SCM-LO (SCM-359)

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

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


This 10-day course provided a functional knowledge of security cooperation and security assistance policies and procedures for Locally Employed Staff (LE Staff) who worked in Security Cooperation Offices (SCOs) in U.S. embassies around the world. (LE Staff are also known as Foreign Service Nationals (FSNs) or Personal Services Agreement personnel [PSAs].)

Course Description

Addressed U.S. security cooperation (SC) legislation, policy, and procedures; US embassy operations; foreign military sales (FMS) processes; training management; resource management; contract administration; technology transfer and export controls; humanitarian assistance and foreign disaster relief; and other Title 10 security cooperation programs. Instruction is classroom-based, with reading assignments and practical exercises reinforcing lectures.

This course meets International Program Security (IPS) training requirements of DoD Directive 5230.20.

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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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