SSCS Faculty Engages with NATO Professionals

April 25, 2024

A Mobile Training Team (MTT) from the Defense Security Cooperation University’s (DSCU’s) School of Security Cooperation Studies (SSCS) recently conducted an International Partner Security Cooperation Finance and Logistics course in Capellen, Luxembourg. The course facilitated an active learning environment for international partners and addressed key U.S. Foreign Military Sales (FMS) concepts in the context of Security Cooperation.

The SSCS faculty team trained 35 civilians from 15 different NATO countries. The course provided a forum for participants from the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) and NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCIA) to explore ways to improve acquisition efficiency and effectiveness.

NSPA is NATO’s lead organization for multinational acquisition, support, and sustainment in all domains. NSPA’s main base is in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, with main operational centers in France, Hungary, and Italy. The Agency employs more than 1,500 staff and oversees more than 500 contractors worldwide.


DSCU’s mission is to advance the knowledge and practice of Security Cooperation through the education, training, and development of the U.S. Security Cooperation workforce and through the education, training, and Institutional Capacity Building of partner nations, and to produce research, analysis, and lessons-learned that expand the intellectual foundations of Security Cooperation.

Founded in 1976 as the Defense Institute of Security Assistance Management (DISAM), DSCU’s SSCS is the focal point for FMS education for all Department of Defense personnel and international partner personnel engaged in managing Security Cooperation programs. For additional information or to register for SSCS courses, visit


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