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IA&E Elements

 IA&E ELEMENTS

The first five (5) key elements of IA&E are based on the competencies approved by the International Acquisition Functional Integrated Product Team (FIPT) Leader:

- International Cooperative Programs

- Sales and Transfers

- Technology Security, Foreign Disclosure and Export Control

- Defense Exportability Integration 

- International Contracting

The "sixth element" is IA&E Acquisition Strategy assessment, development, and implementation, which provides an overall framework for these five elements.  Overarching guidance on how to conduct IA&E Acquisition Strategy efforts is contained in the Defense Acquisition Guidebook, Chapter 1, paragraph 4.2.8 "International Acquisition and Exportability Considerations" and the Chapter 1, IA&E Supplement, CH 1-S–3. "Documenting International Acquisition and Exportability in the Acquisition Strategy"

ACQUISITION STRATEGY AND COALITION INTEROPERABILITY TEMPLATES

Office of SecDef (Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics) Acquisition Strategy and Coalition Interoperability Templates -- which are provided in the list of pertinent documents below -- are used by DoD acquisition workforce personnel as guides to document the "Acquisition Strategy - International Considerations" aspects of each individual DoD acquisition program.

DAU JOB SUPPORT TOOLS (JSTs)

Finally, the DAU/Defense Systems Management College (DSMC) faculty has developed "IA&E Assessment" and "Acquisition Strategy - International Considerations" Job Support Tools (JSTs) to assist Program Managers, International Managers, Integrated Product Team (IPT) members, and DoD Component Interational Program Organizations (IPOs) in the initial development and update of their programs' Acquisition Strategy - International Considerations section prior to each Milestone Decision.

 

  
  
  
Summary Description
  
  
  
Obs - Insights on US CoC Recommendations (Jun 18).pdfDAU Observations and Insights -- US CoC Recommendations on U.S. CAT Policy
  
This Defense Acquisition University (DAU)/DSMC-Int'l analysis provides observations and insights on U.S. Chamber of Commerce (CoC) recommendations on the revised Conventional Arms Transfer (CAT) Policy published by the White House on April 19, 2018.

The U.S. CoC issued a memorandum on June 8, 2018 with thirty (30) specific recommendations in thirteen (13) different CAT Policy -related areas for consideration by the White House and U.S. Government/Industry national security and defense organizations.
6/24/2018 5:00 PMLearning Material
IAE Laws Regs Policies Reference List w-links.docxIAE Laws, Regulations, and Policies List (Rev 6 - Jan 2018)
  
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 PMReference
ATL DPAP International Contracting Resources.aspxAT&L DPAP International Contracting Resources
  
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 AMReference
International Acquisition and Exportability Elements DAU Charts Mar 17.pptxIA and E Elements - DAU Overview Mar 17
  
Defense Acquisition University (DAU) overview that describes the key elements of DoD International Acquisition & Exportability (IA&E).
10/23/2017 12:22 PMPresentation
DoD Directive 2040.03 (End Use Certificates).aspxDoDD 2040.03 - End Use Certificates (EUCs) (Chg 1 - Aug 18)
  
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.
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DepSecDef signed out Change 1 on August 31, 2018.  Change 1  substantially updated the original 1991 version DoDD 2040.03 organizational responsibilities and policy/procedural requirements.
11/5/2018 11:28 AMReference
DFARS Final Rule on TINA Exemption for FMS Offset Costs 2018-14045 (6-29-18).pdfDFARS Final Rule on TINA Exemption for FMS Indirect Offsets (Jun 18)
  
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 PMReference
USA001568-18-DPAP (Class Deviation FMS KR Type) - Jun 18.pdfSection 830 FMS Firm Fixed Price Contracting - Class Deviation - DPAP (Jun 18)
  
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 PMReference
USA001568-18-DPAP (SS KR Negotiations US - FMS) - Jun 18.pdfSole Source Contract Negotiations (US and FMS) -DPAP (Jun 18)
  
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 PMReference
FY19 SenateDefAuthBill As Passed (HR 5515).pdfFY 2019 NDAA -- Senate Version (Jun 18)
  
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 AMReference
RAND RPV Exports Report Announcement (June 18).aspxRAND Report -- Proliferation of Certain Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (Jun 18)
  
RAND recently announced publication of a report on the "Assessment of the Proliferation of Certain Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems" (Response to Section 1276 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017) on its website. 

