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Located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency's Institute of Security Cooperation Studies (ISCS), known prior to 1 July 2016 as the Defense Institute of Security Assistance Management (DISAM), provides professional education, research, and support to advance U.S. foreign policy through security assistance and cooperation. Choose a drop down item from "Home" in the main menu above to learn more about this dynamic institution and the talented people who work here!

Note: Some references to DISAM courses, publications, etc. on this website will remain and are valid through a transition period that should be complete within a few months.

Commandant's Message

I'm hoping that you've not had issues finding us! As you can tell by our new website -- The Defense Institute of Security Assistance Management (DISAM) transitioned to Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) Institute of Security Cooperation Studies (ISCS). This became effective 1 July 2016, and comes as DSCA more closely aligns the schoolhouse, its curriculum, and its mission priorities with DOD strategic guidance, and DSCA's vision for the future. The name change reflects DSCA's focus on full spectrum capability building and that the schoolhouse's mandate for training the workforce has...

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News & Notices

2016 Curriculum Review

The 2016 ISCS Curriculum Review Minutes are now available online on the Curriculum Review page.

New Green Book Version

ISCS is now using the 35th, March 2016 edition of The Management of Security Cooperation textbook. You will find the new edition linked as "Green Book" under the Publications section in the links collection at the bottom of the screen. Or you can access it from "Pubs & Other Resources" from the main menu above.

New Learning Guide

The Understanding the MAPAD learning guide is available for your use. This learning guide is designed for personnel involved in the distribution and movement of materiel to international partners through the DoD supply system. After completing this learning guide, you will have a better understanding of this electronic database of addresses, and how to use it. It can be found under the "Logistics" category in the Learning Guides section of "Online Learning/Learning Guides."

Mobile device compatible learning guides

ISCS is in the process of converting some of our learning guides to HTML5 format to better interface with mobile devices. Mobile devices must have iOS version 8 (or higher) or Android OS version 4.4 Kit Kat (or above). The following Internet browsers (and later versions) support HTML5: Internet Explorer 9; Safari 5.1; and Google Chrome 17. Learning guides that are in the HTML5 format are Understanding the MAPAD and MILSTRIP for FMS, with more on the way.

Quick Find

Can't find something? Just enter all or part of what you're looking for in the box below, click one of the suggestions that pops up, and you will quickly be taken to the correct location.

Links

Groups of specialized links to web sites and other resources that are of special interest to those in the Security Cooperation community.

Upcoming Classes

Shown below are ISCS classes scheduled for this month and/or next month. Classes are held on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio unless indicated otherwise. Please see the Class Schedule for a complete list of all upcoming classes.

25 - 29 Jul SCM-AO
Alexandria, VA
1 - 5 Aug SCM-E
Arlington, VA
1 - 5 Aug SCM-CS
1 - 5 Aug SCM-AO
Colorado Springs, CO
8 - 12 Aug SCM-C
8Aug - 1Sep SCM-O
15 - 19 Aug SCM-TO
15Aug - 2Sep SCM-IFL
15Aug - 2Sep SCM-IFT
22 - 26 Aug SCM-AO
Tampa, FL
22 - 26 Aug SCM-CF
22 - 26 Aug SCM-AO
MacDill, FL
Updated: 7/21/2016 @ 10:36 AM

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Located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency's Institute of Security Cooperation Studies (ISCS), known prior to 1 July 2016 as the Defense Institute of Security Assistance Management (DISAM), provides professional education, research, and support to advance U.S. foreign policy through security assistance and cooperation. Choose a drop down item from "Home" in the main menu above to learn more about this dynamic institution and the talented people who work here!

Note: Some references to DISAM courses, publications, etc. on this website will remain and are valid through a transition period that should be complete within a few months.

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News & Notices
Links
Upcoming Classes

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Contact Webmaster  |  Accessibility Statement  |  Privacy & Security  |  No FEAR Act  |  External Link Disclaimer  |  FOIA  |  USA.GOV

Web Related

Contact Webmaster
Accessibility Statement
Privacy & Security
No FEAR Act
External Link Disclaimer
FOIA
USA.GOV

Use of this DoD computer system, authorized or unauthorized, constitutes consent to monitoring of this system. Unauthorized use may subject you to criminal prosecution. Evidence of unauthorized use collected during monitoring may be used for administrative, criminal, or other adverse action. Use of this system constitutes consent to monitoring for these purposes.

Institute of Security Cooperation Studies, 2475 K. Street, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio 45433-7641, Telephone: 937-713-3300

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ISCS is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education

This web site is DSCA PA approved

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Commandant's Message

I'm hoping that you've not had issues finding us! As you can tell by our new website -- The Defense Institute of Security Assistance Management (DISAM) transitioned to Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) Institute of Security Cooperation Studies (ISCS). This became effective 1 July 2016, and comes as DSCA more closely aligns the schoolhouse, its curriculum, and its mission priorities with DOD strategic guidance, and DSCA's vision for the future. The name change reflects DSCA's focus on full spectrum capability building and that the schoolhouse's mandate for training the workforce has expanded beyond Security Assistance to include all of Security Cooperation.

There are a number of transitional issues in progress and we will work with various constituencies and other supporting organizations to be as seamless as possible in our support to you. As you can see, the Institute’s website has a new URL of www.iscs.dsca.mil. In terms of you contacting ISCS, please note that "Group e-mail addresses" (such as the Registrar’s Office) will change as soon as we can work through the IT wickets, but old group email addresses should work after the change for some time. All email addresses and phone numbers for institute personnel remain the same as they were prior to changing our name to the Institute of Security Cooperation Studies. Note that there have been no changes to course designations or names of the courses offered by the Institute.

This is an exciting time for the Institute of Security Cooperation Studies and we looking forward to continuing our long-standing service to the security cooperation workforce for years to come as we keep pace with the environment impacting all of you as our constituents.

Sincerely,

Dr. Ron Reynolds
Commandant
Institute of Security Cooperation Studies

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Commandant's Message

I'm hoping that you've not had issues finding us! As you can tell by our new website -- The Defense Institute of Security Assistance Management (DISAM) transitioned to Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) Institute of Security Cooperation Studies (ISCS). This became effective 1 July 2016, and comes as DSCA more closely aligns the schoolhouse, its curriculum, and its mission priorities with DOD strategic guidance, and DSCA's vision for the future. The name change reflects DSCA's focus on full spectrum capability building and that the schoolhouse's mandate for training the workforce has expanded beyond Security Assistance to include all of Security Cooperation.

There are a number of transitional issues in progress and we will work with various constituencies and other supporting organizations to be as seamless as possible in our support to you. As you can see, the Institute’s website has a new URL of www.iscs.dsca.mil. In terms of you contacting ISCS, please note that "Group e-mail addresses" (such as the Registrar’s Office) will change as soon as we can work through the IT wickets, but old group email addresses should work after the change for some time. All email addresses and phone numbers for institute personnel remain the same as they were prior to changing our name to the Institute of Security Cooperation Studies. Note that there have been no changes to course designations or names of the courses offered by the Institute.

This is an exciting time for the Institute of Security Cooperation Studies and we looking forward to continuing our long-standing service to the security cooperation workforce for years to come as we keep pace with the environment impacting all of you as our constituents.

Sincerely,

Dr. Ron Reynolds