DEFENSE SECURITY COOPERATION AGENCY
MEMORANDUM FOR :
DEPUTY UNDER SECRETARY OF THE AIR FORCE
Updated Implementing Agency (IA) Return Reason Codes in the Defense Security Assistance Management System (DSAMS), DSCA Policy 11-03
This memorandum provides updated return reason codes added to DSAMS for Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) documents returned to the IAs by the Case Writing Division (CWD). These new return codes complement existing codes used for returns during the LOA review process.
DSAMS has historically been used to track reasons for returning LOA documents. This information is provided by the CWD quarterly through DSAMS reports to the Security Cooperation community. A category of returns that is reported each quarter is "IA Requested Returns." This category does not provide sufficient detail to extrapolate the specific reasons for returning LOA documents. As a result, this update expands the return category to identify specific reasons IAs request LOA documents be returned to the development phase for rework.
To ensure IA requested return information is captured accurately, IA reviewers must provide a brief statement by email to the CWD and enter a case remark in DSAMS detailing the reason for the return. Attached are return codes that will be assigned by the CWD to more accurately reflect IA requested returns in DSAMS. Codes denoted with an "S" correspond with the CWDDOCRTN milestone; codes denoted with a "T" correspond with the WDOCRTN milestone. Return requests for cases in Write status should be sent to: email@example.com, and return requests for cases in Review or Pending status should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This guidance is effective June 1, 2011 to coincide with the next DSAMS report cycle. If you have questions regarding these codes or this process, please contact Ms. Regina Martin, (937) 904-4607 (DSN 674); email Regina.Martin@cwd.dsca.mil. For questions regarding the SAMM please contact Ms. Michelle Davis, (703) 601-3843; e-mail email@example.com.
IA Requested Return Reason Codes