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DSCA 18-35 - Offset Policy LOA Note - 7-24-18.pdf
  
DSCA SAMM Offset LOA Note (Section 2.8) - 7-24-18DoD; Multi Component
Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) Memo 18-35 effective August 1, 2018, provides a revised LOA Standard Terms and Conditions Section 2.8 to implement a recent change of the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) Subpart 225. 73 regarding treatment of indirect offsets.  This change will also be made in the e-Security Assistance Management Manual (SAMM) (e-Change 389).
7/26/2018 1:54 PM
DFARS Final Rule on TINA Exemption for FMS Offset Costs 2018-14045 (6-29-18).pdf
  
DFARS Final Rule on TINA Exemption for FMS Indirect Offsets (Jun 18)DoD; Multi Component
The Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations Supplement (DFARS) Final Rule that exempts Foreign Military Sales (FMS) from the Truth in Negotiations Act (TINA) requirements in U.S. law was published on June 29, 2018 in the Federal Register.
7/17/2018 6:19 PM
USA001568-18-DPAP (Class Deviation FMS KR Type) - Jun 18.pdf
  
Section 830 FMS Firm Fixed Price Contracting - Class Deviation - DPAP (Jun 18)DoD; Multi Component
This Office of SecDef/Acquisition & Sustainment/Defense Procurement & Acquisition Policy (DPAP) Memo of June 28, 2018 provides guidance to the DoD acquisition workforce on the implementation of Section 830 of the FY 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) regarding Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Firm Fixed Price (FFP) contracting.

This DPAP Memo authorizes deviations from the Section 830 FMS FFP contracting guidance in two circumstances:

1) The FMS customer nation requests use of a different contract type in writing (which, in normal practice, would most likely be included in the FMS Letter of Request (LOR)).

2) It would be in the best interest of the U.S. and U.S. taxpayers as determined by the "Chief of the Contracting Office" based this DPAP Memo and DFARS PGI 216.403-l(l)(ii)(B) (e.g.., in situations where U.S. and FMS contracting requirements are being combined in a U.S. contracting action using contract type other than FFP to achieve optimal performance, cost, or schedule outcomes for the U.S.)  OSD/A&S/DPAP staff has confirmed that the "Chiefs" of local commands' Contracting Offices within the DoD Components (e.g., the various Army, Navy, and AF acquisition commands that routinely award US and FMS contracts) are authorized to make such determinations.

For further information regarding implementation of this guidance, consult the OSD/A&S/DPAP website, your DoD Component Contract Policy organization, and/or your DoD International Program Organization (IPO) .
7/3/2018 5:56 PM
USA001568-18-DPAP (SS KR Negotiations US - FMS) - Jun 18.pdf
  
Sole Source Contract Negotiations (US and FMS) -DPAP (Jun 18)DoD; Multi Component
This Office of SecDef/Acquisition & Sustainment/Defense Procurement & Acquisition Policy (DPAP) Memo of June 28, 2018 provides guidance to the DoD acquisition workforce on U.S. 'domestic' and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) sole source contracting efforts.

For further information regarding implementation of this guidance, consult the OSD/A&S/DPAP website and/or your DoD Component Contract Policy organization.
7/3/2018 3:44 PM
FY19 SenateDefAuthBill As Passed (HR 5515).pdf
  
FY 2019 NDAA -- Senate Version (Jun 18)DoD; Multi Component
The Senate passed its version of the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) in mid-June.  The International Acquisition and Exportability (IA&E) impact areas include:

Section 1639:  Mitigation of Risks from Foreign Information Technology Providers (Int'l Contracting)

Section 1654:  Israeli Iron Dome, David's Sling, and Arrow 3 Title 10 guidance and funding authorizations (Missile Defense Agency)

Title XVII, Sections 1701 - 1733:  Comprehensive modifications to the USG Committee on Foreign Investment in the US (CFIUS) and Defense Production Act modifications (Tech Security & Foreign Disclosure and Int'l Contracting)

Many observers are also surprised that the Senate failed to act on Administration proposals to change prior year NDAA provisions in the Security Cooperation acquisition and contracting areas that are problematic from a DoD acquisition workforce implementation perspective.

