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IA&E Elements

 IA&E ELEMENTS

The first five (5) key elements of IA&E are based on the competencies approved by the International Acquisition Functional Integrated Product Team (FIPT) Leader:

- International Cooperative Programs

- Sales and Transfers

- Technology Security, Foreign Disclosure and Export Control

- Defense Exportability Integration 

- International Contracting

The "sixth element" is IA&E Acquisition Strategy assessment, development, and implementation, which provides an overall framework for these five elements.  Overarching guidance on how to conduct IA&E Acquisition Strategy efforts is contained in the Defense Acquisition Guidebook, Chapter 1, paragraph 4.2.8 "International Acquisition and Exportability Considerations" and the Chapter 1, IA&E Supplement, CH 1-S–3. "Documenting International Acquisition and Exportability in the Acquisition Strategy"

ACQUISITION STRATEGY AND COALITION INTEROPERABILITY TEMPLATES

Office of SecDef (Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics) Acquisition Strategy and Coalition Interoperability Templates -- which are provided in the list of pertinent documents below -- are used by DoD acquisition workforce personnel as guides to document the "Acquisition Strategy - International Considerations" aspects of each individual DoD acquisition program.

DAU JOB SUPPORT TOOLS (JSTs)

Finally, the DAU/Defense Systems Management College (DSMC) faculty has developed "IA&E Assessment" and "Acquisition Strategy - International Considerations" Job Support Tools (JSTs) to assist Program Managers, International Managers, Integrated Product Team (IPT) members, and DoD Component Interational Program Organizations (IPOs) in the initial development and update of their programs' Acquisition Strategy - International Considerations section prior to each Milestone Decision.

 

  
  
  
Summary Description
  
  
  
TSFD Pipes Chart (.pdf version).pdfTSFD Pipes Chart (Sep 2019 Revision)
  
Revised version Department of Defense (DoD) Technology Security and Foreign Disclosure (TSFD) 'Pipes' chart which graphically displays key U.S. Government and DoD TSFD processes.  This updated version adds the Military Intelligence Disclosure Policy (MIDP) process, highlights those TSFD processes that have Interagency and Title 50 Intelligence Community involvement, and shows the respective "pipe" responsibilites of the new USD/Acquisition & Sustainment (A&S) and USD/Research & Engineering organizations
9/5/2019 4:40 PMReference
DSCA Memo Pre-LOA Acq Planning Activities (Aug 19).pdfFMS Acq Planning Activities -- DSCA Policy Memo 19-10 (Jul 19)
  
The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) published Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Acquisition Planning Activities Policy Memo 19-10 (SAMM E-Change 386) on July 31, 2019.

E-Change 386 updates Chapter 6 of the Security Assistance Management Manual (SAMM) to allow DoD Component FMS Implementing Agencies (IAs) to conduct certain FMS Administrative Surcharge-funded acquisition planning activities after offering an LOA, rather than waiting until the LOA is implemented in certain circumstances.
8/29/2019 3:41 PMReference
(L04) Policy Update Overview 05032019.pptxACQ 380 IA&E Policy Update (Jun 19)
  
This ACQ 380 International Acquisition & Exportability (IA&E) Policy Update provides a comprehensive overview of recent changes to U.S. Government/DoD laws, regulations, and policies that affect the DoD International Acquisition Career Path (IACP) and USG Security Cooperation communities.
6/26/2019 9:04 AMLearning Material
IAE Laws Regs Policies Reference List w-links.docxIAE Laws, Regulations, and Policies List (Rev 6 - Jan 2018)
  
List of key International Acquisition and Exportability (IA&E) laws, regulations, and policies reference documents (with hyperlinks to the actual documents in this MS Word list).  Provides DoD workforce and supporting industry with easy access to key IA&E reference documents.
1/19/2018 5:04 PMReference
ATL DPAP International Contracting Resources.aspxAT&L DPAP International Contracting Resources
  
Office of SecDef AT&L Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy (DPAP) provides a wide range of International Contracting resources in areas such as:

