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Message from the Director

Over the past few years, we have seen significant growth in the role of Security Cooperation supporting our national and foreign policy objectives. Our partnership and allies allow us to be stronger together, and our strength is enhanced by our ability to better communicate and be transparent with our common goals and requirements.

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) Vision 2020 details initiatives that will improve processes and procedures within DSCA, while the Security Cooperation enterprise adapts to the 21st century environment. One of the most transformational efforts and one that will have a truly long-lasting impact is to facilitate fundamental change in how DSCA communicate our requirements and priorities. I have called this effort the Transparency Initiative, and it is truly a team effort. This Transparency Handbook lays out milestones and tools which will enable us to better execute the Security Cooperation mission. Our ability to openly communicate will foster better understanding as we work to achieve common goals.

I look forward to continuing to serve with you in a more transparent environment. Together we will make a more efficient Foreign Military Sales program, but more importantly, we will become stronger partners.

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J. W. Rixey
Vice Admiral, USN
Director