The DoD Security Cooperation community and U.S. industry are awaiting passage of the House Version FY 2019 NDAA to see if their change proposals in this area will be addressed.
6/22/2018 10:20 AM
Int'l Acqusition Career Path (IACP) Fact Sheet.aspx
  
Int'l Acquisition Career Path (IACP) Fact Sheet (June 2018)DoD; Multi Component
This International Acquisition Career Path (IACP) Fact Sheet -- published by the Intl Acq Functional Integrated Product Team (FIPT) in June 2018 -- provides useful information, including Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on the IACP.
6/15/2018 4:59 PM
NSPM on Conventional Arms Transfer Policy.aspx
  
New Presidential Policy on Conventional Arms TransfersDoD; Multi Component
The President issued a National Security Presidential Memorandum (NSPM) on the U.S. Government's Conventional Arms Transfer Policy on April 19, 2018.  Most informed observers consider this a more "forward leaning" Conventional Arms Transfer policy than the previous version.  The US Department of State (DoS) also issued a revised US Policy on the Export of Unmanned Aerial Systems on April 19th in support of the Administration's revised Conventional Arms Transfer Policy's implementation (also available on the ICOP).
4/24/2018 9:42 AM
US Policy on the Export of Unmanned Aerial Systems.aspx
  
US Policy on the Export of Unmanned Aerial SystemsDoD; Multi Component
The US Department of State (DoS) issued a revised policy on the export of Unmanned Aerial Systems -- also called Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) or drones -- on April 19, 2018.  The revised DoS UAS export policy was issued in concert with the Administration's revised Conventional Arms Transfer Policy also published on April 19, 2018 (also available on the ICOP).
4/24/2018 9:32 AM
Memo -Middle Tier of Acq Interim Authority-Guidance_Lord (Apr 18).pdf
  
USD A&S Memo on Middle Tier of Acq Interim Authority (Apr 18)DoD; Multi Component
USD Acquisition & Sustainment (A&S) Ellen Lord issued a Memo providing guidance to the DoD Components regarding the "Middle Tier" of Acquisition Interim Authority and Guidance for Rapid Prototyping/Rapid Development on April 16, 2018.  While this Memo does not contain any specific International Acquisition & Exportability (IA&E) related guidance, it could affect the structure and conduct of International Cooperative Program (ICP) efforts with allied and friendly nations in the future.
4/23/2018 5:32 PM
TSFD Pipes Chart (.pdf version).pdf
  
TSFD Pipes Chart (April 2018 Revision)DoD; Multi Component
Revised version Department of Defense (DoD) Technology Security and Foreign Disclosure (TSFD) 'Pipes' chart which graphically displays key U.S. Government and DoD TSFD processes.  This updated version adds the Military Intelligence Disclosure Policy (MIDP) process, highlights those TSFD processes that have Interagency and Title 50 aspects, and shows the respective "pipe" responsibilites of the new USD/Acquisition & Sustainment (A&S) and USD/Research & Engineering organizations
4/2/2018 6:21 PM
DAU Defense Exportability Teaching Note - DSMC-I.pdf
  
DAU Defense Exportability Integration (DEI) Teaching Note - Feb 2018DoD; Multi Component
Defense Acquisition University (DAU) Teaching Note on Defense Exportability Integration (DEI) updated by the Defense Systems Management College (DSMC) International Acquisition Center in February 2018.  This DAU Teaching Note is used in various DAU International Acquisition Career Path (IACP) courses and is a useful reference on this subject.
2/19/2018 10:55 PM
DAU IA E Teaching Note - DSMC-I.pdf
  
DAU IA&E Teaching Note - DSMC-I (Feb 2018)DoD; Multi Component
Defense Acquisition University (DAU) Teaching Note on DoD International Acquisition & Exportability (IA&E) updated by the Defense Systems Management College (DSMC) International Acquisition Center in February 2018.  This DAU Teaching Note is used in various DAU International Acquisition Career Path (IACP) courses and is a useful reference on this subject.
2/19/2018 10:51 PM
DTIC - Intl Agreements Data Base Descriptive Summary.pdf
  
