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ISG IDARM team conducts “Principles of Defense Acquisition Management” Resident Course

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The Institute for Security Governance (ISG) International Defense Acquisition Resource Management (IDARM) team convened a two-week resident course entitled “Principles of Defense Acquisition Management” from 24 February – 6 March 2020. Hosted at ISG headquarters in Monterey, California, instructors worked alongside participants to explore both the theoretical and practical aspects of defense acquisition and logistics decision making.

ISG-IDARM’s approach to the subject matter is unique, focusing on international best practices in a multilateral, discussion-based course environment. Twenty-two military officers and government officials from Albania, Brazil, Gabon, Latvia, Lebanon, Oman, Poland, Serbia, South Korea, Rwanda, Tunisia, and Uganda were able to share their experiences in a wide range of defense acquisition management fields including finance, legal, logistics, contracting, and foreign military sales (FMS) case management.

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ISG wins SECDEF Award for Excellence in Maintenance Training, Advice, and Assistance of Foreign Security Forces – Ministerial Category

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Posted: Nov 6, 2019

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 – Ministerial Category. ISG is being recognized, along with our partners in the EUCOM Directorate of Policy, Strategy, Partnering, and Capabilities, for its work on Sustainment Planning with one of our important European partners.

Through its work on this team, ISG enabled a key partner to meet sustainment outcomes and establish enduring capabilities. The team worked closely with our partner to develop, implement, monitor and improve sustainment plans for equipment provided by the United States, and to develop the long-term institutional capabilities and capacity of this partner for sustainment and maintenance. Achievements were made in innovations in practices as well as improvements to facilities that have and will result in significant cost saving for the partner and the United States, as well as increases in operational readiness rates and combat utilization. This effort is representative of some of the best work we are privileged to do in institutional capacity building and is an example for what the Institute strives for every day.

Congratulations to Col. (ret.) Gary Espinas, ISG’s Regional Program Lead for this project, and the rest of the ISG team for a job well done.

Large Award
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