SCM-CM (SCM-401)
Security Cooperation Management Program and Case Management Course
5 Days

Objective

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.

Course Description

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 DISCS intranet, using assigned classroom computers. Because the DISCS intranet resides on the Air Force Network (AFNET), DISCS 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 DISCS 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.

Eligibility Criteria

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.

Security Clearance

None required.

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.


Official Review Conducted On: 10/18/2016

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Commandant's Message

I'm hoping that you've not had issues finding us! As you can tell by our new website -- The Defense Institute of Security Assistance Management (DISAM) transitioned to the Defense Institute of Security Cooperation Studies (DISCS). This became effective 1 July 2016, and comes as DSCA more closely aligns the schoolhouse, its curriculum, and its mission priorities with DOD strategic guidance, and DSCA's vision for the future. The name change reflects DSCA's focus on full spectrum capability building and that the schoolhouse's mandate for training the workforce has expanded beyond Security Assistance to include all of Security Cooperation.

There are a number of transitional issues in progress and we will work with various constituencies and other supporting organizations to be as seamless as possible in our support to you. As you can see, the Institute’s website has a new URL of www.iscs.dsca.mil. In terms of you contacting DISCS, please note that "Group e-mail addresses" (such as the Registrar’s Office) will change as soon as we can work through the IT wickets, but old group email addresses should work after the change for some time. All email addresses and phone numbers for institute personnel remain the same as they were prior to changing our name to the Defense Institute of Security Cooperation Studies. Note that there have been no changes to course designations or names of the courses offered by the Institute.

This is an exciting time for the Defense Institute of Security Cooperation Studies and we looking forward to continuing our long-standing service to the security cooperation workforce for years to come as we keep pace with the environment impacting all of you as our constituents.

Sincerely,

Dr. Ron Reynolds
Commandant
Defense Institute of Security Cooperation Studies

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Commandant's Message

I'm hoping that you've not had issues finding us! As you can tell by our new website -- The Defense Institute of Security Assistance Management (DISAM) transitioned to the Defense Institute of Security Cooperation Studies (DISCS). This became effective 1 July 2016, and comes as DSCA more closely aligns the schoolhouse, its curriculum, and its mission priorities with DOD strategic guidance, and DSCA's vision for the future. The name change reflects DSCA's focus on full spectrum capability building and that the schoolhouse's mandate for training the workforce has expanded beyond Security Assistance to include all of Security Cooperation.

There are a number of transitional issues in progress and we will work with various constituencies and other supporting organizations to be as seamless as possible in our support to you. As you can see, the Institute’s website has a new URL of www.iscs.dsca.mil. In terms of you contacting DISCS, please note that "Group e-mail addresses" (such as the Registrar’s Office) will change as soon as we can work through the IT wickets, but old group email addresses should work after the change for some time. All email addresses and phone numbers for institute personnel remain the same as they were prior to changing our name to the Defense Institute of Security Cooperation Studies. Note that there have been no changes to course designations or names of the courses offered by the Institute.

This is an exciting time for the Defense Institute of Security Cooperation Studies and we looking forward to continuing our long-standing service to the security cooperation workforce for years to come as we keep pace with the environment impacting all of you as our constituents.

Sincerely,

Dr. Ron Reynolds