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Office of Security Assistance (PM/SA)

The Office of Security Assistance (SA) directs over $6 billion annually in U.S. military grant assistance to allies and friends through policy development, budget formulation, and program oversight. The Office of Security Assistance is comprised of the Security Assistance (SA) Team, , and the Global Security Contingency Fund (GSCF) Team. The Security Assistance Team develops and manages military grant assistance policy and funding through numerous programs, in cooperation with regional bureaus and DoD. The Global Security Contingency Fund Team oversees joint State-DoD identification, development, funding, and implementation of assistance to respond to emergent challenges and opportunities across several facets of the security sector.

Office Director: Kevin O'Keefe
Deputy Director: Thomas Hale
Office Manager Phone number: 202 647-7775



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