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ISG’S “WOMEN’S INTEGRATION INTO THE ARMED FORCES” SEMINAR WRAPS IN COLOMBIA
Oct 31, 2023
ICB IN KENYA
The Institute for Security Governance’s Institutional Capacity Building efforts in Kenya include a line of effort focused on cross-agency coordination, capability standardization, and competent civilian oversight.
In that vein, Kenya’s Defense Cabinet Secretary recently hosted officials from the Kenya United States Liaison Office (KUSLO) for the Heads of Department in the Kenyan Ministry of Defence. The high-level meeting, led by ISG’s Ms. Jessie Evans (pictured), was a culmination of a week-long workshop on the best practices and technical support for the civilian staff.
ICB IN THE INDO-PACIFIC REGION
In the last few weeks, the Institute for Security Governance (ISG) has been hard at work in the Indo-Pacific region building partner capacity.
ISG sent two Teams to Thailand: One to support the Royal Thai Navy in developing an improved common operating picture for Maritime Domain Awareness, and another to conduct a United Nations Military Observers Course for thirty-six Thai field grade officers and five other regional partners in conjunction with United States Indo-Pacific Command.
ISG SUPPORT MARITIME READINESS IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
The United States takes an active role in safeguarding its maritime domain as well as maintaining a high level of preparedness within the maritime community around the globe. Two years ago, the Institute for Security Governance (ISG) began supporting the Dominican Republic (DR) by working with its Navy to increase its maritime readiness. The goal of this partnership is to advance U.S. national security and policy objectives by advancing Dominican institutional capabilities. As the Department of Defense’s leading implementer for Institutional Capacity Building (ICB), the Institute strives to improve security sector governance and core management competencies needed to effectively achieve shared security objectives.
ISG’S WHITNEY GRESPIN AUTHORS WPS CHAPTER IN NEW BOOK
Congratulations to ISG Africa Regional Program Lead Dr. Whitney Grespin for her significant contribution to the recently published book, Sandhurst Trends in International Conflict: Women, Peace and Security in Military Operations, edited by Andree-Anne Melancon and Max Thompson (Howgate Publishing). Dr. Grespin authored Chapter 6: Enhancing Operational Effectiveness Through an Analysis of the Women, Peace, and Security Environment in Djibouti.
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.