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The Institute for Security Governance — situated within the Defense Security Cooperation University’s (DSCU) International School of Education and Advising (ISEA) — is the Department of Defense’s Center of Excellence for Institutional Capacity Building (ICB). As a component of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA), and one of its primary international Security Cooperation schoolhouses, ISG is charged with building partner institutional capacity and capability through tailored advising, education, and professional development programs grounded in American values and approaches. -- Read More

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ISG Releases Two New Smart Sheets

Posted: June 4, 2021

The Institute for Security Governance has added two new Smart Sheets to its collection. The Defense Acquisition and Building Resilience for National Defense Smart Sheets were released Wednesday, June 2, 2021. These two additions join the original five which were released in February 2021.

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Andrew Wade Presented with ISG Challenge Coin and Certificate of Appreciation

Posted: May 13, 2021

On Tuesday, ISG recognized Andrew Wade, Director of Research within Defense Analysis at the Naval Postgraduate School, in a virtual ceremony acknowledging his efforts as an honorary member of the ISG team. Andrew was vital to the planning, coordination, and execution of four engagements with one of ISG's priority partners.

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ISG Wins Second SECDEF Award

Posted: April 26, 2021

The Institute for Security Governance (ISG) is humbled and proud to accept the Secretary of Defense Award for Excellence in Maintenance Training, Advice, and Assistance of Foreign Security Forces in the Ministerial Category, for a second year in a row. The 2020 award recognizes ISG’s efforts with partners in the Jordanian Armed Forces (JAF) to build capacity to conduct Capability Based Assessments (CBAs) to strengthen the effectiveness of one our important Middle Eastern partners.

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A&C’s Successful Transition to Virtual Engagements

2021: Quarter 2 - March 30, 2021
The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) caught us all by surprise, but ISG’s Advising & Consulting (A&C) team adapted quickly. After realizing that the COVID-19 environment would interrupt in-person engagements for an unspecified amount of time, the team transitioned to virtual engagements almost immediately upon the onset of the pandemic and the corresponding travel restrictions.
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MATERIALS AT A GLANCE

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ICB Smart Sheets

ISG has developed a series of concise papers, or Smart Sheets, designed to inform USG stakeholders and partner institutions about specific Institutional Capacity Building (ICB) functional or issue areas. Each sheet presents the specific challenge faced, the current state of the field, the role ICB plays in resolving the challenge, and provides ICB best practice recommendations.

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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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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