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Civilian Harm Mitigation and Response Mobile Training

April 8, 2024

Fourteen Department of Defense personnel recently concluded a Defense Security Cooperation University (DSCU) thirty-hour Civilian Harm Mitigation and Response (CHMR) mobile training course at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.

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Seventeen Students Complete Security Cooperation Industry Course

April 8, 2024

Seventeen industry professionals attended Defense Security Cooperation University’s (DSCU) Security Cooperation Industry Orientation Course, April 2-4, 2024, in the National Capital Region.

Building Institutional Capacity in Georgia

Building Institutional Capacity in Georgia

April 3, 2024

The Institute for Security Governance (ISG) recently concluded another successful Institutional Capacity Building (ICB) engagement in Tbilisi, Georgia with its Ministry of Defense (MoD) and Georgian Defense Force (GDF) counterparts. Working alongside its Georgian partners, ISG continued to support the development of a centralized Career Management capability within the GDF; conducted a workshop focused on data analytics and policy decision-making in the MoD; and supported Georgian efforts to effectively message change management and enhance organizational trust. Supporting a more effective and nimbler Georgia will not only directly impact the country’s defense and territorial deterrence capabilities but will also enhance its interoperability as an important U.S. Security Cooperation partner.

April Heron

ISG Heron April Issue

April 2, 2024

Announcing the latest ISG Heron – a quarterly newsletter highlighting our work in Security Cooperation and Institutional Capacity Building as well as the people who contribute to this important mission.

In this issue, ISG:

• Spotlights a successful senior leader delegation visit to ISG & DRMI.

• Welcomes seven new outstanding Regional Advising and Functional Experts.

• Profiles the expansion of security governance in Sri Lanka.

• Explores the pivotal role of the U.S.-Philippines Bilateral Strategic Dialog in regional security.

• Offers a standing ovation to Africa Regional Program Lead, Dr. Whitney Grespin.

• Interviews Director Ian Wexler on his dual engagements in the Philippines.

National Resilience for Defense & Security

P179928 National Resilience for Defense & Security

April 1, 2024

Congratulations to the latest cohort of participants of the National Resilience for Defense & Security course. This course aims to equip participants with knowledge and skills to develop national resilience frameworks that can improve national and collective security in the face of complex threats and hazards, including large scale disasters, domestic crises, and irregular or hybrid warfare.

The course emphasized planning considerations and capabilities requirements for countering full-spectrum threats and hazards that target the civil population and critical infrastructure and services. It explored government coordination with the civil and private sectors, reflecting the interconnected and interdependent nature of defense and security requirements.

DIILS Recognizes Brigadier General Diop, Senegal

March 28, 2024

Since March of 2022, Brigadier General Mactar Diop, Sénégal Army, has been the Chief of Staff of the ECOWAS (Economic Community of West African States) Standby Force in Abjua, Nigeria.