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Golden Sentry End-Use Monitoring Program

 
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Golden Sentry End-Use Monitoring Program:

The Golden Sentry End-Use Monitoring (EUM) program is designed to verify defense articles or services transferred by the United States Government (USG) to foreign recipients are being used in accordance with the terms and conditions of the transfer agreement or other applicable agreement.   In accordance with Section 505 of the Foreign Assistance Act (FAA) (22 U.S.C. 2314), as amended, and the Section 3 (22 U.S.C. 2753) and Section 4 (22 U.S.C. 2754) of the Arms Export Control Act,  and as reflected in the Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) Standard Terms and Conditions, recipients must agree:

  • to use U.S.-provided defense articles, training, and services only for their intended purpose;
  • not to transfer title to, or possession of, any defense article or related training to anyone not an officer, employee, or agent of that country or of the USG without prior written consent of the USG;
  • to maintain the security of any article with substantially the same degree of protection afforded to it by the USG; and
  • to permit observation and review by, and to furnish necessary information to, representatives of the USG with regards to use of such articles.  

EUM provides USG oversight to ensure these conditions are met.

 

EUM Program Purpose:

In order to improve accountability of defense articles and services transferred to foreign partners, Section 40A of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2785) directs establishment of an end-use monitoring program.  The purpose of the Golden Sentry EUM program of the Department of Defense (DoD) is to actively administer the Department’s implementation of Section 40A by holding Foreign Military Sales (FMS) partners accountable for the proper use, storage, and physical security of U.S.-origin DoD defense articles and services, transferred via DoD government-to-government programs.  The Secretary of Defense has assigned management of the Golden Sentry Program to the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA).

The principal components of Golden Sentry’s execution include obtaining pre-delivery end-user assurances from the recipient governments and international organizations regarding authorized end-use, re-transfer restrictions, and protection of U.S.-origin defense equipment. 

The Golden Sentry EUM program oversees Routine and Enhanced end-use monitoring by Security Cooperation Organizations assigned to U.S. Embassies worldwide to verify end-use, accountability, and security of defense articles and services.   Golden Sentry conducts Compliance Assessment Visits and Focused Verification Checks to verify compliance with the end-use terms and conditions of sale and other transfer agreements, as well as compliance with EUM policy by Security Cooperation Organizations.   EUM requirements are applied equally to all foreign partners receiving defense articles and/or defense services through programs administered by DSCA and the Department of Defense.

 

Security Cooperation Information Portal (Only for authorized personnel):

Security Cooperation Information Portal (SCIP) is an information technology system which serves as the sole and authoritative repository for all EUM-related data and documentation.  SCIP can be accessed by personnel from DSCA, the MILDEPs, SCOs, the State Department, and Partner Nations.   The SCIP-EUM module is also the system of record for inventories, program documentation, and data storage. 

SCIP-EUM:   An active account is required to access SCIP; permissions are based upon EUM requirements.   To register for a SCIP-EUM account visit: https://www.scportal.us/home/registration-info.html.

If you encounter issues accessing SCIP, contact:  dsca.eumhelpdesk@mail.mil

 

Contact EUM support desk for questions:

dsca.eumhelpdesk@mail.mil

 

Reporting EUM Violations:

The President is obligated, pursuant to Arms Export Control Act Section 3(c)(2), to report end-use violations to Congress. The Department of State, with input from DoD, is the lead agency responsible for reporting end-use violations.

All DoD personnel must report any suspected end-use violations of U.S.-origin defense articles, including unauthorized access, unauthorized transfers, security violations, or known equipment losses, to the USG either through the SCO or directly to DSCA and the State Department through their respective EUM Potential End-Use Violation inboxes


Any non-DoD personnel may also report suspected end-use violations directly to these same organizations or through the same unclassified email addresses.

 

Training (Only for authorized personnel):

The following mandatory training is required for EUM Program Managers with DoD EUM responsibilities: 

  • End Use Monitoring Policy Course and SCIP-EUM Technical Training
  • Defense Security Cooperation University (DSCU) Security Cooperation course SC-121. 

To register for these courses visit:

https://www.discs.dsca.mil/Registration/DISAMRegistration.aspx?BOL=TRUE&course_=SC-121&EOL=TRUE

After completing the training, ensure you provide your training certificate to dsca.eumhelpdesk@mail.mil

 

References:

  • Chapter 8 of the Security Assistance Management Manual (SAMM) [CLICK HERE]
  • Demilitarization Program website (CAC required): [CLICK HERE]
  • EUM Handbook [CLICK HERE] (Coming Soon)