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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 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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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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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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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.

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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.  

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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Executive Course in Defense Decision Making

Posted: Oct 27, 2014

The Executive Course in Defense Decision Making Aftermath: Few testimonials to share from event participants: Student from Nepal: "First of all, heartfelt appreciation to NPS , CCMR and all the GURUs...

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Cybersecurity Strategy Development Course

Posted: Nov 5, 2014

CCMR proudly introduces a newly established course titled: "Cybersecurity Strategy Development" (MASL#P309470). The course has been designed as a MET event (delivered by Mobile Educational Team member..

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International Defense Acquisition Negotiations In-Residence Course

Posted: Nov 30, 2014

The International Defense Acquisition Resource Management (IDARM) program concluded its International Defense Acquisition Negotiations in-residence course on 26 November. This annual eight day course ..

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The Jakarta Post - US to get involved in RI military

Posted: Jan 5, 2015

Indonesia and the United States have stepped up their defense cooperation with the signing of an agreement under which the former will get more support and assistance from the US in planning and...

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IDARM conducts “Managing Complex Defense Projects” course during 17-20 FEB 2015 in Prague, Czech Republic

Posted: Feb 25, 2015

The International Defense Acquisition Resource Management (IDARM) program within the Center for Civil-Military Relations (CCMR) conducted a “Managing Complex Defense Projects” course in Prague, Czech ...

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CCMR Facilitates 'A Comprehensive Approach' Educational Forum in Bucharest

Posted: Jul 3, 2015

CCMR's Scott Jasper led a diverse team from across the NPS campus, in a successful forum covering topics including Multidimensional Peacekeeping and Maritime, Cyber, and Energy Security in Bucharest, Romania.

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CCMR Helps Mediterranean Crisis in Illegal-Migration

Posted: Aug 5, 2015

Maritime security experts from over 19 countries, including CCMR's Maritime security expert, Tim Doorey, gathered in Athens, Greece to address the growing crisis created by illegal human migration through the Mediterranean Sea.

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CASI executes "Collaborative Disaster Preparedness" workshop in Da Nang, Vietnam

Posted: Aug 17, 2015

CCMR recently concluded a workshop focused on international disaster relief coordination, in Da Nang, Vietnam

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Successful Event in Guinea-Bissau Guides the Nation's Civil-Military Relations in the Right Direction

Posted: Aug 19, 2015

From August 17th through 21st, CCMR delivered a seminar on civil-military relations in Guinea-Bissau. Guinea-Bissau, a small, west African nation and former Portuguese colony, has become a major...

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Latin American Program Executes "Civil-Military Relations: Implementing Strategic Planning: Personnel Management Policies" in Santiago, Chile

Posted: Aug 22, 2015

CCMR’s Latin America Program conducted a Civil-Military program for Academia Nacional de Estudios Politicos y Estrategicos (ANEPE) in Santiago, Chile.

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Dr. Tristan Mabry discusses power sharing arrangements that can be used to defuse group conflict with students in the CCMR in-residence course “Managing Ethnic Conflict and Religious Violence."

Posted: Dec 1, 2015

The course is offered in various countries throughout the year and in Monterey every December. Read More

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