The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) is responsible for administering the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Excess Defense Articles (EDA) program.  Excess defense articles are DoD and U.S. Coast Guard-owned articles no longer needed and declared excess by the U.S. Armed Forces.  This excess equipment may be offered at reduced or no cost to eligible foreign recipients on an “as is, where is” basis in support of U.S. national security and foreign policy objectives.

Section 516(b)(1)(e) of the Foreign Assistance Act states that EDA transfers shall not adversely impact the U.S. national technology and industrial base, nor reduce the opportunities of U.S. industry to sell new or used equipment to the proposed recipient.  In accordance with Executive Order 12163, as amended, the Director of DSCA makes the determination on the impact to industry.

Further information on DSCA’s EDA program can be found on DSCA’s Website.


Strategic Industries and Economic Security Resources  

Strategic Industries and Economic Security
Eric Longnecker, Director

Munitions Control Division
Alexandra "Ola" Craft, Director

Strategic Analysis Division
John Isbell Director

Defense Programs Division Director
Katie Reid

Phone: 202-482-4506
Fax: 202-482-5650


Mailing Address:
Office of Strategic Industries and Economic Security
Bureau of Industry and Security
U.S. Department of Commerce
1401 Constitution Avenue, NW
Room 3876
Washington, D.C. 20230

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