SCM-CF (SCM-411)

Security Cooperation Management Financial Management Course

NOTE: The following information is offered for archival purposes only. This course is no longer offered by DSCU.


The Financial Management Course (SCM-CF) was held for 5 days and was designed to provide personnel who were directly involved in or concerned with Security Cooperation (SC) pricing, funds management, performance/delivery reporting, and billing a comprehensive understanding and application of the policies, methods, systems, and actions necessary for the effective financial management of SC cases.

Course Description

The course encompassed a broad variety of topics, including the Arms Export Control Act and other statutory requirements; Department of Defense (DoD) implementing directives and manuals; SC pricing of materiel and services; flow and accounting of funds; the FMS trust fund; obligation and expenditure authority; payment schedules; performance reporting and reimbursement, including the delivery transaction / performance reports, FMS billing statement (DD Form 645), Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) feedback reports, the Defense Integrated Financial System (DIFS); and case reconciliation, and closure. The course was interspersed with studies of the organizations and functions concerned, including the military departments (MILDEPs) and the DFAS, and their interrelationship and involvement.

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Course Login

Registration for DSCU courses is completed using the Cornerstone on Demand (CSOD) Learning Management System (LMS) hosted by the Defense Acquisition University (DAU). You will access the LMS using a dialog similar to that shown to the left. Click the "Need help signing in?" link (indicated by the arrow) if you need help.

If you are a student who currently occupies a Security Cooperation Workforce position, you should be immediately redirected to DSCU’s instance of the CSOD learning management system after logging into the DAU hosted site. If you do not see any DSCU courses available after login, you will need to take one of the following actions:

  1. Register for the Introduction to Security Cooperation Course (SC-101).
  2. Change your organization in your CSOD profile. Follow these Directions for Changing your Organinization so you can view your DSCU courses.

Click the button below if you are ready to proceed.

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