What We Do - Institute for Security Governance
AT OUR CORE
Institutional capacity building (ICB) drives ISG. It is our fundamental mission, is the catalyst for our partnerships, and inspires our research. ISG’s efforts with U.S. colleagues and international partners are designed to enable and strengthen defense and security institutions, build capabilities, and support shared security interests. These efforts include policies, procedures and systems that enable partners to govern, manage, operate, maintain, and sustain defense and security capabilities. ISG’s mission efforts are divided into four primary tasks:
The ISG mission is global. In fiscal year 2019, we worked with representatives of 120+ countries (highlighted on map below) and held over 450 events. In doing so, we built lasting individual and institutional partnerships worldwide. We continue to do this meaningful, inclusive work today.
A gray Mercator projection map is laid out on the screen. Specific countries are highlighted in a gold color in order to indicate the number of partners ISG had in FY19. The countries that are highlighted in gold are: Albania, Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Dominica, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Ethiopia , Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Lithuania, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, New Zealand, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Republic of Congo, North Macedonia, Romania, Rwanda, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, Sao Tome & Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Suriname Swaziland, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad-Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Zambia.
The structure of ISG allows us to be agile and responsive. We are organized into divisions (see arrows), with the heads of each division joining the director to form the ISG leadership team (far left). The Management, Operations, & Administration (MOA) division (middle arrow) extends services to the other divisions and is the engine of ISG. The remaining divisions focus on functionally-designated aspects of advising and education. Cross-pollination of these four divisions is leveraged to meet individual partner need and respond to specific project demand.
& Administration Division
Education & Professional