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TRANSFORMING ALLIANCES: THE PIVOTAL ROLE OF THE U.S.-PHILIPPINES BILATERAL STRATEGIC DIALOG IN REGIONAL SECURITY
Jan 31, 2024
ISG ADVISING IN KENYA
Recently, the Institute for Security Governance (ISG) facilitated a workshop with the Kenya Ministry of Defense (KMoD) to collaborate on a civilian professionalization plan within the Kenyan civil service. Moving forward with ISG support, the KMoD staff will conduct their own review sessions, in-country interviews, and international case studies on civil service reform to help shape new policy.
ISG looks forward to continuing this important advising effort with plans for future working sessions with the Kenya Defense Force and the Kenya Public Service Commission.
DEVELOPING CYBER ORGANIZATIONS AND WORKFORCES
All the best to the latest group of course participants to complete ISG’s resident course: DEVELOPING CYBER ORGANIZATIONS AND WORKFORCES.
This course recognizes that establishing an organization and workforce capable of conducting defensive missions in cyberspace takes careful, deliberate planning and collaborative relationships across a ministry and across government. Through instruction, classroom discussions, and practical exercises, participants are introduced to the concepts and knowledge necessary to lead the development of their organizations’ cyber strategy, cyber policy, cyber budgeting, cyber acquisition, and cyber workforce.
For more information about courses offered through the Institute for Security Governance, visit the SCHOOLHOUSE INFORMATION HUB.
NICK TOMB PRESENTS TO TESLA GOVERNMENT CIVIL AFFAIRS WORKING GROUP
Institute for Security Governance’s (ISG) Functional Lead for Civil-Military Relations & Security Governance and Women Peace Security (WPS) Functional Co-lead, Nicholas Tomb, gave a virtual presentation to the Tesla Government Civil Affairs Working Group. Nick’s talk centered on Civil-Military Operations (CMO), activities that military units (oftentimes civil affairs teams) undertake as a practical means to perform Civil Affairs to enhance Civil-Military Relations.
PRINCIPLES OF DEFENSE ACQUISITION & CONTRACT MANAGEMENT (ENGLISH/SPANISH)
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.
This International Defense Acquisition Resource Management (IDARM) course provides a practical examination of defense acquisition and contracting with an emphasis on defense acquisition logistics, contract management, and building and sustaining accountability in defense acquisition decision-making. The course addresses the importance of managing risk throughout the defense acquisition life cycle, with a focus on logistics implementation.
DR. WHITNEY GRESPIN PRESENTS AT THE USASOC
The Institute for Security Governance (ISG) West Africa Regional Program Lead, Dr. Whitney Grespin, presented at the United States Army Special Operations Command’s (USASOC) Geostrategic Symposium at Fort Bragg, N.C. Dr. Grespin engaged and shared her academic and practical expertise with USASOC and U.S. Government interagency stakeholders.
DR. WHITNEY GRESPIN CONTRIBUTES TO INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS JOURNAL
Kudos to ISG Africa Regional Program Lead, Dr. Whitney Grespin, whose journal article was published in the world’s leading journals of international relations, International Affairs. The May issue features a variety of articles surrounding legitimizing International Organizations. Dr. Grespin reviews two books – Illicit money: financing terrorism in the twenty-first century, by Jessica Davis, and Blood money: how criminals, militias, rebels, and warlords finance violence, by Margaret Sankey. The full review can be found here.