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DSCA 20-05

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

2/4/2020

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 20-05, [SAMM E-Change 467]

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
CENTCOM
EUCOM
INDOPACOM
NORTHCOM
SOCOM
SOUTHCOM
TRANSCOM
USACE
USASAC
USASAC-NC
SATFA
TRADOC
NAVSUP WSS
NAVICP
NETSAFA
AFSAC
AFSAT
DSCU
MARCORIP
SCETC
USCG International Affairs (G-CI)

Security Assistance Management Manual (SAMM), E-Change 467 Administrative Changes

  1. Chapter 9, C9.8.4., clarifies how RAPS can be determined. Update Risk Assessed Payment Schedules, to read as follows:

    C9.8.4. Risk Assessed Payment Schedules. Risk Assessed Payment Schedules (RAPS) is a term of sale that provides approved FMS partners that are otherwise ineligible for Dependable Undertaking (DU) status with an alternative to the "Cash with Acceptance" standard term of sale. RAPS offers FMS Partners on the cusp of DU eligibility a mechanism to establish a positive payment history for future LOAs, while mitigating risk to the United States Government against non-payment. DSCA will evaluate and grant the FMS Partner's eligibility at case or country level with the existing three tier DU evaluation process.

  2. Chapter 9, C9.8.4.2., Update Eligibility Evaluation, to read as follows:

    C9.8.4.2. Eligibility Evaluation. The SCO, IA, or FMS Partner may submit an official request for an eligibility evaluation to the appropriate DSCA Integrated Regional Team (IRT) lead. The DSCA IRT will then forward the complete request with supporting documents to DSCA (Directorate of Business Operations (DBO) Financial Policy & Analysis Division (FPA)) for review and evaluation. The DSCA IRT may originate the official request and submit the package directly to DSCA (Directorate of Business Operations (DBO) Financial Policy & Analysis Division (FPA)). Each RAPS request needs to include many of the same documents required for a standard DU second and third tier assessment.

  3. Chapter 9, C9.T12., removes the LOR requirement from the list of required documents. Update the table to read as follows:

    Table C9.T12. Documents Required For Final Evaluation

    Number Document Name Remarks OPR

    1

    FMS Program History Form

    Comprehensive Overview of FMS Program Financial History

    DSCA (Directorate of Business Operations (DBO) Country Financial Management Division (CFM))

    2

    Quarterly National Fund Payment History for last 5-7 years

    Record of payments made from the FMS partner. Does not include FMF or any other source of funds

    DSCA (Directorate of Business Operations (DBO) Country Financial Management Division (CFM))
    or
    Defense Finance and Accounting Services (DFAS)

    3

    Country Team Assessment

    Should address SCO's understanding of FMS Partner's ability to pay and budget for requirement (See SAMM C5.T1.)

    SCO

    4

    COCOM Endorsement for RAPS

    Should address COCOM's understanding of FMS Partner's ability to pay and budget for requirement

    COCOM

    5

    RAPS/Dependable Undertaking Assessment Form

    Weighted Assessment of Various Factors. (The assessment form is completed after all other documents listed above are received by FPA).

    DSCA (Directorate of Business Operations (DBO) Financial Policy & Analysis Division (FPA))