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Welcome to ISG

The development of functioning, accountable, and effective defense and security institutions is critical to enabling the long-term success of security cooperation and partner capability development and is foundational to the Institute for Security Governance (ISG). Located in Monterey, California, ISG was established in 2019 as a component of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) and is the Department of Defense Center of Excellence for Institutional Capacity Building (ICB). -- Read More

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LATEST NEWS

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Opportunities with ISG

Posted: Setp 21, 2020

The Institute for Security Governance (ISG) has a new opening in our faculty team. We are currently recruiting for a Faculty Associate – Education who will serve as ISG’s Communications and Outreach lead. Learn more about the position at the bottom of our "Working with Us" page.

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Ms. Heidi Grant to become DSCA Director

Posted: August 6, 2020

Ms. Heidi Grant has been assigned as the new Director of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA), ISG’s parent organization.  Ms. Grant is currently director of the Defense Technology Security Administration and has been selected to assume responsibility from LTG Charles Hooper, who recently retired after 41 years of distinguished service.

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Ministry of Defense Advisors Program Seeks Applicants

Posted: July 21, 2020

The Defense Security Cooperation University (DSCU) is now training the latest cohort of candidates for the Ministry of Defense Advisors (MoDA) program at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center (MUTC) on Camp Atterbury, Indiana. The training of the advisors is conducted by DSCU, and is a key facet of the MoDA Program.

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FEATURED STORY

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Continuation, Collaboration, and Reinvention: ISG in the Wake of COVID-19

2020: Quarter 4 - July 31, 2020
We’ve all been there: try as you might to get to the airport on time, traffic is backed up and-- sweaty, stressed, and deflated—you miss your flight. But few have been in the situation where that flight is the last one departing for your home country before borders are closed in response to a global pandemic.
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MATERIALS AT A GLANCE

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INTRO TO ISG TWO-PAGER

This two-page document provides a brief introduction to ISG as a leader and integrator in global institutional capacity building and includes information about what drives us, how we are organized, our approach to advising and education, and the areas in which we work. For more detailed information, go to the About the Institute and What We Do sections of this site.

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COURSE CATALOG

This catalog document provides an overview of ISG's unique course offerings that support our education and training objectives. For an interactive, online version of the course catalog, go to the E-Course Catalog section of this site.

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FY2021 RESIDENT COURSE CALENDAR

A copy of our FY21 resident course schedule appears at this link. This schedule is subject to change, so please check back for updates. For more information on events at ISG headquarters, visit the On Campus section of our website.

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About Institutional Capacity Building

Wondering about the DSCA approach to institutional capacity building (ICB)? Check out this video from former DSCA Director LTG Charles Hooper, which covers why building ally and partner institutional capacity is critical to the success of US security cooperation efforts and what DSCA and ISG are doing to address ICB planning and execution. -- Watch Video here