- International Business with DoD
- Reciprocal Defense Procurement (RDP) Intl Agreements
- Restrictions on Purchases from non-U.S. Sources
- Berry Amendment Procurement Restrictions
- Specialty Metals Procurement Restrictions
- DoD and Allied/Friendly Nation Procurement Ombudsmen
10/24/2017 9:32 AMReference
International Acquisition and Exportability Elements DAU Charts Mar 17.pptxIA and E Elements - DAU Overview Mar 17
  
Defense Acquisition University (DAU) overview that describes the key elements of DoD International Acquisition & Exportability (IA&E).
10/23/2017 12:22 PMPresentation
DAU ICD Tool -- JROCM 025-19 Learning Content (Jun 19).pdfDAU ICD Tool -- Building Exportability Micro Lesson Chart (Sep 19)
  
This chart -- which is included in the DAU ICD Tool, Section 1 Operational Context Micro Lesson -- provides recommendations on how to address JROCM 025-19 Building Exportability guidance in JCIDS Initial Capabilities Documents (ICDs) for new DoD acquisition programs.

Visit the DAU.mil Requirements Management Community of Practice (RM COP) to access the tool or click on/paste in the following URL

https://www.dau.edu/cop/rqmt/Pages/RM-Tools,-Guide,-and-Videos.aspx
11/7/2019 10:12 AMLearning Material
ACQ101 Fund of SysAcqMgmt Lesson Summary Sep 19.pdfACQ 101 Systems Acq Mgmt IA&E Summary (Sep 19)
  
DAU's ACQ 101 Fundamentals of Systems Acquisition online course contains a short, introductory lesson on DoD International Acquisition & Exportability (IA&E). 

This document summarizes the key aspects of this lesson, including a description of the six key interrelated functional areas that comprise DoD's IA&E framework, and how DoD IA&E efforts relate to overall DoD/U.S. Government Security Cooperation activities with allied/friendly nations and international organizations.
10/25/2019 4:28 PMLearning Material
DAU DSMC-I Lunch and Learn (pdf) - 8-9-19 Final.pdfDAU Lunch & Learn -- IA&E Hot Topics (Aug 2019)
  
This Defense Acquisition University (DAU) Defense Systems Management College (DSMC)-Int'l presentation was broadcast as a Webinar on August 7, 2019.  It covers a wide variety of DoD International Acquisition & Exportability Hot Topics of interest to the Defense Acquisition Workforce as well as DoD International Acquisition Career Path and Security Cooperation Workforce members.
9/3/2019 4:44 PMPresentation
DoD Int’l Acquisition Transactions -- DAU Overview (Aug 19) FINAL.pdfDAU Int'l Acquisition Transactions Overview (Aug 19)
  
This Defense Acquisition University (DAU) presentation provides an overview of the primary types or forms of DoD international acquisition transactions that are established with allied/friendly nations and international organizations.
9/1/2019 8:56 PMPresentation
DAU IA NW Wkshop Blk 2 -- ICP IA Development Pt 1 - Final 7-29-19.pptxDAU IA NW Workshop -- ICP IA Development (July 19)
  
This DAU Int'l Agreement Neighborhood Watch (IA NW) Workshop presentation provides an overview of DoD International Cooperative Program (ICP) Int'l Agreement legal authorities and key drafting principles.  DAU Professors Tom Noble and Frank Kenlon led discussions on this topic with Mr. Ray Meinhart (A&S/Int'l Cooperation/Int'l Agreements) and 50 IA Negotiation Specialists from throughout DoD.
8/6/2019 12:01 PMLearning Material
DAU IA NW Wkshop Blk 1 -- ICP IA Basics - Final 7-29-19.pptxDAU IA NW Workshop -- ICP IA Basics (July 19)
  
This DAU Int'l Agreement Neighborhood Watch (IA NW) Workshop presentation provides an overview of DoD International Cooperative Program (ICP) Int'l Agreement concepts, policies, and best practices.  DAU Professors Tom Noble and Frank Kenlon led discussions on this topic with Mr. Ray Meinhart (A&S/Int'l Cooperation/Int'l Agreements) and 50 IA Negotiation Specialists from throughout DoD.
8/1/2019 6:18 PMLearning Material
State Dept ITAR 126.4 REV -- 4-19-19.pdfState Department ITAR 126.4 Exemption Revision (Apr 19)
  
The State Department published a long-awaited International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) 126.4 revision in the Federal Register on April 19. 2019.

