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SSOI Template for DoD Intl Agreements --Dec 2020.docxSummary Statement of Intent  (SSOI) Template (Dec 20)
SSOI Templates are disseminated by the Office of SecDef/Acquisition & Sustainment/ Int'l Cooperation Office for use in the DoD Int'l Agreement Streamlining process.

DoD acquisition workforce members should use the new (Dec 20) SSOI template for all NEW International Cooperative Program (ICP) int'l agreements except for Section 65 Loans and Equipment & Material Agreements (which employ a separate template issued in 2009).

These SSOI templates are used by DoD acquisition workforce personnel to submit Requests for Authority to Develop (RADs) and Requests for Final Approval (RFAs) in the OUSD(AT&L) International Agreement (IA) Streamlining process (see DAG Chapter 11.2.2. for IA Streamlining policy and procedures). 

Consult your DoD Int'l Programs Organization (IPO) or Office of SecDef/A&S/Int'l Cooperation Office to obtain Controlled Unclassified Info (CUI) guidance on SSOI development and completion.
12/31/2020 12:42 PMExample
OODA Loop - Col John Boyd.pptxObserve-Orient-Decide-Act (OODA) Loop
OODA Loop Graphic.  Col John Boyd, USAF
11/29/2020 11:17 AMLearning Material
JST-01 IAE Assessment JST 10-7-20.docxInt'l Acquisition & Exportability (IA&E) Assessment JST (Oct 20)
The IA&E Assessment Job Support Tool (JST) provides DoD acquisition workforce members with a 'one stop shop' source of DoD policy guidance and DAU best practice advice on how to develop/update an IA&E assessment for your DoD Component's Adaptive Acquisition Framework (AAF) program/project.
10/19/2020 2:42 PMLearning Material
DAU IACP Courses  - 9-25-20.pptxDAU Int'l Acquisition Career Path (IACP) Courses (Sep 20)
An updated summary Defense Acquisition University (DAU) International Acquisition Career Path (IACP) Foundational Learning courses and workshops -- Level I, Level II, and Level III -- is provided in this chart.  This summary includes both DAU Online and Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) courses available in FY 2021. 

This chart also has a hotlink to the Defense Acquisition Workforce IACP Training Standards and Core Plus Development Guide.
9/25/2020 12:42 PMLearning Material
DAU DSMC-I Intl Acq Transactions Software Overview - R2 -7-25-20.pptxDAU Int't Acq Transactions Computer Software Overview (Jul 20)
This DAU/DSMC-Int'l presentation (R2) of 7-25-20 provides an overview of USG/DoD policies and practices that apply to DoD Internatiional Transaction-related computer software vis-a-vis its treatment as a "Defense Article" or as "Information."

This revision addresses Cooperative R&D Agreements (CRADAs), Grants, Other Transaction Authority (OTA) agreements, FAR/DFAR contracts, Building Partner Capacity (BPC) and Acquisition and Cross Servicing Agreement (ACSA) transactions.
7/26/2020 11:36 AMLearning Material
DEF Implementation Best Practices - DAU DSMC-I -- 5-26-2020.pdfDesign for Exportability - Defense Exportability Integration BPs (May 20)
This DAU DFE -DEI Best Practices info paper provides a summary of current perspectives, insights, and advice on the "how to" aspects of building in defense exportability at the Program Management Office (PMO)/Integrated Product Team (IPT) level.
5/27/2020 9:47 PMLearning Material

​Most recent version of the Defense Acquisition University (DAU) - Defense Systems Management College (DSMC) International Monthly Activity Report (IMAR)

12/31/2020 1:03 PM
Course Update

​ACQ 380 (International Acquisition Management) is DAU's Level III Int'l Acquisition Career Path (IACP) course.  DoD acquisition workforce members receive a DAU Certification of Successful Completion of IACP Level III Training upon graduation from ACQ 380.  ACQ 380 graduates to date have enjoyed this participative, practical exercise/case study-based course and rated it very highly. 

Unfortunately, due to the impact of COVID-19 on all DAU resident courses, the August 17-21, 2020 offering will be cancelled.

Please visit to learn more about DAU's overall COVID-19 plans for resident courses or e-mail the DSMC-Int'l faculty at regarding future ACQ 380 offerings.

6/30/2020 2:30 PM

​DAU recently established a first-ever FOUO/CUI document storage capability on the Intelink Inteldocs FOUO/CUI website.  USG/DoD personnel and authorized DoD contractors with Common Access Cards (CACs) may access the new DSMC folder once they have registered as Intelink users.

Once you are a registered Intelink user, visit the DSMC FOUO/CUI Document Folder to obtain access to DSMC-International FOUO/CUI documents on International Acquisition & Exportability (IA&E) topics including Int'l Cooperative Programs, Defense Exportability, IA&E Planning & Analysis, and Foreign Military Sales.

3/31/2020 2:06 PM
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​DSMC-International conducted an Int'l Acquisition & Exportability (IA&E) Lunch & Learn Webinar on August 7 from 1230 - 1400.  This WebEx presentation and discussion focused on recent developments in the DoD IA&E area including:  IA&E in the National Security & National Defense Strategies; White House Conventional Arms Transfer Policy implementation activities; White House – Congressional disagreements over U.S. arms exports to the Middle East; the impact of recent NDAAs on USG/DoD Foreign Military Sales (FMS) transactions; and recent DoD JCIDS policy changes on Building Exportability into DoD systems and equipment.  A copy of this presentation is available on this Int'l Community of Practice website at URL

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​ACQ 380 (International Acquisition Management) is DAU's Level III Int'l Acquisition Career Path (IACP) course. DoD acquisition workforce members receive a DAU Certification of Successful Completion of IACP Level III Training upon graduation from ACQ 380. ACQ 380 graduates to date have enjoyed this participative, practical exercise/case study-based course and rated it very highly.
The December 2-6, 2019 offering of ACQ 380 at Fort Belvoir, VA was canceled due an insufficient number of student registrations.  Please consider signing up for the February 2020 offering of ACQ 380 today.

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011/2/2017 9:25 AM

What could we (the DAU DSMC-I faculty) do to encourage greater interactive participation by IA&E Community members on this website?

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