Tag Archives: security cooperation

DSCA Unveils Certification Program for Security Cooperation Personnel; Lt. Gen. Charles Hooper Quoted

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency has introduced a program to certify military and civilian personnel who aim to help the Department of Defense build partnerships and strengthen alliances. ''We are proud to elevate security cooperation as a profession through the new Security Cooperation Workforce Certification Program,'' said  Lt. Gen. Charles Hooper, director of DSCA and a former Wash100 recipient.

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New University to Train Security Cooperation Workforce in Defense Department; Cara Abercrombie Quoted

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency has opened a new institution designed to train and build a workforce of security cooperation experts. The new Defense Security Cooperation University aims to ensure that all involved personnel have a grasp of security cooperation's alignment with the national security strategy, according to DSCU President Cara Abercrombie, the DSCA said Thursday.

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AFRICOM Creates Tool to Measure Women Integration Progress

The U.S. Africa Command has built a new tool that works to measure the command’s progress in increasing the participation of women in security cooperation and peacekeeping operations. The WPS Security Force Assistance assessment tool is designed to inform AFRICOM on how African partner nations integrate women into its capacity-building initiatives, the …

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GAO: DoD, State Dept Administered 194 Foreign Security Cooperation & Assistance Efforts in FY 2016

The Government Accountability Office has found that the departments of Defense and State facilitated 194 security cooperation and assistance efforts during fiscal 2016 to help build foreign partners’ capacity to mitigate security-related threats. GAO said Friday DoD ran 56 security cooperation programs for which associated legal authorities did not require the State Department‘s involvement and 87 …

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State Dept OKs Saudi Arabia’s Request for $200M in Military Training Services

The State Department has approved a potential $200 million foreign military sales agreement for Saudi Arabia to obtain military training services from the U.S. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Thursday the deal calls for the U.S. Military Training Mission to Saudi Arabia organization to identify, plan and execute security cooperation training and advisory …

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Gen. John Kelly: Southcom Looks to Partners for Regional Security Missions

Gen. John Kelly, outgoing chief of the U.S. Southern Command, has said the command collaborates with its military allies to counter terrorism, illegal drug trade and transnational organized crime, DoD News reported Friday. Lisa Ferdinando writes the Defense Department established Southcom to carry out DoD’s security cooperation initiatives in southern and …

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Joseph Rixey: DSCA Eyes Org, Process Reforms to Bolster Alliance

Defense Security Cooperation Agency Director Vice Adm. Joseph Rixey has said the agency is focusing on efficiency, effectivity and alignment of activities in U.S. weapons sales, Defense News reported Wednesday. Rixey said in an interview with Vago Muradian that the launch of the Vision 2020 strategic plan is part of efforts to streamline the process of responses to requests of U.S. allies. …

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