The previous version ITAR 126.4 was most often used as a DoD International Cooperative Program (ICP) ITAR exemption based on the DoD ITAR Exemption Guidelines issued by the Defense Technology Security Administration (DTSA) in 2004/2007 (Note:  these DTSA ITAR Exemption Guidelines memos are available on this ICOP website.)

In addition to updating and clarifying several areas regarding use of ITAR 126.4 for ICP-related ITAR exemptions, the revised version of ITAR 126.4 also addresses non-FMS Security Cooperation efforts as well as the U.S. Government Customer and Border Protection (CBP) reporting requirements for the use of this exemption.

Consult your DoD Component International Program Organization (IPO) or local Foreign Disclosure Officer (FDO) regarding potential use of the revised ITAR 126.4 provisions in support of your Int'l Acquisition program's implementation.


4/25/2019 10:41 AMReference
International_Acquisition Taxonomy Input - FINAL - 12-5-18 (DSMC-I) (Clean).xlsxDAU Int'l Acquisition & Exportability (IA&E) Taxonomy (Dec 18)
  
DAU (DSMC-Int'l)  was asked to develop an IA&E Taxonomy as part of an overall DAU effort to improve the organization and searchability of all DAU.mil websites.

This MS Excel SS IA&E Taxonomy contains four levels of IA&E terms and definitions based on DoDI 5000.02 and DAG IA&E provisions.  Both the source document(s) for each IA&E term -- and a 'short form' definition for each term -- are included in the Taxonomy.   
12/28/2018 11:02 AMReference
Conventional Arms Transfer Policy Implementation Plan Update (Nov 18).aspxUSG Conventional Arms Transfer Policy (CAT) Implementation Plan Update (Nov 18)
  
The USG CAT Policy Implementation Plan addresses the increasingly competitive global arms sales environment described in the National Security Strategy, and seeks to modernize the U.S. Government’s policies and processes regarding arms transfers.

This updated Dept of State Fact Sheet describes three ongoing CAT Policy Implementation Plan Lines of Effort (LOE) designed to achieve USG CAT Policy goals. Each LOE is supported by a number of tasks that are currently being pursued by the relevant U.S. Government agencies, including USD(A&S), USD(R&E) and the Defense Acquisition Workforce.
11/9/2018 2:15 PMReport
DoD Directive 2040.03 (End Use Certificates).aspxDoDD 2040.03 - End Use Certificates (EUCs) (Chg 1 - Aug 18)
  
DoD Directive 2040.03 provides DoD-wide policy on the approval of End Use Certificates (EUCs) that foreign governments and international organizations require DoD personnel to sign when acquiring foreign-origin defense articles, services, and/or information.
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DepSecDef signed out Change 1 on August 31, 2018.  Change 1  substantially updated the original 1991 version DoDD 2040.03 organizational responsibilities and policy/procedural requirements.
11/5/2018 11:28 AMReference
FY2019 NDAA - Defense Exportability (Excerpt) Sec 223 pdf.pdfFY2019 NDAA - Defense Exportability (Section 223) Excerpt
  
Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Section 223 (excerpt) that established permanent defense exportability features legislative authority in Title 10 U.S.C. 2358.
10/7/2018 3:40 PMReference
DFARS Final Rule on TINA Exemption for FMS Offset Costs 2018-14045 (6-29-18).pdfDFARS Final Rule on TINA Exemption for FMS Indirect Offsets (Jun 18)
  
The Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations Supplement (DFARS) Final Rule that exempts Foreign Military Sales (FMS) from the Truth in Negotiations Act (TINA) requirements in U.S. law was published on June 29, 2018 in the Federal Register.
7/17/2018 6:19 PMReference
USA001568-18-DPAP (Class Deviation FMS KR Type) - Jun 18.pdfSection 830 FMS Firm Fixed Price Contracting - Class Deviation - DPAP (Jun 18)
  
This Office of SecDef/Acquisition & Sustainment/Defense Procurement & Acquisition Policy (DPAP) Memo of June 28, 2018 provides guidance to the DoD acquisition workforce on the implementation of Section 830 of the FY 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) regarding Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Firm Fixed Price (FFP) contracting.

This DPAP Memo authorizes deviations from the Section 830 FMS FFP contracting guidance in two circumstances:

1) The FMS customer nation requests use of a different contract type in writing (which, in normal practice, would most likely be included in the FMS Letter of Request (LOR)).

2) It would be in the best interest of the U.S. and U.S. taxpayers as determined by the "Chief of the Contracting Office" based this DPAP Memo and DFARS PGI 216.403-l(l)(ii)(B) (e.g.., in situations where U.S. and FMS contracting requirements are being combined in a U.S. contracting action using contract type other than FFP to achieve optimal performance, cost, or schedule outcomes for the U.S.)  OSD/A&S/DPAP staff has confirmed that the "Chiefs" of local commands' Contracting Offices within the DoD Components (e.g., the various Army, Navy, and AF acquisition commands that routinely award US and FMS contracts) are authorized to make such determinations.

For further information regarding implementation of this guidance, consult the OSD/A&S/DPAP website, your DoD Component Contract Policy organization, and/or your DoD International Program Organization (IPO) .
7/3/2018 5:56 PMReference
USA001568-18-DPAP (SS KR Negotiations US - FMS) - Jun 18.pdfSole Source Contract Negotiations (US and FMS) -DPAP (Jun 18)
  
This Office of SecDef/Acquisition & Sustainment/Defense Procurement & Acquisition Policy (DPAP) Memo of June 28, 2018 provides guidance to the DoD acquisition workforce on U.S. 'domestic' and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) sole source contracting efforts.

For further information regarding implementation of this guidance, consult the OSD/A&S/DPAP website and/or your DoD Component Contract Policy organization.
7/3/2018 3:44 PMReference
Obs - Insights on US CoC Recommendations (Jun 18).pdfDAU Observations and Insights -- US CoC Recommendations on U.S. CAT Policy
  
This Defense Acquisition University (DAU)/DSMC-Int'l analysis provides observations and insights on U.S. Chamber of Commerce (CoC) recommendations on the revised Conventional Arms Transfer (CAT) Policy published by the White House on April 19, 2018.

The U.S. CoC issued a memorandum on June 8, 2018 with thirty (30) specific recommendations in thirteen (13) different CAT Policy -related areas for consideration by the White House and U.S. Government/Industry national security and defense organizations.
6/24/2018 5:00 PMLearning Material
FY19 SenateDefAuthBill As Passed (HR 5515).pdfFY 2019 NDAA -- Senate Version (Jun 18)
  
The Senate passed its version of the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) in mid-June.  The International Acquisition and Exportability (IA&E) impact areas include:

Section 1639:  Mitigation of Risks from Foreign Information Technology Providers (Int'l Contracting)

Section 1654:  Israeli Iron Dome, David's Sling, and Arrow 3 Title 10 guidance and funding authorizations (Missile Defense Agency)

Title XVII, Sections 1701 - 1733:  Comprehensive modifications to the USG Committee on Foreign Investment in the US (CFIUS) and Defense Production Act modifications (Tech Security & Foreign Disclosure and Int'l Contracting)

Many observers are also surprised that the Senate failed to act on Administration proposals to change prior year NDAA provisions in the Security Cooperation acquisition and contracting areas that are problematic from a DoD acquisition workforce implementation perspective.

