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TRANSFORMING ALLIANCES: THE PIVOTAL ROLE OF THE U.S.-PHILIPPINES BILATERAL STRATEGIC DIALOG IN REGIONAL SECURITY
Jan 31, 2024
NMI PRESENTS ISG REPORT ON CYBERSECURITY THREATS IN IRAQ TO IRAQI PRESIDENT
During a recent meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Mr. Mohamed Shia’ Al-Sudani, the commander of the NATO mission in Iraq, General Jose Antonio Martinez, and his accompanying delegation presented him with the final report assessing current cybersecurity threats in Iraq. The report was developed by the Institute of Security Governance Cyber Team following its engagement with cyber and information technology leaders in the Iraq Ministry of Defense, the Iraq Armed Forces, the Critical Infrastructure Sector relevant to military operations, and national agencies responsible for country-wide cyber defense.
INSTITUTIONAL CAPACITY BUILDING FOR LOGISTICS COURSE
The most recent Institutional Capacity Building (ICB) for Logistics Resident Course at ISG Headquarters in Monterey, California recently concluded. Course participants represented a diverse group of senior military and civilian administrative logistics leaders from several countries around the world to include Zambia, Slovenia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Croatia, Senegal, Trinidad & Tobago, The Bahamas, and Mexico.
The ICB for Logistics Course focused on increasing allied and partner nation’s understanding/ability to develop and implement logistics institutions based on normative and institutional values, subsequently improving their levels of interoperability in support of various geopolitical alliances.
ISG AND DIILS MARSHALL ISLANDS MARSEC
Members from all the Republic of the Marshall Islands agencies working in the maritime space recently partnered with the Defense Security Cooperation University’s Institute for Security Governance and the Defense Institute of International Legal Studies, along with support from U.S. Coast Guard District 14 and U.S. Coast Guard Forces Micronesia Sector Guam, for a bilateral Maritime Domain Awareness Tabletop Exercise in Majuro.
The exercise was scenario driven and aimed to identify challenges as well as best practices for sharing of maritime information in a timely and effective manner.
ISG FACILITATES SEMINAL SOUTH ASIA REGIONAL DISASTER RESPONSE EXERCISE AND EXCHANGE
The first South Asia Regional Disaster Response Exercise and Exchange (DREE) ended successfully with the closing ceremony at the end of July at the National Guard Headquarters in Guam. Guam’s governor, the Honorable Lou Leon Guerrero, served as the keynote speaker.
The themes of the eight-day exercise were regional cooperation, civil-military integration, and coordinated Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Response for disasters in South Asia. The event was sponsored by the United States Army Pacific (USARPAC).
INSTITUTIONAL CAPACITY BUILDING (ICB) ENGAGEMENT WITH KOSOVO
The Institute for Security Governance (ISG) Emergency Management and Resilience (EM&R) team supported a Kosovo-led inter-agency working group review and update of Kosovo’s National Response Plan (NRP). While completing revisions to the NRP, the working group identified use of a National Response Framework (NRF) as an EM best practice, and determined to develop an NRF for Kosovo as a strategic goal. Kosovo will use the revised NRP as its EM construct in the interim after formal approval and while developing the NRF. The Office of Defense Cooperation (ODC) views this strategy as progress toward reform and good governance.
BUILDING INSTITUTIONAL CAPACITY IN THE MARITIME SECURITY SECTOR
Congratulations to the latest cohort of the Institute for Security Governance’s four-week resident course in beautiful Monterey, California: Building Institutional Capacity in the Maritime Security Sector. Maritime security practitioners and decision-makers learned how to better understand current and emerging threats. This course demonstrates current operational doctrine, organization, and global best practices for the planning and execution processes required to protect a nation’s territorial seas and exclusive economic zone (EEZ).