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Publications Developed by DISCS

Bandarian SC Sample Case Documents
The Bandarian Security Cooperation Sample Case Documents package is the successor to Appendix 1, Sample Case Documents which was an integral part of The Management of Security Assistance (now The Management of Security Cooperation) for many years. This package was specifically developed to accompany the 31st edition of The Management of Security Cooperation.
FMS User's Guide to the MAPAD
A guide for shippers, contracting specialists, transportation specialists, international customers, US Security Cooperation Officers and FMS case managers to understand the Military Assistance Program Address Directory (MAPAD).
Foreign Purchaser Guide to Freight Forwarder Selection
A guide for international customers, freight forwarders, shippers, US Security Cooperation Officers and FMS case managers to understand the requirements for moving FMS material through commercial freight forwarders. Information contained in this reference is drawn from current Department of Defense references.
The Management of Security Cooperation (Green Book)
The basic textbook employed by the Defense Institute of Security Cooperation Studies (DISCS) for instruction covering the full range of security assistance activities. The text is revised annually and commonly referred to as the Green Book as it is bound in a green cover.
MILSTRIP for FMS Customers
This document is intended to serve as a guide for international customers and US Security Assistance Officers to understand supply transactions. It is an effort to consolidate the myriad DoD and service-unique codes and procedures into one handy reference. This publication addresses the most common logistics codes, formats and procedures used in preparing and processing Foreign Military Sales supply requisitions and responding status and shipping documents.
SC Programs Handbook
The Security Cooperation (SC) Program Handbook is an educational document that provides a detailed list of 106 of the most common SC programs that DISCS students may work with as a member of the SC workforce. Each listing gives a general description, quotes the legislative authorization/appropriation, and describes the key players that are involved in the program’s execution. Although a comprehensive listing of SC programs of interest to the SC workforce, this handbook is not an OSDP or DSCA sanctioned compilation of programs.
SCIP Practical Exercises & Handbook
This handbook is a familiarization tool and training guide for Security Cooperation Information Portal (SCIP) users to assist them in using some of the significant capabilities of the SCIP system
Security Cooperation Billing Handbook ('Red' book)
The Security Cooperation Billing Handbook is intended to provide an explanation of the financial aspects of the US Security Cooperation (SC) Cases with emphasis on SC case delivery transaction reporting and billing.

Publications Developed by Others

Case Reconciliation and Closure Guide (RCG) (SAMM Appendix 7)
Provides process and procedural guidance for the reconciliation and closure of Foreign Military Sales (FMS) and Building Partner Capacity cases, hereafter referred to as cases. It complements the Department of Defense Financial Management Regulation (DoDFMR) (Reference (b)) and case reconciliation and closure policies contained in Chapter 16 of the SAMM.
DLA Customer Assistance Handbook
Because this publication is FOUO, this link will take you to a CAC enabled site. The DLA Customer Assistance Handbook is marked For Official Use Only and is not open to the public. Only DLA customers with a need to know will be granted access to the handbook, either online or in hard copy.
DoD Financial Management Regulation (FMR)
The DoD FMR directs statutory and regulatory financial management requirements, systems, and functions for all appropriated and non-appropriated, working capital, revolving, and trust fund activities.
International Programs Security Handbook
The International Programs Security Handbook was first published by the Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Support (ODUSD(PS)), with the assistance of Avanco International, Inc., an OUSD(P) qualified vendor and business partner.
SAMM DSCA 5101.38-M
Provides an updated method to accessing the Security Assistance Management Manual (SAMM) and the Policy Memorandums that are issued by the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA).
Transfer of Night Vision Devices (NVDs) Handbook, DoD
This handbook is issued in support of the April 21, 2014, Night Vision Export Policy Implementation Guidance (Confidential) and the June 12, 2009, Department of Defense Policy for International Transfer and Export Control of Night Vision Systems, Equipment, Components, Services, Technical Data, and Related Technology. It provides information for the preparation, coordination, and evaluation of government-to-government transfers of Night Vision Devices (NVDs). These guidelines will promote consistency in the processing of NVD requests for transfer via Foreign Military Sales (FMS) and related programs.


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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