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Cost of Foreign Military Sales Reduced

WASHINGTON, November 3, 2014 -- The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced today that it is reducing the cost to its international customers of doing business through the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program.  Effective 1 December 2014, the FMS Contract Administration Services (CAS) Surcharge Rate will decrease from 1.5 percent to 1.2 percent.  

US Military Sales to Allies Tops $34B in 2014

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Defense News Oct. 27, 2014

Article By:
Paul McLeary

Fiscal Year 2014 Foreign Military Sales Exceed $30B

WASHINGTON, October 27, 2014 - The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced sales of $34.2 billion for Fiscal Year 2014.  

Sales under the government-to-government Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Program totaled $31.2 billion while sales executed using non-FMS cases managed under various security cooperation authorities totaled $3.0 billion for Fiscal Year 2014.

DSCA Releases New Plan To Battle Increasing Global Competition

Article Sourced From:
InsideDefense.com, October 1, 2014

Reforms Push New Day for US Foreign Military Sales

Article Sourced From:
Defense News Oct. 1, 2014

Article By:
Paul McLeary

DSCA Needs To Evolve To Fit In New World Norm, Director Says

Article Sourced From:
Inside the Pentagon. Vol 30, No. 39, September 25, 2014

Article By:
Scott Maucione

Hagel: DoD to Begin Safety Testing for Ebola Vaccine Candidate

WASHINGTON, Sept. 26, 2014 — The Defense Department has made critical contributions to the fight against the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa, and today Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel described additional ways the Pentagon is helping in the broader battle against infectious disease outbreaks of the future.

He spoke at a gathering of top government and military officials and infectious disease experts from 44 countries here to attend the Global Health Security Agenda, or GHSA, Summit hosted by President Barack Obama.

Obama Details Major Increase in U.S. Ebola Response

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2014 — In a whole-of-government approach and with international partners, the United States is significantly upping its response to the West African Ebola epidemic to save lives now and halt future outbreaks, President Barack Obama said today during a visit to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.

The president received updates from CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden and his team on the Ebola outbreak and efforts to help mobilize the international community to fight the deadly viral disease.

Hagel Lauds Ukraine’s Forces in Meeting With Defense Minister

WASHINGTON, Sept. 4, 2014 — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel today praised the actions of the Ukrainian armed forces in their current engagements in eastern Ukraine and pledged continued U.S. support for their efforts, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said.

Hagel made the comments during a meeting with Col. Gen. Valeriy Heletey, Ukraine’s defense minister, on the sidelines of the NATO summit in Wales, Kirby said in a statement summarizing the meeting.

Face of Defense: Airmen Add Candy to Humanitarian Airdrops

U.S. CENTRAL COMMAND AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY, Sept. 3, 2014 — The U.S. government provided the container delivery system bundles and the military aircraft, but something just seemed to be missing on packages destined to be dropped to Iraqis who had fled from terrorists in northern Iraq.

Air Force Master Sgt. Stephen Brown had something sweet in mind for the Iraqis’ children to make things just right.

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