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WASHINGTON, April 19, 2018 -- The President has issued a National Security Presidential Memorandum approving an update to the U.S. Conventional Arms Transfer (CAT) Policy. This update supports U.S. allies and foreign partners, expands opportunities for American industry, and creates new American jobs. The policy also ensures that arms transfers remain consistent with U.S. national security and foreign policy interests.

WASHINGTON (August 7, 2017) – The U.S. Senate confirmed Charles W. Hooper for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and assignment as Director, Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA), July 31, becoming the organization’s 17th director.

LTG Charles HooperHooper takes over as director from Vice Adm. Joseph Rixey, who retired, July 14.

WASHINGTON, November 28, 2017 -- The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announces sales of $41.93 billion for Fiscal Year 2017. The total sales include $6.04 billion of cases funded by the State Department’s Foreign Military Financing; $3.87 billion in cases funded under Defense Department authorities; and $32.02 billion funded by partner nations through the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) system.

WASHINGTON (July 14, 2017) – After more than three-decades of serving the nation, Vice Adm. Joseph Rixey, director of Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA), retired during a ceremony at the Washington Navy Yard, July 14.

Rixey, a 1983 graduate of the United States Naval Academy, served as the 16th director of DSCA from Sept. 6, 2013 to July 14, 2017.

WASHINGTON (May 20, 2017) – President Trump and Saudi King Salman signed a nearly $110 billion defense capabilities package in a significant expansion of the more than seven-decade long security relationship between the United States and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

These capabilities will be conveyed via Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Letters of Offer and Acceptance (LOA). Potential future defense capabilities are detailed in a Memorandum of Intent (MOI) to support Saudi Arabia's defense needs.

Article Sourced From:
IHS Jane's Defence Weekly Dec 15, 2016

Article By:
Brooks Tigner

WASHINGTON, November 8, 2016 -- The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announces sales of $33.6 billion for Fiscal Year 2016.  The total sales include $2.9 billion of Foreign Military Financing-funded cases; $5.0 billion in Building Partner Capacity-funded cases; and $25.7 billion funded by partner nations. 

Article Sourced From:
Defense News Aug. 30, 2016

Article By:
Ambassador Tina Kaidanow and Vice Adm. Joseph Rixey

WASHINGTON, August 19, 2016 -- The Department of State Bureau of Political-Military Affairs and Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) have announced the signing of the first Foreign Military Sales (FMS) case under the new Lead-Nation Procurement Initiative as part of a series of improvements to be made to FMS processes as outlined in DSCA’s strategic plan – DSCA Vision 2020.

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