The Program and Case Management Course (SCM-CM) is designed for personnel who are directly involved in or concerned with the approval, negotiation, coordination, and management of foreign military sales (FMS) cases and security cooperation programs. Through instructor and student dialogue and workshops, the course will provide an enhanced understanding and application of the policies, procedures, methods, systems, and sequential actions necessary for the effective management of FMS and security cooperation programs.
The course encompasses a broad variety of topics involved in total package support of international programs. Topics include pertinent applications of the Arms Export Control Act and other statutory requirements, Department of Defense (DoD) and service implementing directives and instructions, FMS policy directives and program requirements, and Security Cooperation (SC) automated information systems. The course emphasizes effective use of FMS organizational relationships between DOD acquisition, logistical, financial, and case management personnel. The SCM-CM course will provide SC personnel with an increased knowledge of FMS policies, procedures and systems. The goal is to provide new perspectives on effective case management methodologies. To a large extent, this goal is met through the discussion of current event issues, sample case management problems and MILDEP unique seminars. Whenever possible, guest speakers from DSCA and the MILDEPs are used to enhance the current issues and policies discussions.
CYBER AWARENESS TRAINING VERIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
To complete this course, all students must access the Internet, and specialized course materials available
only on the
intranet, using assigned classroom computers. Because the
on the Air Force Network (AFNET),
is only authorized to create computer accounts for students who have
completed annual DoD Cyber Awareness training within 12 months of the course’s end date. Additionally, all computer security training must be
documented in the Air Force’s Active Directory.
Students not affiliated with the U.S. Air Force should be prepared to upload an electronic copy of their DoD Cyber Awareness
training completion certificate during registration. Acceptable formats are Adobe Acrobat (.pdf), Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx), and
Microsoft XPS Document (.xps). This will enable
network technicians to update their training status in
Active Directory after manually reviewing the submitted training certificate.
Continuous Learning Points
Graduates of this course may use the hours associated as Continuous Learning Points (CLPs, CEPs, etc.) for various professional
development programs. Specific hours, by course, are listed at Continuous Learning Points
International Affairs Certification Program (IACP)
The Department of Defense International Affairs, Certification Program
Guidelines (dated 28 April 2008), set forth standardized certification guidelines for the International Affairs Certification Program (IACP). Workforce members are required to meet the mandatory standards of education, training, and experience in order to achieve each of three levels of certification. Certification is not required for filling IA positions, but it does readily identify those individuals who have completed
specific training, education, and experience thresholds. Certification is available to military and civilian personnel. Click here for more information.
U.S. government (USG) and U.S. FMS Case Management contractor support employees are eligible. USG employees include U.S. civilians, U.S. military, Locally Employed Staff (LES's), and support contractor equivalents.
Personnel involved in any aspect of FMS Case logistical or financial management are eligible to attend. This includes personnel located in any USG organization including personnel located within the DOD, any MILDEP, or DFAS organization. Also eligible to attend this course are SC overseas personnel such as Security Cooperation Office (SCO) military, civilian and Locally Employed Staff (LES's). This course is not for FMS case managers only.
Graduation from the DISCS Security Cooperation Management CONUS
Course (SCM-C) or DISCS Security Cooperation Management Overseas
Course (SCM-O) or DISCS International Purchaser Orientation
Course (SCM-IO) is a prerequisite. This prerequisite may be met through constructive credit for SCM-C or SCM-O. It is not recommended that personnel attend SCM-CM until at least six months after graduation from a previous DISCS course.
An overseas student must have at least one year remaining in his/her SC assignment to be eligible for DISCS training. Exceptions to this one-year minimum retention standard require the approval of the DISCS Commandant who, in turn, will coordinate such approval with the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA).
This course can be repeated every three years as a refresher and to obtain updates on new policies and procedures.
Classes and Hours
SCM-CM resident classes are held daily Monday through Thursday from 0800 to 1545 and Friday from 0800 to 1130. Time is allocated at the end of each day for class-related research and study. On the last day, class is dismissed early to allow sufficient time for increased airport security. Commercial airline departures may be scheduled after 1400. Dismissal prior to 1130 is not authorized except in a bona fide emergency.