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Continued ISG Support to Annual Multinational Peacekeeping Exercise in Mongolia

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Published: July 9, 2019
An ISG Team supported the annual multinational peacekeeping exercise Khaan Quest 2019 from 14-28 June near the Mongolian capital of Ulaanbaatar featuring participation of more than 1,700 peacekeepers from 38 countries.
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ISG-IDARM Team Completes Fourth Iteration of 'Principles of Defense Acquisition and Contract Management' Resident Course

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Published: July 2, 2019

The Institute for Security Governance (ISG) International Defense Acquisition Resource Management (IDARM) program completed its fourth iteration of “Principles of Defense Acquisition and Contract Management” during 17-28 June, 2019 at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in Monterey, California. The regionally tailored resident course is taught with Spanish and English simultaneous interpretation. “We continue to receive positive feedback from our Latin America partner nations by offering an in-residence course with Spanish language instruction. English only instruction had previously been a barrier for most of the nations that are now consistently represented in this unique course offering,” explained Ms. Brooke Love Adame, Associate and team lead for Latin American defense acquisition curriculum development.

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Delivering Executive Education Curriculum in 'Executive Program in Defense Decision Making' Biannual Course

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Published: June 20, 2019
The May 2019 iteration of the Institute for Security Governance (ISG) “Executive Program in Defense Decision Making” course saw 19 representatives from the U.S. and partner nations participate in a two week resident course hosted at ISG’s Monterey headquarters.
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Annual Resident Course 'Civil-Military Coordination in Disaster Relief' Brings Together Participants from 13 Countries

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Published: June 18, 2019

ISG held its annual two-week resident course entitled 'Civil-Military Coordination in Disaster Relief' in Monterey May 27 – June 7, 2019.  

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Strategic Planning Workshop Held in Baghdad with the Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Service

ISG representatives with ICTS staff
Published: May 21, 2019
ISG led a three-day workshop from 23-25 March alongside the Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Service (ICTS), where discussions centered on comprehensive security, capabilities-based planning, and the importance of readiness reporting to the overall capability-based planning process.
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Announcing the Institute for Security Governance

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Published: Apr 11, 2019
The Institute for Security Governance (ISG) was established by the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) in April 2019 and is designed to augment and build upon the current security cooperation enterprise, further align Institutional Capacity Building (ICB) innovation and leadership, and maximize DSCA's capacity and flexibility to execute its mission as mandated by the United States Congress and the Secretary of Defense.
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DGMT Conducts Workshop in Baghdad With Iraqi Ministry of Defense and Ministry of Planning

Published: Mar 26, 2019
U.S. Defense Governance and Management Team DGMT experts from the Center for Civil-Military Relations CCMR facilitated an interagency workshop in Baghdad, Iraq on Wednesday, March 20. In support of and in collaboration with the Office of Security Cooperation-Iraq OSC-I, the workshop brought together Iraq’s Ministry of Defense and Ministry of Plannin
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DGMT Provides Support to Ukrainian Navy Strategy Development

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Published: Mar 5, 2019
On November 29, 2018, Admiral Ihor Voronchenko, Commander of the Naval Forces of Ukraine, publicly unveiled his Strategy for Development of the Navy to 2035 during the International Maritime Security Conference held in Kyiv, Ukraine. This marked the successful culmination of sustained CCMR/DGMT support to the Ukrainian Navy Staff’s year-long effort to prepare its first-ever strategy.
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SC&RE Conducts Seminar for the West Virginia National Guard to Support State Partnership with Qatar

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Published: Mar 2, 2019
SC&RE conducted a state partnership program workshop for the West Virginia National Guard (WVNG) and attending Qatari delegate from 5-7 February 2019. The seminar aimed to enhance the understanding of the WVNG of the historical and socio-political context of their partner and the unique characteristics of the Qatari Armed Forces along with other areas of cooperation
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CCMR Prepares the 2-113th Infantry Battalion, 50th IBCT for their Force Protection Mission in the Horn of Africa

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Published: Feb 4, 2019
CCMR conducted a seminar for the Task Force Warriors (2-113th Infantry Battalion) of the 50th Infantry Brigade Combat Team from the 12th-13th January 2019 at the New Jersey Training Center, Sea Grit to prepare the battalion for their critical Security Force Assistance mission, to include working with military forces of partner nations and responding to crises within the Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa area of operation, a region that hosts the only U.S. military base, and the most number of UN peacekeeping missions.
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Supporting Defense Institution Building Efforts in Colombia

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Published: Feb 4, 2019
CCMR/DGMT supported a Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Western Hemisphere Affairs (DASD WHA) sponsored “Colombia Defense Institution Building Stakeholder Meeting” from 23-24 Jan 2019. The intent of the meeting was to identify opportunities and set policy priorities for ICB within U.S. security cooperation goals and the context of Colombia’s shifting security environment under new political leadership.
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CCMR Connect Winter Edition

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Published: Dec 10, 2018
The newest edition of CCMR Connect is here!
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DGMT Project Updates - November 2018

Published: Nov 29, 2018
CCMR's Defense Governance & Management team works many institutional capacity building projects all over the world. Two of their current efforts are detailed in this article.
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CCMR Prepares the 184 ESC for their Deployment to the Middle East and Afghanistan

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Published: Nov 6, 2018
CCMR conducted a seminar for the Mississippi Army National Guard’s 184th Expeditionary Sustainment Command (ESC) from the 29th to the 30th of October 2018 at Camp Shelby to provide a socio-political, security and regional context for the Command’s logistics mission in the Middle East and Afghanistan.
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Building Global Maritime Partnerships: CCMR & US Coast Guard Station Monterey

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Published: Sep 7, 2018
For the past several years, there has been a cost-effective effort to maximize the training and education experience of our international counterparts through a combination of intensive classroom instruction and a visit to the local U.S. Coast Guard Station in Monterey.
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GPOI Provides Valuable Education to United Nations Staff Officers

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Published: Jun 8, 2018
CCMR recently kicked off its two-week United Nations Staff Officers Course (UNSOC) in Hanoi, Vietnam. Held 4-20 June, the course provides individuals from the region with valuable advanced education on the roles and responsibilities of United Nations peacekeeping operations.
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CCMR Partners with Indonesian Naval Command and Staff College on Maritime Domain Awareness

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Published: May 30, 2018
The CCMR Maritime Security program delivered its new “Building Maritime Domain Awareness Capabilities” course to the Indonesian Naval Command and Staff College (SESKOAL), Jakarta, 29 Apr – 05 May 2018.
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Dr. Matei Invited to Join the Editorial Team of the International Journal of Intelligence & Counterintelligence

Dr. Matei at the 2018 International Studies Association Annual Conference in San Francisco
Published: Apr 27, 2018
Dr. Cristiana Matei has been appointed to the Editorial Team of the International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence, a prestigious peer-reviewed journal that provides a platform for both academics and professionals to share research on intelligence-related challenges
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CCMR Welcomes Steven Peterson as Director

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Published: Apr 6, 2018
We are honored to announce that Mr. Steven D. Peterson assumed the duties of Director of the Center for Civil-Military Relations effective April 1, 2018 through April 2, 2021
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Tim Doorey Attends OBANGAME EXPRESS 2018

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Published: Apr 4, 2018
CCMR’s Maritime Security Program Manager Timothy Doorey supported the Naval War College’s Senior Leadership Seminar (SLS) in Libreville, Gabon during the AFRICOM/NAVAF annual OBANGAME EXPRESS (OE) 2018 exercise.
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