Who we are...
The Foreign Procurement Group (FPG) is an international network of partners located in Washington, DC with established United States Foreign Military Sales (FMS) programs. Founded in 1999 with 17 member nations, the FPG now has approximately 46 members and continues to grow. Comprised of a mix of uniformed and civilian logistics, procurement and defence cooperation officials, the FPG is overseen by an Executive Committee which is led by its chair. Currently, the FPG Chairperson is Mrs. Paula Folkes-Dallaire from the Embassy of Canada.
What we do...
The FPG contributes to the United States Security Cooperation community as a customer focal point on FMS initiatives and business process improvements. The group meets quarterly and hosts United States government officials from across the Security Cooperation Enterprise and other relevant experts to discuss challenges and trends in administering FMS and to advocate for improvements to the program. Recent guest speakers include the Deputy Undersecretary of the Air Force for International Agreements, Director of the Navy International Programs Office and Deputy Director of the Defense Technology Security Administration.
Annually, the FPG develops priorities to focus their work on a set of shared challenges and issues. The FPG also oversees several working group sub-committees who take a more focused look at the priorities and the details of the FMS process and report their findings back to the group. These findings often result in actionable recommendations that are then provided to the United States government for consideration. Examples of issues addressed by the group include standard levels of service, Security Cooperation Information Portal update and reform, FMS financing and termination of liability among others.
Currently, the FPG is supported by three working groups:
In addition to the working groups, there is the International Customer User Group (ICUG) - a parallel organization whose efforts are focused on requisitioning, maintenance and logistics improvements. The ICUG chair sits on the FPG’s Executive Committee.
Any FMS customer nation that has FMS experienced person(s) in Washington can join the FPG. Nations that are interested to join the FPG are asked to submit a request to the Chair or the Executive Committee Officers of the group. The application is submitted to the FPG members for comment before the new representatives are welcomed to the group. Experience has shown that new member nations are enthusiastically welcomed.
Argentina - Australia - Austria - Bahrain - Belgium - Brazil - Canada - Chile - Czech Republic - Denmark - Egypt - Finland - France - Germany - Greece - Hungary - India - Indonesia - Israel - Italy - Japan - Kuwait - Malaysia - Montenegro - Nepal - Netherlands - New Zealand - Norway - Pakistan - Philippines - Poland - Portugal - Saudi Arabia - Singapore - South Korea - Spain - Sweden - Switzerland - Taiwan - Thailand - Turkey - Ukraine - United Kingdom - United States - Yemen