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DoD’s ‘4th Estate’ Agencies to Procure Professional Services Via GSA’s OASIS; Tiffany Hixson Comments

The office of the defense undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics has signed an agreement with the General Services Administration to allow “4th Estate” agencies to procure professional services through GSA’s One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services and OASIS Small Business contract vehicles. GSA said Thursday the 4th Estate covers 28 Defense Department agencies …

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State Dept OKs Saudi Arabia’s Request for $200M in Military Training Services

The State Department has approved a potential $200 million foreign military sales agreement for Saudi Arabia to obtain military training services from the U.S. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Thursday the deal calls for the U.S. Military Training Mission to Saudi Arabia organization to identify, plan and execute security cooperation training and advisory …

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State Dept OKs $80M Order for Hellfire Missiles From UK

The State Department has approved an $80 million sale of 500 AGM-114R Hellfire II semi-active laser missiles to the U.K. as part of the U.S. government’s effort to bolster close air support for NATO operations. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Tuesday the U.K. government requested Hellfire missiles and associated equipment from the …

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Joseph Rixey: DSCA Eyes Org, Process Reforms to Bolster Alliance

Defense Security Cooperation Agency Director Vice Adm. Joseph Rixey has said the agency is focusing on efficiency, effectivity and alignment of activities in U.S. weapons sales, Defense News reported Wednesday. Rixey said in an interview with Vago Muradian that the launch of the Vision 2020 strategic plan is part of efforts to streamline the process of responses to requests of U.S. allies. …

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DSCA to Cut FMS Contract Administration Surcharge by 20%

The U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency will lower the contract administration services fee for foreign military sales from 1.5 percent on every transaction to 1.2 percent. DSCA said Monday the surcharge reduction will take effect Dec. 1 and falls under an agency initiative to reduce total FMS program cost for …

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DSCA’s Joseph Rixey: US Pushes ‘Long-Term Relationships’ Through FMS Program

The U.S. government has facilitated a total of $34.2 billion in sales of military equipment and services for fiscal year 2014 via the foreign military sales program and other security cooperation agreements. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Monday total FMS sales of arms, defense equipment, training and other services totaled $31.2 billion and non-FMS sales …

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Kidd Manville: DSCA Eyes Streamlined Foreign Defense Sales

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency has unveiled a plan to streamline the process of selling military equipment to foreign buyers, Defense News reported Wednesday. Paul McLeary writes DSCA’s “Vision 2020” strategy aims to help the agency comply with U.S. weapons trade restrictions while also supporting a NATO defense assets pooling …

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DSCA Interested in Analytics-Based Financial Mgmt Tools

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency has launched market research into analytics products and service offerings that DSCA could leverage to manage departmental programs and budgetary reports. DSCA seeks a contractor to provide financial management, data analytics, cost modeling and other support work to the agency’s business operations directorate, the agency …

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