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In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the management of Special Defense Acquisition Fund (SDAF) resources to: (1) determine whether SDAF has been meeting its objective of decreasing the delivery time needed to provide defense articles to foreign recipients under the Foreign Military Sales program; and (2) identify management and legislative policy issues that need to be addressed.

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Matter for Congressional Consideration

Matter Status
Congress should consider allowing 3-year obligation authority for amounts made available to SDAF through appropriation accounts.
Closed - Not Implemented
Congress should consider allowing SDAF to obligate the proceeds of a sale in the year in which the sale is made, stipulating the amount to be made available in an annual appropriation act.
Closed - Implemented
Congress should consider amending the Arms Export Control Act to allow DSAA to purchase advanced systems not releasable to foreign countries.
Closed - Not Implemented

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