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Welcome to ISG
The Defense Security Cooperation University’s (DSCU) Institute for Security Governance (ISG) is the Department of Defense’s leading implementer for Institutional Capacity Building (ICB) and one of its primary international schoolhouses. As a component of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA), ISG is charged with building partner institutional capacity and capability through tailored advising, education, and professional development programs grounded in American values and approaches.
FY22 SECURITY COOPERATION FIGURES ANNOUNCEMENT
DSCA and ISG would like to announce the Fiscal Year 2022 U.S. arms transfer figures, as well as other notable Security Cooperation community statistics highlighting the depth and breadth of U.S. Security Cooperation efforts.
Security Cooperation programs such as the Foreign Military Sales and International Military Education and Training (IMET) programs are important tools of U.S. foreign policy with potential long-term implications for the regional and global security of U.S. allies and partner nations.
Successful ISG On-Site
The ISG Team recently came together for a three-day on-site meeting in Monterey, California and online. Events included a recognition ceremony for Mr. Steven Peterson for his five years of leadership as ISG Director as well as a town hall welcoming Acting Director Mr. David Manero in which colleagues learned more about his vision for the Institute during this important transitional period.
THE ISG HERON: JANUARY 2023 ISSUE
Happy New Year! In this issue of The ISG Heron, the Institute bids farewell to its Director, Steve Peterson, takes a look at notable Security Cooperation events in D.C., assesses Ukrainian National Resilience as a Shared Security Objectives, offers a standing ovation to Africa Regional Program Lead Jessie Evans, highlights Resident Education contributions from the “Strategies and Capabilities for Cyber Challenges” course, marks ISG's successful participation in the 2022 Gobi Wolf Exercise, wishes farewell to ISG Regional Advising colleagues, Linwood Ham and Gary Espinas, and provides updates from ISG HQ.
More News Posts
ISG Helps Oman’s Ability to Plan for Natural Disaster/Crisis Response
May 16, 2022
Flag Officer’s Roundtable: Executive Program on Defense Decision-Making
Apr 4, 2022
ISG Supports Georgia to Build its Territorial Defense Capability
Feb 14, 2022
ISG Brings the Principles of Defense Acquisition to Latin America and the Caribbean
Nov 15, 2021
That's a Wrap: ISG Completes its Operational Planning Project in Hungary
2021: Quarter 4 - Sep 2, 2021
A&C’s Successful Transition to Virtual Engagements
2021: Quarter 2 - Mar 30, 2021
MATERIALS AT A GLANCE
Introduction to ISG Primer
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.
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 Schoolhouse Information Hub section of this site.
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.
About Institutional Capacity Building
Wondering about the approach of DSCA and its components to institutional capacity building (ICB)? Check out this video, which explains how ICB encompasses Security Cooperation activities and directly supports ally and partner nations; how DSCA manages and executes ICB initiatives; and how building capacity extends beyond the provision of defense articles and services to ensure full-spectrum capabilities. — Watch Video here