Introduction to SC Policy, Programs, and Stakeholders - Security Cooperation Legislation and Policy

Security Cooperation (SC) Legislation and Policy

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Module 1, Security Cooperation (SC) Legislation and Policy


This learning guide was developed by DSCU as a ready reference to identify the key Security Cooperation and Security Assistance legislated authorizations and appropriations acts as well as make the connections between the various organizations and programs associated with Security Cooperation and Security Assistance.

  • Lesson 1 - Summarize the relationship between SC programs, SA programs managed by the Department of Defense (DoD), and SA programs managed by the Department of State (DoS).
  • Lesson 2 - Identify key United States Government (USG) organizations involved with SC/SA, where they fall in the hierarchy of the USG, and the responsibilities of those organizations in supporting SC/SA.
  • Lesson 3 - Explain different legislated authorization and appropriation acts that apply to SC and SA, differentiating between which apply to SC and which apply to SA.
  • Lesson 4 - Identify the various SC/SA sanction authorities available to the President.

NOTE: This learning guide is for reference or professional development only. No certificate is awarded for completion.

Target Audience

This learning guide is for any personnel working Security Cooperation.


This learning guide takes approximately 60 minutes to complete.

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