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TITLE:  DoD Directive 5230.20, "Visits, Assignments, and Exchanges of Foreign Nationals", 08/12/1998

SUMMARY: This Directive: 1. Reissues DoD Instruction 5230.20, April 25, 1992, incorporates the requirements of Section 1082 of Public Law 104-201, "National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal Year 1997," September 23, 1996, and update policy and responsibilities governing visits and assignments, including exchanges, of foreign nationals to the DoD Components and certain contractor facilities. 2. Establishes the International Visits Program (IVP), the Foreign Liaison Officers (FLOs) Program, the Defense Personnel Exchange Program (DPEP), and the policy for the assignment of Cooperative Program Personnel. 3. Designates the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Technology as the DoD Executive Agent for the Engineer and Scientist Exchange Program (ESEP). 4. Designates the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Policy Support) (DUSD (PS)) as the DoD Executive Agent for Administration and Professional Exchange Program assignments in the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) and the Defense Agencies. 5. Designates the Director, Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), as the DoD executive Agent for the Defense Intelligence personnel Exchange Program.   6. Authorizes the publication of a DoD Manual, "Joint Service Foreign Attaché Manual," in accordance with reference (c).

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