Introduction to SC Policy, Programs, and Stakeholders - Contract Programs Learning Guide

Security Cooperation (SC) Legislation and Policy

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Module 6, Contact Programs


This learning guide was developed by DSCU as a ready reference for you to perform the tasks related to the planning, oversight, and/or execution of Contact Programs, enabling you to identify the terms, actors, and processes involved in the execution of Contact Programs.

  • Lesson 1 - Define the term Contact Program.
  • Lesson 2 - Explain the different funding sources available for Contact Programs.
  • Lesson 3 - Describe the Contact Programs’ annual planning process, enabling you to plan and execute Contact Programs.

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 45 minutes to complete.

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