DTIC - Intl Agreements Data Base Info Sheet DoD; Multi Component
The Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) hosts a DoD-wide International Agreements Data Base (IADB),.  The IADB is a CAC-accessible, Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) level data base which contains summaries of all in-process, established, and expired science and technology, research and development, acquisition, and sustainment-related international agreements with allied/friendly nations and international organizations (e.g., NATO).
2/19/2018 10:26 AM
OSD Background Paper - DEF Pilot Program - June 2017.pdf
  
OUSD A&S Background Paper - DEF Pilot Program - Jun 2017DoD; Multi Component
Office of Under Secretary of Defense/Acquisition and Sustainment (OUSD/A&S) Background Paper on the Defense Exportability Features (DEF) Pilot Program of June 2017
2/14/2018 2:28 PM
DAU International Agreements Process Teaching Note - DSMC-I.pdf
  
DAU Int'l Agreements Process Teaching Note - Feb 2018DoD; Multi Component
Defense Acquisition University (DAU) Teaching Note on the DoD International Agreements Process updated by the Defense Systems Management College (DSMC) International Acquisition Center in February 2018.  This DAU Teaching Note is used in various DAU International Acquisition Career Path (IACP) course and is a useful reference on this subject.
2/8/2018 5:51 PM
DAU Tech Security Foreign Disclosure (TSFD) Teaching Note - DSMC-I.pdf
  
DAU Tech Security Foreign Disclosure (TSFD) Teaching Note - Feb 2018DoD; Multi Component
Defense Acquisition University (DAU) Teaching Note on DoD Technology Security and Foreign Disclosure (TSFD) updated by the Defense Systems Management College (DSMC) International Acquisition Center in February 2018.  This DAU Teaching Note is used in various DAU International Acquisition Career Path (IACP) course and is a useful reference on this subject.
2/8/2018 5:45 PM
IAE Laws Regs Policies Reference List w-links.docx
  
IAE Laws, Regulations, and Policies List (Rev 6 - Jan 2018)Multi Component; DoD
List of key International Acquisition and Exportability (IA&E) laws, regulations, and policies reference documents (with hyperlinks to the actual documents in this MS Word list).  Provides DoD workforce and supporting industry with easy access to key IA&E reference documents.
1/19/2018 5:04 PM
DFARS Part 225.802-71 (End Use Certificates).aspx
  
DFARS Part 225.802-71 - End Use Certificates (EUCs)DoD; Multi Component
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations Supplement (DFARS) eference to DoD Directive 2040.03 which provides DoD-wide policy on the approval of End Use Certificates (EUCs) that foreign governments and international organizations require DoD personnel to sign when acquiring foreign-origin defense articles, services, and/or information.
1/19/2018 10:23 AM
DoD Directive 2040.03 (End Use Certificates).aspx
  
DoDD 2040.03 - End Use Certificates (EUCs) DoD; Multi Component
DoD Directive 2040.03 provides DoD-wide policy on the approval of End Use Certificates (EUCs) that foreign governments and international organizations require DoD personnel to sign when acquiring foreign-origin defense articles, services, and/or information.
1/19/2018 10:13 AM
ATL DPAP Sec 830 Pilot White Paper on FMS Pilot Programs - Aug 17.pdf
  
AT&L DPAP White Paper on FMS Pilot Programs (Aug 17)DoD; Multi Component
Office of Under SecDef Acquisition, Technology & Logistics (AT&L) Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy (DPAP) White Paper on Fiscal Year 2017 NDAA Section 830 Pilot Program legislative authority for implementation of Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Pilot Program accelerated Full Rate Production (FRP) contracting arrangements.
1/8/2018 5:30 PM
DoDI 2015.4  R and D Info Exchange Program.aspx
  
DoDI 2015.4 - RDT&E Info Exchange Program (IEP)DoD; Multi Component
DoD Instruction 2015.4 on DoD's Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (RDT&E) Information Exchange Program (IEP) with allied and friendly nations.
12/28/2017 3:01 PM
NSS-Final-12-18-2017-0905.pdf
  
U.S. National Security Strategy (December 2017)DoD; Multi Component
The President issued a new National Security Strategy on December 18, 2017. This NSS replaces the earlier version issued in 2015 by the preceding Administration.
12/20/2017 4:47 PM
Sec 830 Req to use firm fixed-price contracts for foreign military from CRPT-114hrpt840  FY 17 NDAA.pdf
  
