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TRANSFORMING ALLIANCES: THE PIVOTAL ROLE OF THE U.S.-PHILIPPINES BILATERAL STRATEGIC DIALOG IN REGIONAL SECURITY

Jan 31, 2024
In a landmark development at the 2022 U.S.-Philippines Bilateral Strategic Dialog (BSD), both nations pledged to fortify their alliance through the creation of a groundbreaking Philippines - Security Sector Assistance Roadmap (P-SSAR). This strategic initiative is designed to seamlessly link strategy to resources, ensuring a focused approach to mutual security assistance planning. The P-SSAR aims to address shared security challenges by investing in capabilities agreed upon bilaterally, fostering efficiency in the expenditure of foreign military financing (FMF) and International Security Cooperation Program (ISCP) funds.  The Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) has entrusted the Institute for Security Governance (ISG) with the pivotal role of designing and implementing the P-SSAR.
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CIVIL MILITARY RESPONSES TO TERRORISM

Posted: July 25, 2023

The Civil-Military Responses to Terrorism course recently concluded at the Institute for Security Governance with another cohort of participants from around the globe. 

This course provides a thorough understanding of terrorism in all its forms, with considerable emphasis on strategy formulation and international cooperation. The program uses case studies and a tabletop exercise to stimulate thoughtful discussion, thus providing participants with the insight needed by decision makers and their advisors to design successful strategies that defeat terrorist networks, protect citizens and property, and address the root causes of terrorism. 

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ICB AT WORK WITH UZBEKISTAN

Posted: July 18, 2023

DSCU’s Institute for Security Governance (ISG), in collaboration with the Defense Institute of International Legal Studies (DIILS) and the Mississippi National Guard (MSNG), recently hosted visits from Ministry of Defense of Uzbekistan Human Resource Management (HRM) leaders at various HRM installations in Mississippi and Louisiana.

Highlights of the visit included observation of a senior NCO selection and assignments board; a visit to Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS) New Orleans; a visit to the Gulfport Combat Readiness Training Center; a visit to the Mississippi Aviation Classification Repair Activity Depot (AVCRAD) and the 1108th Theater Aviation Sustainment Maintenance Group (TASMG);

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ISG ENGAGEMENT WITH SLOVAK AIR FORCE

Posted: July 13, 2023

DSCU’s Institute for Security Governance (ISG) recently engaged with leaders from the Ministry of Defense of the Slovak Republic and Slovak Air Force Headquarters. 

The ISG team was accompanied by members from the Indiana Air National Guard (State Partnership Program), United States Air Forces in Europe (USAFE), and the USAF F-16 Program Office.

The team discussed approaches to the integration of new F-16s into the Slovak Air Force as well as incorporating best practices from the Slovak UH-60 program. 

ISG looks forward to continuing its valuable and beneficial cooperation with Slovak partners. 

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ICB AT WORK IN SRI LANKA FOCUSED ON MARITIME SECURITY

Posted: July 11, 2023

DSCU’s Institute for Security Governance (ISG) recently conducted two consecutive, week-long, mobile education courses in Colombo, Sri Lanka for 21 mid to senior-level Navy, Coast Guard, and civilian officials. The first week focused on the “Fundamentals of Maritime Security,” while the second week delved into “Comprehensive Approaches to Building Maritime Domain Awareness Capabilities.” Both courses concluded with challenging, reality-based table-top exercises.

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ISG HERON JULY ISSUE

Posted: July 05, 2023

Announcing the latest ISG Heron – a quarterly newsletter highlighting our work in Security Cooperation and Institutional Capacity Building as well as the people who contribute to this important mission.     

In this issue ISG:     
• Recounts an SC Development from DSCU President, Dr. Gventer  
• Highlights two unique perspectives from Women in Defense Advising
• Wishes Fair Winds and Following Seas to Dr. Robert Baumann 
• Recaps activities bolstering Ukrainian National Resiliency 
• Rounds-up Peacekeeping Activities around the globe 
• Celebrates another year of success with an ISG Turns Four report 
• Provides exciting updates from ISG HQ  

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ICB WORK IN NORTH MACEDONIA FOCUSED ON RESILIENCE

Posted: Jun 29, 2023

DSCU’s Institute for Security Governance, in cooperation with U.S. European Command, recently conducted a Scoping Workshop in Skopje, North Macedonia. 

This event brought together over twenty national institutions and agencies to explore North Macedonia’s resilience capacity in support of NATO collective defense. This event kicks off a multi-year Institutional Capacity Building initiative focused on enhancing national crisis management, Host Nation Support, critical infrastructure, and other capabilities in support of NATO operations.