Defense Security Cooperation Agency


  • The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) leads, directs, and manages security cooperation programs and resources to support U.S. national security objectives that build relationships that promote U.S. interests; build allied and partner capacities for self-defense and coalition operations; and promote peacetime and contingency access for U.S. forces.
  • Office of the Chief Performance Officer (CPO) provides research and analyses of business performance metrics using a solid foundation of information technology and data analysis techniques in support of the agency’s ongoing efforts to improve business processes and performance.
  • Programs Directorate - The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has program responsibilities for sales and transfers of defense articles and services to international customers. As part of its overall responsibilities, DSCA is the Department of Defense (DoD) agency delegated the responsibility to prepare two (2) major annual reports, required by the Foreign Assistance Act (FAA) or by Title 10 United States Code for submission to the Congress.
  • Combating Terrorism Fellowship Program (CTFP) has helped countries recognize the importance of fighting terrorism, and the Program is building an international network of individuals who share a common understanding of the terrorist threat.
  • The George C. Marshall Center European Center for Security Studies (GCMC) has existed since 1993 as an educational institution funded by the United States Department of Defense and the German Ministry of Defense. Its mission is to create a more stable security environment by advancing democratic defense institutions and relationships; promoting active, peaceful engagement; and enhancing enduring partnerships between the nations of America, Europe and Eurasia. The mission of the Partner Language Training Center Europe (PLTCE), part of the GCMC, includes providing language training to international students. Instruction includes general language instruction at all proficiency levels and language for specific purposes instruction.
  • The Partnership for Peace Consortium (PfPC) is collocated and works closely with the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies. The Marshall Center (MC) is a joint US Department of Defense and German Ministry of Defense institution located in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. The PfP Consortium is a voluntary association of institutes of higher learning, both governmental and private, in defense and security affairs that is financially supported by the United States, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). The Consortium is an "in the spirit of PfP" activity that seeks to strengthen defense, military, and security policy education through enhanced national and institutional cooperation; and Increase the scope of multinational research on critical issues confronting EAPC nations.