ISG News Archive
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ISG Prepares the 2-135th Infantry Battalion for Horn of Africa Force Protection Mission via Remote Learning

Published: May 27, 2020

ISG conducted an online seminar for the 2nd Battalion, 135th Infantry, 34th Division (Minnesota Army National Guard) from the 14-15 May 2020. The event was specifically designed to prepare the battalion for an upcoming mission in the Horn of Africa by providing insight from ISG’s regional experts and facilitating a productive dialogue among participants.

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ISG IDARM team conducts “Principles of Defense Acquisition Management” Resident Course

Published: Apr 6, 2020

The Institute for Security Governance (ISG) International Defense Acquisition Resource Management (IDARM) team convened a two-week resident course entitled “Principles of Defense Acquisition Management” from 24 February – 6 March 2020.  Hosted at ISG headquarters in Monterey, California, instructors worked alongside participants to explore both the theoretical and practical aspects of defense acquisition and logistics decision making.

ISG’s Jordan Chroman, Dr. Keebom Kang, and Brooke Adame with Brazilian Navy colleagues.

ISG IDARM team completes Logistics and Life Cycle Management course in Brazil

Published: Feb 14, 2020

The ISG International Defense Acquisition and Resource Management (IDARM) team has completed a two-week Logistics and Life Cycle Management course with our partners in Brazil.  This course, with military and their civilian counterparts participating, is the fourth in a series that is supporting the Brazilian military in this area and designed to support the long-term development of its logistics and broad life-cycle management.

CAPT (ret) Paul Shemella discusses strategy development with the students.

Executive Program on Defense Decision-Making Completed

Published: Nov 16, 2019

The Institute for Security Governance (ISG) wrapped up a ten-day, senior leader seminar on Defense Decision-Making last week.  Conducted in Monterey at ISG Headquarters, 22 senior, interagency leaders from fifteen partner nations participated in the course.  The seminar centered on empowering personnel with knowledge and increased skills to be more effective decision-makers and act as change agents to enhance and enable their defense and security institutions to address evolving national security challenges.

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ISG wins SECDEF Award for Excellence in Maintenance Training, Advice, and Assistance of Foreign Security Forces – Ministerial Category

Published: Nov 6, 2019

The Institute for Security Governance (ISG) is humbled and proud to accept the Secretary of Defense Award for Excellence in Maintenance Training, Advice, and Assistance of Foreign Security Forces – Ministerial Category.  ISG is being recognized, along with our partners in the EUCOM Directorate of Policy, Strategy, Partnering, and Capabilities, for its work on Sustainment Planning with one of our important European partners.

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Continued ISG Support to Annual Multinational Peacekeeping Exercise in Mongolia

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.

ISG-IDARM Team Completes Fourth Iteration of 'Principles of Defense Acquisition and Contract Management' Resident Course

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. 

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

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

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

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

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

DGMT Provides Support to Ukrainian Navy Strategy Development

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.