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ISG's EM&R Team Hosts Virtual Workshop with Serbia Focused on Foreign Disaster Assistance

Posted: Mar 19, 2021

ISG's Emergency Management and Resilience (EM&R) team conducted a virtual workshop in support of partnership with the Republic of Serbia from 10-11 March 2021. This workshop was the first in a series of two this year with the focus on emergency management arrangements and cooperation mechanisms between various ministries, agencies, and organizations for the receipt and/or delivery of international disaster assistance.

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ISG Engages India: Yudh Abhyas 2020 Gets Off to Late, but Successful, Start

Posted: Mar 18, 2021

An ISG team led by Bob Tomasovic successfully supported the 16th iteration of Yudh Abhyas 2020 (YA20) (a bilateral exercise between the armies of India and the US) from 8-20 February 2021 in Rajasthan, India. The Command Post Exercise (CPX), built on the mutual, strategic objective to strengthen the alliance between the US and India, sought to enhance the level of defense cooperation among both armies, enable security cooperation efforts, foster bilateral relations, and reiterate India’s critical role as a key partner in the Indo-Pacific region.

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Thomas-Durell Young Examines the Challenges of Defining and Executing Capabilities-Based Planning Systems in New Article

Posted: Mar 10, 2021

Thomas-Durell Young, Senior Lecturer in European civil-military relations with the Education and Professional Practice (EPP) Division of the Institute for Security Governance (ISG), recently published an article titled "Capabilities-Based 'Confusion': Why Capabilities-Based Planning Systems Struggle" in The Korean Journal of Defense Analysis on the complexities of defining, implementing, and measuring the success of capabilities-based planning systems.

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ISG Promotes Unity of Effort in Support of the Nebraska State Partnership Program with Rwanda

Posted: Feb 2, 2021

The Institute for Security Governance (ISG) conducted a virtual workshop in support of the partnership between the Nebraska National Guard (NENG) and the Republic of Rwanda from 13-15 January 2021. The workshop aimed to enhance NENG's understanding of the historical and socio-political context of their partner, provide guidance on US priorities for the country, and establish a framework for working with the Rwanda Defence Forces, setting the stage for a review and discussion of potential areas of cooperation between state and country.

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ISG Introduces First Set of Institutional Capacity Building “Smart Sheets”

Posted: Jan 22, 2021

The Institute for Security Governance (ISG) has released its first set of “Smart Sheets” on Institutional Capacity Building (ICB). These sheets fulfill the need for clear and concise information about ICB that provides key concepts and offers smart solutions. The Smart Sheets offer a standardized response to frequently asked ICB questions and represent the first set of easily accessible, cornerstone documents developed by a team of ISG experts and drawn from applied and field-tested efforts.

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

Posted: Nov 3, 2020

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 in the Ministerial Category, for a second year in a row. The 2020 award recognizes ISG’s efforts with partners in the Jordanian Armed Forces (JAF) to build capacity to conduct Capability Based Assessments (CBAs) to strengthen the effectiveness of one our important Middle Eastern partners.

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ISG Maritime Security Program Conducts "Civil-Military Approaches to Maritime Security" Virtual Course

Posted: Oct 23, 2020

The Institute for Security Governance’s Maritime Security Program conducted a week-long “Civil-Military Approaches to Maritime Security” Course for 167 participants attending the Indonesian Navy Staff College (SESKOAL) in Jakarta from October 12-16.

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Opportunities with ISG

Posted: Sept 21, 2020

The Institute for Security Governance (ISG) has a new opening in our faculty team. We are currently recruiting for a Faculty Associate – Education who will serve as ISG’s Communications and Outreach lead. Learn more about the position at the bottom of our "Working with Us" page.

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Ministry of Defense Advisors Program Seeks Applicants

Posted: July 21, 2020

The Defense Security Cooperation University (DSCU) is now training the latest cohort of candidates for the Ministry of Defense Advisors (MoDA) program at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center (MUTC) on Camp Atterbury, Indiana. The training of the advisors is conducted by DSCU, and is a key facet of the MoDA Program.

ISG Hosts Cyber Security Capacity Building Forum

Posted: April 30, 2020

The Institute for Security Governance hosted a Cyber-focused Forum to advance the development of DoD-capabilities to support partner country cybersecurity requirements. The online event brought together more than 80 cybersecurity capacity building stakeholders from across the Department of Defense—including each of the Geographic Combatant Commands and United States Cyber Command—the U.S. Department of State, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

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Ms. Heidi Grant to become DSCA Director

Posted: August 6, 2020

Ms. Heidi Grant has been assigned as the new Director of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA), ISG’s parent organization.  Ms. Grant is currently director of the Defense Technology Security Administration and has been selected to assume responsibility from LTG Charles Hooper, who recently retired after 41 years of distinguished service.

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

Posted: 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

Posted: 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.

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ISG IDARM team conducts "Principles of Defense Procurement and Contracting" Resident Course

Posted: Mar 17 2020

The Institute for Security Governance (ISG) International Defense Acquisition Resource Management (IDARM) team conducted the “Principles of Defense Procurement and Contracting” resident course from 9-17 March 2020. Hosted at ISG headquarters in Monterey, California, instructors worked alongside participants to explore both the theoretical and practical aspects of the pre-award, award, and post award phases the contracting process. International best practices were examined along with the challenges associated with institutionalizing efficient and effective procurement processes.

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

Posted: 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.

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Executive Program on Defense Decision-Making Completed

Posted: 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

Posted: 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

Posted: 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

Posted: 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

Posted: 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

Posted: 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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