This RAND Report explores five (5) research questions on RPV (aka Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) or "drone") proliferation in the global defense market, including the impact of U.S. Goverment (USG) interpretation of Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) requirements and current USG export controls on RPV/UAS sales and exports.
6/20/2018 5:18 PMReport
TSFD Pipes Chart (.pdf version).pdfTSFD Pipes Chart (April 2018 Revision)
  
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 PMReference
DAU Defense Exportability Teaching Note - DSMC-I.pdfDAU Defense Exportability Integration (DEI) Teaching Note - Feb 2018
  
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 PMReference
DAU IA E Teaching Note - DSMC-I.pdfDAU IA&E Teaching Note - DSMC-I (Feb 2018)
  
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 PMReference
DSMC-I Update and Best Practices Overview - Feb 2018 (pdf Version).pdfDSMC-I IA&E Update and  Best Practices Overview (Feb 2018)
  
Most recent Defense Acquisition University (DAU) Defense Systems Management College - International (DSMC-I) presentation on DoD International Acquisition and Exportability (IA&E) Learning Content and Best Practices Overview.  This 'about an hour' IA&E presentation -- which also includes background and reference charts -- is derived from various DAU DSMC-I course lessons and workflow learning materials.
2/17/2018 12:35 PMLearning Material
OSD Background Paper - DEF Pilot Program - June 2017.pdfOUSD A&S Background Paper - DEF Pilot Program - Jun 2017
  
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 PMReference
DAU International Agreements Process Teaching Note - DSMC-I.pdfDAU Int'l Agreements Process Teaching Note - Feb 2018
  
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 PMReference
DAU Tech Security Foreign Disclosure (TSFD) Teaching Note - DSMC-I.pdfDAU Tech Security Foreign Disclosure (TSFD) Teaching Note - Feb 2018
  
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 PMReference
NW 26 Sep 14 DAU ICP Lessons Learned Kenlon.pptxDAU ICP Lessons Learned - Sep 2014 IA Neighborhood Watch Mtg Presentation
  
DAU International Cooperative Program (ICP) Lessons Learned presentation provided at the the September 2104 Int'l Agreement NW Meeting held at DARPA.
11/15/2017 9:45 PMLessons Learned
FY18 NDAA Floor Summary Draft vFinal_0 p16.pdfFY18 NDAA Conference Report Summary (Nov 17)
  
Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Conference Committee Report Summary published on Nov 9, 2017.  The FY 2018 NDAA contains additional provisions on Foreign Military Sales (FMS) and Security Cooperation 'reform' on page 16.  One of the provisions would require DoD to "establish specific milestones and standard timelines" for future FMS transactions.  The Conference Committee version of the FY 18 NDAA is awaiting Congressional and White House action before it becomes law.
11/15/2017 9:45 PMReport
FY 2018 NDAA - CRPT-115hrpt404 11-14-17.pdfFY 18 NDAA - Conference Cmte Version - 11-14-17
  
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 PMReference
DoDI 5000.02.aspxDoDI 5000.02
  
Department of Defense Instruction (DoDI) 5000.02, "Operation of the Defense Acquisition System" provides the DoD Acquisition Workforce with guidance and direction on the operation of the Defense Acquisition System (DAS).  DoDI 5000.02 has been changed several times over the past year due to legislative modifications to Title 10 acquisition statutes.  As result, we have linked to the Defense Acquisition Guidebook (DAG) main page which provides a link to the latest version of DoDI 5000.02 on the left hand side of the page.
10/18/2017 9:25 AMReference
DoD-Acquisition-Strategy-Template-20-April-2011 (Word).docxAcquisition Strategy Template (AT_L) (April 2011)
  
