Tag Archives: Defense Security Cooperation Agency

Heidi Grant to End Tenure as DSCA Director

Heidi Grant

Heidi Grant, director of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA), will step down from her role and transition out of the federal government. She has served as DSCA's director since August 2020 and has contributed 32 years of service to the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, Joint Staff and other Department of Defense components, DSCA said Tuesday.

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US to Provide Support Services for UK C-17 Program Under FMS Agreement

C-17 Globemaster III

The U.S. government will provide support for the U.K. government’s fleet of eight Boeing-built C-17 Globemaster III military transport aircraft over a five-year period under a foreign military sales agreement signed on Aug. 31 at the Defense Security Cooperation Agency’s headquarters in Washington, D.C.

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DSCA Looks to Promote Asset Transfer Option in Foreign Military Sales Program

DSCA

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency is looking to promote a third-party transfer option for U.S. allies and partner nations that do not have large defense budgets to procure aircraft or weapons systems through the Department of Defense's foreign military sales program. Col. Anthony Walker, senior materiel leader in the Air Force Security Assistance and Cooperation Directorate's international division, said DSCA Director Heidi Grant is exploring financing options the agency could offer to potential FMS clients.

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Lt. Gen. Charles Hooper: US Offers Options to Foreign Arms Clients Facing Economic Challenges

Lt. Gen. Hooper

Lt. Gen. Charles Hooper, most recently director of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) and a previous Wash100 Award winner, said the U.S. government is offering options to foreign allies to keep them from dropping planned arms procurements as they deal with the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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DSCA’s Charles Hooper: FMS Procedures Progressed Since FY 2017

Lt. Gen. Hooper

Lt. Gen. Charles Hooper, director of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) and a former Wash100 recipient, has said that U.S. foreign arms sales increased and acquisition procedures improved since fiscal year 2017. “Defense exports are driven by a rapidly evolving security environment and emerging threats," said Hooper.

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DSCA Unveils Certification Program for Security Cooperation Personnel; Lt. Gen. Charles Hooper Quoted

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency has introduced a program to certify military and civilian personnel who aim to help the Department of Defense build partnerships and strengthen alliances. ''We are proud to elevate security cooperation as a profession through the new Security Cooperation Workforce Certification Program,'' said  Lt. Gen. Charles Hooper, director of DSCA and a former Wash100 recipient.

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New University to Train Security Cooperation Workforce in Defense Department; Cara Abercrombie Quoted

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency has opened a new institution designed to train and build a workforce of security cooperation experts. The new Defense Security Cooperation University aims to ensure that all involved personnel have a grasp of security cooperation's alignment with the national security strategy, according to DSCU President Cara Abercrombie, the DSCA said Thursday.

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DSCA Reports 33% Increase in FY 2018 Foreign Military Sales; Lt. Gen. Charles Hooper Quoted

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency has found that the U.S. recorded $55.66B in fiscal 2018 foreign military sales, reflecting a 33 percent rise from total FMS sales posted in fiscal 2017. DSCA said Tuesday the trend can be attributed to policy changes the White House has initiated such as the administration’s move to update the Conventional Arms Transfer Policy in April.

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GAO: DSCA Needs to Strengthen Oversight of FMS Program Expenditures

The Government Accountability Office has recommended that the Defense Security Cooperation Agency modify its strategy for overseeing operational expenses of the Defense Department‘s foreign military sales program. GAO said Monday it found that DoD lacks data to show how the department spends on military operations such as compensating program staff and …

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