THE DISAM JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL SECURITY ASSISTANCE MANAGEMENT.
A major initiative of DSCA is to create a culture within the security cooperation community that is based on performance and results. Programmatic guidance from DSCA will provide specific information on how DSCA and the implementing agencies will conduct business in the future. The first step is to use a new approach, performance based budgeting, that will allow the security cooperation budgets to be linked to corporate strategy, planning, and performance measures. In this issue, we present the guidance for the preparation of the FMS administrative budget for fiscal years 2002 and 2003.
Each year the Department of State produces the country reports on human rights practices, a comprehensive look at human rights infractions in 195 countries. The expansion of democracy and human rights rests on a fundamental belief that there are rights and freedoms to which every human is entitled, no matter where he or she lives. In this issue we offer the introduction to the report that summarizes conditions throughout the world.
Each year representatives of the DISAM Policy and Advisory Council meet to review the DISAM curriculum. In this manner, all of our stakeholders have an input into what we teach here at DISAM. The results of the 2001 curriculum review are included inside.
As the educational world moves towards heavier reliance on internet and telecommunications technologies, we at DISAM have studied the possibilities of presenting some of our courses through distance learning. This quarter we report on the results of the survey many of you participated in by giving us your opinions on your willingness to engage DISAM through some electronic medium.
Our training managers have moved to take greater advantage of web technology by creating the international training management web site. By capitalizing on techniques employed by corporate universities, our trainers have expanded our educational role beyond the classroom by making available a variety of policy messages, best practices, and other key references to the entire security cooperation training community.
Finally, this will be the last Journal I will introduce as the Commandant of DISAM since my retirement after 29 years in the Army is scheduled before the next issue comes out. My years at DISAM working with the security cooperation community have been a wonderful way to end my career. I leave my best wishes for all of you engaged in this key component of our national security strategy.
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|Date:||Mar 22, 2001|
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