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A WIN FOR GHANA’S MARITIME SECURITY IS A WIN FOR THE UNITED STATES
Sep 12, 2023
WELCOME IAN WEXLER
The Institute for Security Governance would like to extend a warm welcome to ISG’s new Director, Ian S. Wexler.
Mr. Wexler comes to ISG by way of our DSCU’s sister component, the Defense Institute of International Legal Studies (DIILS). Under Mr. Wexler’s leadership, DIILS continued to thrive through a highly dynamic period, sustaining global mission execution during the substantial constraints of the COVID-19 pandemic
SOMALIA ICB ENGAGEMENT ON OPERATIONAL READINESS
DSCU’s Institute for Security Governance – with the support of the Office of Security Cooperation Somalia – recently concluded an Institutional Capacity Building engagement focused on operational readiness in Somalia. This series of workshops are part of a program meant to support the Somalia Ministry of Defense (MoD) and the Somalia National Armed Forces (SNAF) in developing an operational readiness reporting process for personnel, equipment, critical supplies, and training. Partner nation participation for this workshop crossed all echelons of command, from MoD to the Danab Brigade. Further, this iteration marked the first time that the Somalia Navy participated in the ISG workshop series.
SENEGAL ICB ADVISING ON MILITARY INTELLIGENCE OFFICER CADRE
DSCU’s Institute for Security Governance (ISG) recently concluded a successful ICB engagement in Dakar, Senegal, comprising a Key Leader Engagement with the Armed Forces of Senegal (FAS) to support development of a military intelligence officer cadre. This engagement supported ongoing security enhancements for an important West African partner to counter piracy, non-state terrorist organizations, and other threats to regional security.
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.