Office of SecDef Acquisition, Technology and Logistics (AT&L) Acquisition Strategy Template for use by DoD acquisition workforce personnel in the initial development and updating of their DoD acquisition programs' Acquisition Strategies. This Template contains an "International Considerations" section where the International Acquisition and Exportability (IA&E) of a program should be documented.
9/27/2017 2:55 PMExample
Coalition Interoperability Template_final (pdf).pdfCoalition Interoperability Template (AT_L Intl Cooperation)
  
This Coalition Interoperability Template, developed by the Office of SecDef Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (AT&L) International Cooperation staff, is referenced in AT&L's Acquisition Strategy Template in the "International Considerations" section.  DoD acquisition workforce personnel responsible for developing an "International Considerations" section in their program's Acquisition Strategy should use this Coalition Interoperability Template to assess and document any coalition interoperability aspects pertaining to their program.
9/27/2017 2:53 PMExample
CSIS Intl Coop Programs Study Jan 2017.pdfCSIS Report on Designing and Managing Successful Int'l Joint Development Programs Jan 17
  
New Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) report on this subject which conducts a case study analysis of six International Cooperative Programs (ICPs):

NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance Program (AGS)
Joint Strike Fighter (F-35)
Lightweight 155mm Howitzer (M777)
Standard Missile 3 Block IIA
Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS)
A400M Atlas (European cooperative program)

CSIS's case study analysis identifies key characteristics of ICPs and "Best Practice" hypotheses which provide useful insights into key factors that lead to success (or failure) of future ICPs.
9/27/2017 12:53 PMCase Study
Annex C DEF Pilot POCs.docxDEF - AT&L (now A&S) Policy Implementation Memo POCs (Oct 18)
  
An updated version of Annex C (Point of Contact (POC) List) of the USD(AT&L) (now USD(A&S)) Defense Exportability Features (DEF) Policy Implementation Memo and Guidelines of April 9, 2015 Annex -- which includes the most recent listing of DoD Component DEF POCs in MS Word format -- is attached DoD acquisition workforce reference/use.
 
10/31/2018 10:35 AMReference
RAND Report on SC Workforce Development  (2018).aspxRAND Report - Security Coop Workforce Development (2018)
  
This RAND Report entitled "Career Development for the Department of Defense Security Cooperation Workforce" explores several important research questions including:

1) Who belongs in the security cooperation workforce?
2) Which competencies are needed in the security cooperation workforce?
3) How can the security workforce be divided into different job families?
4) How much experience might be required at various stages of career development in the workforce?
7/6/2018 4:04 PMReport
TTCP II MOU (Signed).pdfThe Technical Cooperation Program (TTCP) MOU - April 2018
  
The Technical Cooperation Program (TTCP) is a DoD-wide international cooperative Science & Technology (S&T) effort that involves the defense S&T organizations of Australia, Canada, New Zealand, U.K. and U.S.  While TTCP was originally established in the 1950s it remains a viable and vibrant  cooperative S&T engagement program in today's 21st century global defense S&T environment.

OUSD/A&S/Int'l Cooperation provided the DoD Component int'l agreement negotiation community with a copy of the signed TTCP Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in May 2018.  The TTCP MOU entered into effect in April 2018 replacing an earlier version TTCP MOU from the mid-1990s.

6/3/2018 11:56 AMExample
DSCA FMS Video.aspxDSCA FMS Video (April 2018)
  
Link to Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) Website which contains a new DSCA Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Video, published on YouTube, thar provides a short (12 min) overview of FMS by LTG Hooper (Director, DSCA).   From a DAU perspective, the FMS overview provided in the video is quite useful.  However, the Security Cooperation (SC) matters discussed in the video are primarly oriented towards DSCA actvities in this area rather presenting a whole of Government/DoD perspective on the SC efforts.
4/2/2018 4:19 PMPresentation
DTIC - Intl Agreements Data Base Descriptive Summary.pdfDTIC - Intl Agreements Data Base Info Sheet
  
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 AMReference
DFARS Part 225.802-71 (End Use Certificates).aspxDFARS Part 225.802-71 - End Use Certificates (EUCs)
  
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 AMReference
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