ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- The U.S. Army Security Assistance Command hosted an Army Security Cooperation Meeting Oct. 27 in Alexandria, Va.

The meeting, themed "Shaping Expectations" featured several foreign military sales and security assistance experts.

Openning remarks were provided by Keith Webster, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Defense Exports and Cooperation.

Webster and Brig. Gen. Christopher Tucker, USASAC commander, lead the "Understanding Army Security Cooperation and Expectations" portion; Col. Tom Cosentino, Office of the Secretary of Defense for Policy, discussed "Security Cooperation Transformation;" Joseph Jefferson, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition Policy and Logistics, discussed the acquisition process; and Tony Incorvati, Director, Army Contracting Command, Contracting Operations, rounded out the morning briefings with the topic "International Contracting Challenges."

The group had a working lunch featuring key note speaker Lt. Gen. Mitchell Stevenson, Army G-4.

After lunch, Brig. Gen. Timothy Crosby, Program Executive Officer - Aviation discussed "Non-Standard Programs: Challenges to Delivery and Sustainment;" Col. David Dornblaser, USASAC Intensive Management Office director gave a briefing titled "Excess Defense Articles - How it Works;" followed by a presentation on "Support for 1206 Identifying Requirements to Improve Timelines," by Brandon Deneke, Defense Security Cooperation Agency. Jud Rose, Defense Technology Security Administration, led the group in a conversation about export controls reform; Lt. Col. Al Padden, Army G3 Stability Operations, gave a presentation titled "Building Partner Capacity;" and the last briefing for the day was by Webster in which he discussed the security cooperation engagement strategy.

The day's activities were concluded with a retirement ceremony for Dornblaser, who will be leaving the Army and returning as a government employee and director of USASAC's Washington Field Office.

USASAC implements approved U.S. Army security assistance programs, including Foreign Military Sales of defense articles and services to eligible foreign governments. The command manages approximately 4,400 FMS cases valued at more than $103 billion. USASAC also manages the Army's co-production program.

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