SCM-LA (SCM-459)

Security Cooperation Management Locally Employed Staff (LE Staff) Advanced Course

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


This 5-day course was designed for personnel who had already attended the Security Cooperation Management Locally-Employed Staff Orientation (SCM-LO) Course, were working in Security Cooperation Offices (SCOs) in U.S. embassies around the world and due to increased responsibilities needed a broader and deeper background in Security Cooperation Management.

Course Description

The course addressed updates in U.S. security cooperation (SC) legislation, policy, and procedures; Combatant Command regional specific SC programs and policies, the whole of government planning, letter and memorandum of request (LOR/MOR) development, international armaments cooperation, end-use monitoring, third party transfers advanced training in international training and SCO budget management, as well as more in-depth training on financial management and logistics of SC cases and the Security Cooperation Information Portal (SCIP) and the Overseas Humanitarian Assistance Shared Information System (OHASIS). Instruction was classroom-based, with reading assignments and practical exercises reinforcing lectures.

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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.

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