What does DSCA mean in Military?

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Defense Support of Civil Authorities

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Defense Support of Civil authorities
Defense Support of Civil Authorities is the current process by which United States military assets and personnel can be used to assist in missions normally carried out by civil authorities. These missions have included: responses to natural and man-made disasters, law enforcement support, special events, and other domestic activities. A recent example of the use of DSCA is the military response to Hurricane Katrina. DSCA is the overarching guidance of how the United States military can be requested by a federal agency and the procedures that govern the actions of the military during employment. The military can offer a variety of assistance which includes personnel or equipment. Among the most sought-after assets are transport; fuel; communications; commodities including food, building supplies and medicines; manpower; technical assistance and the use of military facilities.

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