SCM-CR (SCM-412)
Security Cooperation Management Case Reconciliation and Closure Course
5 Days

Objective

The Case Reconciliation and Closure Course (SCM-CR) is designed to provide personnel who are directly involved or concerned with Security Cooperation (SC) case and financial management a comprehensive understanding and application of the policies, methods, systems, and actions necessary for effective and continuous case and line reconciliation from case and line implementation through final closure.

Course Description

The SCM-CR course is currently available only as an on-site course at a specific field activity customer location. This course encompasses a broad variety of topics including statutory requirements, DoD directives and manuals, military department (MILDEP) directives and manuals; an overview of Security Cooperation (SC) case processes, including financial processes of pricing, funds management, and billing; as well as an overview of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) and Defense Finance Accounting Service (DFAS) Security Cooperation Accounting (SCA) case reconciliation and closure processes. Implementing Agency (IA) unique workshops make up the majority of course hours and are designed to provide hands on training in the tools available to IA and DoD agency case and financial managers.

The first two days consist of classroom lecture and discussion covering the topics of Security Cooperation (SC) case process, SC case financial management, the SAMM Chapter 16 (Case Reconciliation and Closure), the Reconciliation and Reconciliation and Closure Guide (RCG, SAMM Appendix 7), and DSCA, DFAS SCA, and DCMA Guest Speaker perspectives on case reconciliation and closure. The remaining two and one half days are conducted as unique Implementing Agency (IA) workshops where the tools available for ongoing case reconciliation and ultimately closure are demonstrated, discussed, and analyzed in terms of exercises utilizing the IA unique data systems and products.

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

Only U.S. government employees are eligible. U.S. government employees are defined as U.S. civilians (GS-5 - GS-14 and YA/YC-01/03), and U.S. military (E-7 to O-5), and support contractor equivalents.

Graduation from the DISCS Security Cooperation Management CONUS Course (SCM-C) is a prerequisite. This prerequisite may be met by constructive credit for SCM-C.

Requests for waivers

Requests for waivers of the above criteria will be reviewed on an individual basis by the Director, Management Studies (DISCS /DM).

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-CR classes are held daily, except weekends and holidays, and normally are scheduled between the hours of 0800 to 1600, Monday through Thursday and 0800 to 1200 on Friday (as required.) Due to increased airport security, commercial airline departures may be scheduled within two hours of ending the final class. Early departures are not authorized except in a bona fide emergency.


Official Review Conducted On: 10/27/2015

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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

A lot has happened since my last update here, and I will only hit the highlights. Work continues as things push forward on the SC Workforce Development Program (SCWDP) effort per the guidance in NDAA 2017. I won’t try to address it here – I won’t do it justice in such a short column. However, I’d note that for the most current information – the work of the SCWDP Working Group (and its three Sub-Working Groups and 5 Lines of Effort), are available via a periodic newsletter published by DSCA. If you’d like the most recent edition, please let me know.

In a major realignment to better support DSCA’s efforts to develop the Departments’ Security Cooperation Workforce Development program, the Defense Institute of Security Cooperation Studies has fallen under the Security Cooperation Workforce Development Directorate as of 2 June 2017. This move aligns all SC training, education and certification programs under the Directorate developing and managing the DoD SCWDP and facilitates greater engagement and support for development of the future SC education and training policies and programs as well as the development of the Defense Security Cooperation University.

DISCS has begun efforts for its satellite campus in the National Capital Region – with Mr. Dan Eagle on board as our new Director of Strategy Instruction and the process ongoing to bring on four more faculty (in the process of bringing on three faculty members that will be in place there permanently as we look at existing and new courses that would be most effective in conducting there (several classes now offered there vice our main campus at WPAFB).

In the realm of courseware/class changes – the SCM-O (Overseas) Course has changed its scheme to where all students now attend for the full four weeks. The syllabus has changed and is current on our website.

We are in the process of our cycle for programming DISCS activities/academic calendar for FY18 – really looking to “bridge the gap” between current SC community/enterprise education and training requirements – which are significant – and ultimately get us to where we need to be in the schoolhouse efforts directed by NDAA 2017. One key thing for you to note – as a potential student – we often have unused seats in our classes at Wright-Patt. If you need training and can’t seem to get a seat, please let us/me know. We’ll work with your chain of command to get you a seat in the class that is required for you.

I’ll stop there and set a goal of updating the CC Corner at least monthly to keep you informed in a more timely way in this fast-paced environment.

Sincerely,

Dr. Ron Reynolds