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ISG’S “WOMEN’S INTEGRATION INTO THE ARMED FORCES” SEMINAR WRAPS IN COLOMBIA
Oct 31, 2023
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.
SUPPORTING JOINT OPERATIONAL PLANNING IN OMAN
In October, The Institute for Security Governance (ISG) facilitated the second Joint Operational Planners Course (JOP) in Muscat, Oman for members of the Sultan’s Armed Forces (SAF) and other Omani Ministries. While the first workshop focused on a whole-of-government response to a cyclone disaster impacting the Omani coastline, this course presented a joint military and inter-ministry response to a simultaneous border incursion threatening the territorial sovereignty of Oman and a refugee crisis requiring humanitarian assistance.
ISG’S PEACEKEEPING EXERCISE IN YUDH ABHYAS
ISG’s Peacekeeping & Exercises Team recently returned from its support to the Yudh Abhyas Exercise – a bilateral training exercise held annually since 2004, aimed at promoting cooperation between the United States and Indian militaries, while sharing training, cultural exchanges, and building joint operating skills.
ISG has been a long-term implementation partner with U.S. Army Pacific. The Institute has developed and executed the Command Post Exercise (CPX) for Yudh Abhyas since 2010, and is responsible for the design, planning, and facilitation of the CPX based on guidelines agreed by U.S. and Indian commanders.
ISG IN HUNGARY
The Institute for Security Governance recently met with senior officials from the Hungarian Ministry of Defence (MoD), Cyber Operations Command, and Hungarian Defence Forces (HDF) Transformation Command to assess current and future support to institutional capacity building objectives related to cyber operations and strategic defense planning. Engagements such as these help all parties involved be better prepared to respond to current national and regional security threats.
IDARM: PRINCIPLES OF DEFENSE PROCUREMENT AND CONTRACTING
ISG recently delivered a series of three back-to-back courses at ISG HQ in Monterey related to defense acquisition and resource management to a cadre of Partner Nation participants from around the globe. International Defense Acquisition Resource Management (IDARM) courses and activities are designed to strengthen defense acquisition processes and decision-making, and to help nations understand and adopt modern business practices. IDARM Courses can cover a combination of interrelated subjects, with the goal of offering defense leaders the opportunity to explore strategic issues, which must be addressed in order to improve their nation’s defense acquisition processes and business practices. Courses are tailored to the specific government organizational structures, national acquisition statutes and regulations, and defense acquisition objectives of the Partner Nation.
Read more about ISG’s Resident and Mobile Education courses: https://instituteforsecuritygovernance.org/schoolhouse-hub
Philippines Maritime Domain Awareness
The Institute for Security Governance recently concluded a Maritime Domain Awareness course at the Philippines’ National Coast Watch Center in Manila for senior-level Navy, Coast Guard, and civilian officials. The course combined general instruction with interactive learning activities including a SWOT analysis and a table-top exercise.