropriation Authority column, and shall be cited on each Z4 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:

Program Pgm
Code
Program
Authority
Purpose Fund
Source
Appn
Authority
Funds Availability
Ends on September 30 of:
Unless Otherwise Noted
Funds Cancel on September 30 of:
Syria Train and Equip Fund Z4 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. 114-254 FY17 April 28, 2017 2023

Instructions for preparation of Z4 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 Z4 LOAs will be fully expended and Z4 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, caroline.s.chin@mail.mil, (703) 697-9073.

Robert Helfant
Principal Director
Strategy

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