Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Student registration, class manager welcome, discussion of course requirements for graduation, emphasizing course outline, and reading assignments. Student introductions.
Provides a general overview of security assistance and security cooperation activities by the U.S. Government (USG). Examines the complementary relationship between security assistance and security cooperation and the interaction between the Departments of State and Defense. Previews the eight major security assistance and security cooperation programs. Discusses the conventional arms transfer policy (CATP), the requirements for Congressional notification, and potential sanctions against countries.
Defines the SCO and examines its responsibilities for SC planning, its working relationships with the U.S. ambassador, the combatant command, various other DoD organizations, the host country, and its support to U.S. industry.
Outlines the requirements for the security aspects of the SC programs executed by DoD and Industry. Explains the importance of technology transfer and export controls as they relate to U.S. national security. Introduces pertinent laws, key organizational players, and governing documents. Describes the export approval and licensing process used to control military and dual use items. Introduces the National Disclosure Policy Committee (NDPC) and explains its role. Highlights the differences in export procedures between FMS and DCS.
Describes the planning phase in the life cycle of the FMS Process and requirements definition.
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Provides a review of the next three phases of the life cycle of the FMS Process to include Request, Offer and Acceptance. Provides an in-depth look at a sample LOA, to include Standard terms and Conditions, LOA Notes and the LOA Information section which defines the various codes used throughout the LOA. The lesson will focus on the LOA information that should be included in the procurement contract between Industry and the DoD, and the impact that LOA information has on Industry's ability to execute the program.
Examines the last three phases of the life cycle of the FMS Process to include Case Implementation, Case Execution and Case Closure.
Presents a general overview of the supply chain available to a foreign purchaser under the FMS program. Topics include initial and follow-on support for FMS purchases, logistics organizations, life-cycle costs, order processing, materiel distribution, and transportation, with emphasis on those logistics support programs that involve defense industry.
Representatives from agencies discuss current issues in SC as they apply to defense industry.
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Presents a basic outline of the legal relationships that exist between the USG and the international customer; the U.S. contractor/vendor and the USG; and the foreign government and the U.S. contractor within the context of government contracts and offset agreements.
Provides a review of the financial aspects of FMS including payment terms, credit, trust fund accounting, and financial forecasting. Students will discuss the pricing policies and procedures applicable to FMS material and services furnished from inventory and from new procurement. Students will discuss the billing cycle and the role of the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) and the Implementing Agency (IA).
Students will complete a practical exercise comparing the pros and cons of each system, using information from previous lessons.
Reviews and applies information presented during previous lessons. Discusses criteria for effective and efficient development of Letters of Request. Students gain an appreciation for the holistic approach in defining requirements and the tools available to the international partner, the SCO, and industry in LOR development. Students review a typical LOR to determine flaws and decide on methods to improve the product.