The School of Security Cooperation Studies (SSCS) is a component element of the Defense Security Cooperation University (DSCU) and is responsible for training and educating the Security Cooperation Workforce. SSCS professionalizes the Security Cooperation (SC) enterprise by providing certification courses and professional development to a diverse audience of U.S. and international military and civilian students. SSCS directly supports the Defense Security Cooperation Agency's (DSCA) mission of advancing US national security and foreign policy by enabling the SC workforce and building the capacity of foreign security forces to respond to shared challenges. Core functional areas include Security Cooperation Case Life Cycle Management, Sustainment, and Acquisition, SC Security Cooperation Officer training, SC Planning, Oversight and Execution, International Programs, Execution Support, Executive Education, and Defense Advisor training.