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May 1, 2023
The Defense Security Cooperation University’s Institute for Security Governance (ISG), in partnership with the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, recently held its second Ukraine resiliency engagement consisting of a three-day workshop that brought together 38 participants working in the government sector – including 18 Ukrainians - aimed at enhancing the resiliency of Ukraine through legislation. The first workshop, held in December, assessed and discussed the national resilience challenges Ukraine faces. This second workshop narrowed their focus on legislative resiliency. “We’re building on that momentum (from December),” said Col. Todd Brown, the ISG Resident Advisor (MoDA) detailed to the Embassy of the United States in Ukraine. “We’re focused on legislative items or topic that deals with resiliency and how the Ukrainian government actually manages and administers programs under their resilience framework. It’s a critically important topic.”
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ISG Returns to In-Person Events

Posted: July 16, 2021

Since the global emergence of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in early 2020, the Institute for Security Governance has had to adapt and even reconceive how it carries out its mission. As pandemic-related restrictions are slowly easing, and both ISG and Partner stakeholders are being vaccinated, ISG in-person events have begun to take place once more. 

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ISG's Resident Advisor Program

Posted: July 13, 2021

MoDA was established in 2009 to advance Institutional Capacity Building (ICB) mission and implementation; promote responsible governance, management, and use of security forces; strengthen relationships and institutions to advance reliable partnerships; and enable Security Cooperation investments with supporting and effective partner institutions.

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DSCA Director Visits ISG

Posted: June 30, 2021

The Institute for Security Governance (ISG) was honored to host Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) Director Heidi Grant and a delegation from DSCA last week (22-24 June 2021) at ISG headquarters in Monterey, CA. The Director was accompanied by Defense Security Cooperation University (DSCU) Acting President David Sobyra, as well as DSCA Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Director CMSgt Daniel Simpson and DSCA Senior Military Assistant to the Director Col Malcolm Pharr. This trip—Director Grant’s first to ISG’s campus since her appointment in August 2020—was aimed at learning more about the Department of Defense’s premier institutional capacity implementer and key international military education and training schoolhouse.

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ISG Workshop Sets the Stage for the Wisconsin State Partnership Program with Papua New Guinea

Posted: June 16, 2021

The Institute for Security Governance (ISG) conducted the state partnership program workshop for the Wisconsin National Guard (WING) and their partner, the Papua New Guinea Defense Forces (PNGDF), at the National Guard Headquarters, Madison, Wisconsin from 25-27 May 2021. The workshop aimed to enhance WING’s understanding of the historical and socio-political context of their partner, provide guidance on US and international partner priorities for the country, and establish a framework for working with the Papua New Guinea (PNG), setting the stage for a review and discussion of potential areas of cooperation between state and country.

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ISG Releases Two New Smart Sheets

Posted: June 4, 2021

The Institute for Security Governance has added two new Smart Sheets to its collection. The Defense Acquisition and Building Resilience for National Defense Smart Sheets were released Wednesday, June 2, 2021. These two additions join the original five which were released in February 2021.

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Andrew Wade Presented with ISG Challenge Coin and Certificate of Appreciation

Posted: May 13, 2021

On Tuesday, ISG recognized Andrew Wade, Director of Research within Defense Analysis at the Naval Postgraduate School, in a virtual ceremony acknowledging his efforts as an honorary member of the ISG team. Andrew was vital to the planning, coordination, and execution of four engagements with one of ISG's priority partners.