The DoD Security Cooperation community and U.S. industry are awaiting passage of the House Version FY 2019 NDAA to see if their change proposals in this area will be addressed.
6/22/2018 10:20 AMReference
RAND RPV Exports Report Announcement (June 18).aspxRAND Report -- Proliferation of Certain Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (Jun 18)
  
RAND recently announced publication of a report on the "Assessment of the Proliferation of Certain Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems" (Response to Section 1276 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017) on its website. 

This RAND Report explores five (5) research questions on RPV (aka Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) or "drone") proliferation in the global defense market, including the impact of U.S. Goverment (USG) interpretation of Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) requirements and current USG export controls on RPV/UAS sales and exports.
6/20/2018 5:18 PMReport
DAU Defense Exportability Teaching Note - DSMC-I.pdfDAU Defense Exportability Integration (DEI) Teaching Note - Feb 2018
  
Defense Acquisition University (DAU) Teaching Note on Defense Exportability Integration (DEI) updated by the Defense Systems Management College (DSMC) International Acquisition Center in February 2018.  This DAU Teaching Note is used in various DAU International Acquisition Career Path (IACP) courses and is a useful reference on this subject.
2/19/2018 10:55 PMReference
DAU IA E Teaching Note - DSMC-I.pdfDAU IA&E Teaching Note - DSMC-I (Feb 2018)
  
Defense Acquisition University (DAU) Teaching Note on DoD International Acquisition & Exportability (IA&E) updated by the Defense Systems Management College (DSMC) International Acquisition Center in February 2018.  This DAU Teaching Note is used in various DAU International Acquisition Career Path (IACP) courses and is a useful reference on this subject.
2/19/2018 10:51 PMReference
DSMC-I Update and Best Practices Overview - Feb 2018 (pdf Version).pdfDSMC-I IA&E Update and  Best Practices Overview (Feb 2018)
  
Most recent Defense Acquisition University (DAU) Defense Systems Management College - International (DSMC-I) presentation on DoD International Acquisition and Exportability (IA&E) Learning Content and Best Practices Overview.  This 'about an hour' IA&E presentation -- which also includes background and reference charts -- is derived from various DAU DSMC-I course lessons and workflow learning materials.
2/17/2018 12:35 PMLearning Material
OSD Background Paper - DEF Pilot Program - June 2017.pdfOUSD A&S Background Paper - DEF Pilot Program - Jun 2017
  
Office of Under Secretary of Defense/Acquisition and Sustainment (OUSD/A&S) Background Paper on the Defense Exportability Features (DEF) Pilot Program of June 2017
2/14/2018 2:28 PMReference
DAU International Agreements Process Teaching Note - DSMC-I.pdfDAU Int'l Agreements Process Teaching Note - Feb 2018
  
Defense Acquisition University (DAU) Teaching Note on the DoD International Agreements Process updated by the Defense Systems Management College (DSMC) International Acquisition Center in February 2018.  This DAU Teaching Note is used in various DAU International Acquisition Career Path (IACP) course and is a useful reference on this subject.
2/8/2018 5:51 PMReference
DAU Tech Security Foreign Disclosure (TSFD) Teaching Note - DSMC-I.pdfDAU Tech Security Foreign Disclosure (TSFD) Teaching Note - Feb 2018
  
Defense Acquisition University (DAU) Teaching Note on DoD Technology Security and Foreign Disclosure (TSFD) updated by the Defense Systems Management College (DSMC) International Acquisition Center in February 2018.  This DAU Teaching Note is used in various DAU International Acquisition Career Path (IACP) course and is a useful reference on this subject.
2/8/2018 5:45 PMReference
NW 26 Sep 14 DAU ICP Lessons Learned Kenlon.pptxDAU ICP Lessons Learned - Sep 2014 IA Neighborhood Watch Mtg Presentation
  
DAU International Cooperative Program (ICP) Lessons Learned presentation provided at the the September 2104 Int'l Agreement NW Meeting held at DARPA.
11/15/2017 9:45 PMLessons Learned
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