Home - Defense Security Cooperation University
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.
Dr. Whitney Grespin Contributes to International Affairs Journal
Kudos to ISG Africa Regional Program Lead, Dr. Whitney Grespin, whose journal article was published in the world’s leading journals of international relations, International Affairs. The May issue features a variety of articles surrounding legitimizing International Organizations. Dr. Grespin reviews two books – Illicit money: financing terrorism in the twenty-first century, by Jessica Davis, and Blood money: how criminals, militias, rebels, and warlords finance violence, by Margaret Sankey. The full review can be found here.
CIVIL-MILITARY COORDINATION IN DISASTER RELIEF COURSE
ISG recently concluded the Civil-Military Coordination in Disaster Relief course which develops a comprehensive understanding of how national governments organize and use their armed forces to support domestic and international disaster response operations.
The course emphasizes cross-community understanding and communication skills that improve the ways that armed forces, government civilian agencies, and non- and inter-governmental organizations can work more effectively alongside one another in disaster relief.
JENNIFER GRIGSBY “WOMAN OF DISTINCTION”
Congratulations to ISG’s Jennifer Grigsby for being honored by her local Chamber of Commerce as a Woman of Distinction! Presented by the Somerset Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce on “Mid-Mornings with Amy Stroud,” WYKY Somerset 106.1 FM, Ms. Grigsby was nominated by her local community in recognition of Women's History Month.
Ms. Jennifer Grigsby serves as a member of the Regional Advising team at the Institute for Security Governance with responsibilities to facilitate, develop, execute and monitor institutional capacity building efforts and enable Partner Nations to develop effective and accountable defense and security institutions.
More News Posts
STRATEGIES AND CAPABILITIES FOR CYBER CHALLENGES COURSE AT ISG
Oct 11, 2022
JORDANIAN ARMED FORCES MUNITIONS MANAGEMENT ASSESSMENT: IMPROVING SAFETY, SECURITY, AND OPERATIONAL READINESS ACROSS THE HASHEMITE KINGDOM OF JORDAN
Sep 26, 2022
THE SCIENCE AND ART OF LOGISTICS CAPACITY BUILDING
Sep 14, 2022
JORDAN ARMED FORCES CAPABILITY DEVELOPMENT DIVISION ACHIEVES FULL OPERATIONAL CAPABILITY
Jun 28, 2022
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
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