THE DISAM JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL SECURITY ASSISTANCE MANAGEMENT.In July, the Naval Air Systems Command The Naval Air Systems Command, or NAVAIR, is the part of the United States Navy which provides materiel support for naval aircraft and airborne weapon systems, such as guided missiles. NAVAIR was established in 1966 as the successor to the Navy's Bureau of Naval Weapons (BuWeps). held its annual foreign military sales That portion of United States security assistance authorized by the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended, and the Arms Export Control Act of 1976, as amended. This assistance differs from the Military Assistance Program and the International Military Education and Training Program (FMS FMS - Flexible Manufacturing System (factory automation). ) Logistics Process Improvement Team (LPIT LPIT Logistics Process Improvement Team ) conference, which brings together participants from the Navy, industry, and the nations which use naval aircraft. We at DISAM DISAM Defense Institute of Security Assistance Management
DISAM Direct Indexed Sequential Access Method are taking this opportunity to salute the Naval Aviation System Team that currently supports 45 countries through 1,500 FMS cases valued at over $29 billion. In this issue, we present not only a look at LPIT conferences, past and present, but we also offer several articles describing Naval Aviation initiatives that will result in better life cycle support for the international military customer. Many of these initiatives involve information technology, and these were demonstrated in the LPIT conference's Cybercafe The first Internet cafe in the U.S. Founded in 1995 in New York, the menu is a selection of fine coffees and desserts along with Internet, e-mail, printing, scanning and faxing services. Hats, shirts and jackets are also available for purchase. . Taken as a whole, the LPIT conference, as well as the new projects presented there, are indicative of NAVAIR'S dynamic approach to improving logistics support through security cooperation.
Also in July, DSCA DSCA Defense Security Cooperation Agency
DSCA Defense Support of Civil Authorities
DSCA Differential Strain Curve Analysis
DSCA Deep Sound Channel Axis
DSCA Debt Service Coverage Account
DSCA Document Signer Certification Authority hosted its second annual conference on FMS reinvention, the 2000 Security Cooperation Conference. With the theme "Perspective Is Everything," General Michael Davison opened the conference by announcing a string of successes that FMS reinvention has had. In another plenary session, Deputy Secretary of Defense Rudy de Leon Rudolph F. de Leon (born August 28, 1952) was Deputy Secretary of Defense from March 31, 2000 until March 16, 2001. He then was Boeing's senior vice president of Washington, D.C. emphasized the continuing importance of security cooperation, noting that the calamitous failure of the FMS system that had grabbed the headlines a few years ago seems today to be a thing of the past, as sales and customer satisfaction have steadily risen. We have included their speeches in their entirety, and we have attempted to capture the essence of the ten panels of experts that comprised the bulk of the conference.
The last few years have seen a growth in the use of security cooperation funds in contingency operations such as presidential drawdowns and humanitarian assistance. These techniques are used as part of our overall foreign policy, but they bring with them additional financial requirements. DFAS-Denver is responsible for handling the funds for these various contingency operations.
Use of computers is growing steadily in the security assistance organizations. As technology has become cheaper, capabilities are now spreading thorough the world. In the European Command, information technology personnel have developed procedures for computer management throughout the unified command, and in this issue their ideas are presented so that other SAOs may benefit.
DISAM has two new offerings for our stakeholders. The first is a new course, the SAO Sa´o
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Finally, we want to wish a fond farewell to Lieutenant General Michael Davison as he retires from the Army and to extend a warm welcome to the new director of DSCA, Lieutenant General Tome Walters.