FY 2017 NDAA Section 830 - Use of FFP for FMS ContractsDoD; Multi Component
Per Office of SecDef (AT&L) Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy (DPAP), DoD Components should know this requirement exists, but wait for an interim or final DFARS rule to initiate action.  In the interim, DoD acquisition programs shuold be executing contracts or choosing a contract type supporting FMS that they would not otherwise execute on behalf of DoD's own requirements.  Sound business clearance processes and file documentation should be now and in the future, key requirements regarding implementing sec 830.
12/2/2017 4:21 PM
Offsets 05022017.pptx
  
DAU ACQ 380 Chart on FMS-related OffsetsDoD; Multi Component
Defense Acquisition University (DAU) ACQ 380 Lesson Chart on Foreign Military Sales (FMS)-related Offset contracting policies and practices (current and pending).
12/1/2017 9:25 AM
FY 2018 NDAA - CRPT-115hrpt404 11-14-17.pdf
  
FY 18 NDAA - Conference Cmte Version - 11-14-17DoD; Multi Component
Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Conference Committee version text of Nov 14, 2017.
  
- See Section 887 for a new provision on NOTIONAL MILESTONES AND STANDARD TIMELINES FOR CONTRACTS FOR FOREIGN MILITARY SALES.
- There are a number of provisions related to country/region specific Security Cooperation activities, including a new provision in Section 1259A. on NORMALIZING THE TRANSFER OF DEFENSE ARTICLES AND DEFENSE SERVICES TO TAIWAN.
- There is also a new provision, Section 1268., COMPTROLLER GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES REPORT ON PRICING AND AVAILABILITY WITH RESPECT TO FOREIGN MILITARY SALES that establishes new Congressional reporting requirements in this area

This Conference Committee version of the FY 18 NDAA is awaiting Congressional and White House action before it becomes law.
11/15/2017 9:44 PM
Defense Exportability Features Policy Implementation Memorandum and Guidelines USD AT L 4 9 15.pdf
  
DEF -- USD AT&L Policy Implementation Memo Apr 15DoD; Multi Component
UnderSecDef Acquisition, Technology and Logistics (AT&L) Policy Implementation Memo on the Defense Exportability Features (DEF) Pilot Program of April 9, 2015 provides overall guidance to the DoD Components regarding establishment of DEF Pilot Programs within DoD.
11/2/2017 9:03 AM
AT L IC DEF Supplemental Guidance Cost Sharing 2 23 16.pdf
  
DEF AT&L Int'l Cooperation Cost Sharing Guidance Feb 16Multi Component; DoD
AT&L Int'l Cooperation's Supplemental Guidance on Defense Exportability Features (DEF) Gov't-Industry Cost Sharing of February 23, 2016 provides detailed guidance on development of DEF Pilot Program cost sharing arrangements.
11/2/2017 9:01 AM
ATL DPAP International Contracting Resources.aspx
  
AT&L DPAP International Contracting ResourcesDoD; Multi Component
Office of SecDef AT&L Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy (DPAP) provides a wide range of International Contracting resources in areas such as:

- International Business with DoD
- Reciprocal Defense Procurement (RDP) Intl Agreements
- Restrictions on Purchases from non-U.S. Sources
- Berry Amendment Procurement Restrictions
- Specialty Metals Procurement Restrictions
- DoD and Allied/Friendly Nation Procurement Ombudsmen
10/24/2017 9:32 AM
eSAMM Building Partner Capacity (Ch 15).aspx
  
eSAMM Building Partner Capacity Programs (Chapter 15)DoD; Multi Component
Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) electronic Security Assistance Management Manual (eSAMM) Chapter 15 on planning and implementing DoD Building Partner Capacity (BPC) Programs
10/23/2017 2:20 PM
DoDD 5105.65.aspx
  
DoDD 5105.65 - Defense Security Cooperation Agency DoD; Multi Component
DoD Directive 5105.65 of October 26, 2012 describes the mission, organization and management, responsibilities and functions, relationships, and authorities of DSCA.
10/19/2017 2:37 PM
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