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SCM-E (SCM-311)

Security Cooperation Management USG Executive and U.S. Defense Industry Course

NOTE: The following information is offered for archival purposes only. This course is no longer offered by DSCU.


The 5-day Executive United States Government (USG) and U.S. Defense Industry Course (SCM-E) was designed to provide senior-level personnel from both the USG and U.S. defense industry an understanding of the overall USG security cooperation/security assistance purpose, policies, management structure, and execution processes.

Course Description

SCM-E course was conducted quarterly in the National Capital Region. Instruction topics included SC legal authorities and policies; SC planning; overseas SC organization responsibilities; SC sales process; technology transfer policy; SC contracting policy; SC logistics support; SC training policy; SC financial policy; SC Information Portal (SCIP) introduction, and a comparison of Foreign Military Sales (FMS) to Direct Commercial Sales (DCS).

The course included guest speaker presentations by the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) on an executive perspective of SC; the Department of State (DoS) on current issues in SC; the Defense Technology Security Administration (DTSA) on current technology transfer issues; the Defense Acquisition University (DAU) on international acquisition and exportability; and the Foreign Procurement Group (FPG) on the international partner’s perspective on FMS.

Classes were primarily presented in lecture by both DSCU faculty and guest speakers. Often, select students were also subject matter experts in specific elements of SC. Questions and discussion among the speakers and students were encouraged.

This course met International Program Security (IPS) training requirements of DoD Directive 5230.20.