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UKRAINE SHORES UP NATIONAL RESILIENCY WITH LEGISLATION
May 1, 2023
IDARM COMPLETES 3-DAY INTENSIVE VIRTUAL WORKSHOP FOR LATIN AMERICAN PARTNERS
ISG's International Defense Acquisition Resource Management team recently completed a 3-day intensive "Principles of Defense Acquisition Management" virtual workshop. This workshop provided 16 international military students from Argentina, Ecuador, El Salvador, Colombia, Costa Rica, and Guatemala an examination of fundamental defense acquisition, logistics. and life cycle cost management considerations. Students were engaged in identifying challenges and opportunities to improve current acquisition management systems within Latin America & the Caribbean defense and security forces in the context of a real world scenario. Students highlighted the enriching experience of participating in a multilateral courses as it enabled a sharing of different perspectives, similar challenges, and practical opportunities for improving decision making.
CIVILIAN HARM MITIGATION WITH THE PHILIPPINE ARMED FORCES
The Institute for Security Governance recently conducted engagements with the Philippine Army, Air Force, and Special Operations Command with support from the Defense Institute of International Legal Studies (DIILS). The engagements focused on Civilian Harm Mitigation in accordance with the Philippines’ new defense posture towards territorial defense.
MARITIME SECURITY RESIDENT COURSE
ISG recently completed a two-week “Fundamentals of Maritime Security” course with 26 international participants from 13 countries.
In addition to presentations and exercises, highlights of the course included visits to USCG Station Monterey and tour of their 47-foot Motor Life Boats and their 87-foor Cutter HAWKSBILL as well as an all-day visit to San Francisco’s Japanese-American Historical Society’s Military Intelligence School, the Civil War-era Fort Point, and the USS Pampanito, a World War II submarine.
ICB AT WORK IN SOMALIA
The Institute for Security Governance recently completed an Institutional Capacity Building (ICB) workshop in Somalia on Human Resource Management and Logistics to facilitate integration between the Danab Brigade, the Somalia National Army (SNA) personnel, and logistics headquarter staffs. These specific capacity building efforts support the Danab Brigade in performing its critical counter-terrorism role in Somalia – a key shared bilateral security goal as well as one of AFRICOM’s top priorities.
ISG SUPPORTS 2023 DREE PLANNING EVENT
ISG supported U.S. Army Pacific (USARPAC) in the initial planning and design of the 2023 "Pacific Resilience" Disaster Exercise and Exchange (DREE) in Tumon, Guam. National delegates from Republic of Korea, India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives attended the event, which was hosted at the Guam National Guard Headquarters. The Pacific Resilience multinational exercise series aims to increase unity of effort, interoperability, and disaster response capacity within the regional Indo-Pacific disaster management community of practice.
ISG SUPPORTS KHAAN QUEST 2022 IN MONGOLIA
The Institute for Security Governance’s Peacekeeping and Exercises (PKX) Team recently returned from the Khaan Quest 2022 Command Post Exercise (CPX) in Mongolia. A long-term implementation partner with U.S. Army Pacific Peacekeeping Exercise in Mongolia, ISG has developed and executed the CPX for Khaan Quest for over 10 years. The ISG Team is solely responsible for the design, planning, and facilitation of the CPX using an ISG-developed peacekeeping scenario that is annually tailored to meet the guidelines agreed upon by the U.S. and Mongolian Armies each year.