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TRANSFORMING ALLIANCES: THE PIVOTAL ROLE OF THE U.S.-PHILIPPINES BILATERAL STRATEGIC DIALOG IN REGIONAL SECURITY
Jan 31, 2024
EXECUTIVE PROGRAM IN DEFENSE DECISION MAKING
DSCU’s Institute for Security Governance recently concluded the resident course: EXECUTIVE PROGRAM IN DEFENSE DECISION MAKING in Monterey, California. The goal of this course is to empower senior leaders with key knowledge and skills to be effective decision-makers, become agents of change, and to transform their institutions to address ever-evolving national security challenges.
DSCA DDIR/DSCU PRESIDENT/DSCU VICE PRESIDENT VISIT ISG/DRMI
On December 13-14, a delegation comprising DSCA Deputy Director Mr. Michael Miller, DSCA Chief of Staff Mr. Steven Derscheid, DSCU President Dr. Celeste Gventer, and DSCU Vice President Dr. Jason Fritz met with the leaders and staff of DSCA outstations, the Institute for Security Governance, and the Defense Resources Management Institute on Naval Support Activity Monterey.
During their visit, the DSCA & DSCU delegation engaged in a series of impactful activities. They participated virtually in the DSCA end-of-year Town Hall, which was followed by an in-person Q&A session on issues of import to ISG and DRMI personnel. Additionally, they visited both DRMI’s International Defense Management course and ISG’s Executive Program in Defense Decision-Making course, gaining valuable insights into high-caliber education and professional development missions of both components.
PRINCIPLES OF DEFENSE ACQUISITION & CONTRACT MANAGEMENT
Congratulations to the latest cohort of International Defense Acquisition Resource Management (IDARM) “Principles of Defense Acquisition and Contract Management” graduates. This particular resident course was conducted with Spanish simultaneous interpretation and tailored to focus on specific challenges and opportunities within the Latin American context at DSCU’s Institute for Security Governance in beautiful Monterey, California.
The forthcoming iteration of the resident course is slated to take place from November 11 to November 22, 2024.
DIRECTOR WEXLER INTERVIEWED IN “AFTER THE JAG CORP”
Looking for a good listen? Check the recent episode of the “After the JAG Corps” podcast, featuring ISG’s own Director Ian Wexler.
The interview takes you through Director Wexler’s time serving in the Navy JAG Corps; his last assignment in uniform as Director of the Defense Institute for International Legal Studies in Newport, RI; and his recent civilian transition to becoming Director of the Institute for Security Governance in Monterey, CA.
ISG'S 2023 FALL ON-SITE
The Institute for Security Governance (ISG) Team recently came together for a four-day on-site gathering in Monterey, California, and online. Director Ian Wexler welcomed all in attendance, shared important results from a recent ISG Climate Survey, and how he intends to incorporate the rich feedback into the way forward.
THE ISG MISSION AND BEYOND
The Defense Security Cooperation University's Institute for Security Governance (ISG) personnel consistently bring to bear their subject matter expertise in both formal ISG mission work as well as external intellectual presentations and publications. Dr. Whitney Grespin, one of our more prolific colleagues, has most recently supported pre-deployment academics on dynamics across the Horn of Africa and east Africa for a variety of Fort Liberty force components. Additionally, she has continued her involvement with the NATO Security Force Assistance Centre of Excellence in Rome through her authorship and contribution of a book chapter on, “Contracted Contributions to the SFA Enterprise.” She has also been invited to return as an instructor on the Institutional Advisor Course.