The DISAM Journal of international security assistance management.Security cooperation continues to play a key role in the successes that we are achieving around the world. This Journal feature articles focus on the nation of Croatia with an overview of the country in general as well as a discussion of the various facets of U.S. security cooperation programs benefiting us as partners. Force modernization modernization
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[Middle English, from Latin prae and the year-old program at their Armed Forces Leader and Staff Simulation Center is leading the way.
If you are interested in policy issues, this edition has more than enough to whet your appetite. The final allocations for fiscal year 2002 security assistance programs follows excerpts of remarks made by the Secretary of State to a House Appropriations Subcommittee sub·com·mit·tee
A subordinate committee composed of members appointed from a main committee.
Noun outlining plans for fiscal year 2003. Additional articles spotlight policy issues centrally related to security cooperation such as human rights, economics, export control, and disarmament disarmament
Reduction in armaments by one or more nations. Arms reductions may be imposed by a war's victors on the defeated (as happened after Germany's defeat in World War I). . Others are more regionally centered in South America South America, fourth largest continent (1991 est. pop. 299,150,000), c.6,880,000 sq mi (17,819,000 sq km), the southern of the two continents of the Western Hemisphere. and Europe. All are written at the Under Secretary or Assistant Secretary level - and all provide direction as to where our programs are headed in the future.
Tom Keithly's article, "A Planning Guidance for the Security Cooperation Community," ties together the various goals of security cooperation with the tools of security cooperation. This is done under the umbrella of performance based budgeting Adopting Public Sector’s Performance Based Budgeting to the private sector using the CPM framework.   Introduction
Today, when the management of money is more important than ever for public and private entities, budgeting plays an and in the context of the Government Performance and Results Act The Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) is a US Law enacted in 1993. It is one of a series of laws designed to improve government project management. The GPRA requires agencies to engage in project management tasks such as setting goals, measuring results, and reporting of 1993. A results orientation clearly impacts the need for effective planning and programming of resources, and documenting the results of those processes is essential. Although difficult to quantify Quantify - A performance analysis tool from Pure Software. many of the results of security cooperation efforts, we all need to be taking notes similar to those of Mr. Joel Williamson and Dr. Jennifer Moroney as they view the Central Asian "ring of access."
Education continues its prominence in this issue as the Defense Acquisition University announces a new Online (entry level) International Acquisition Course, which could have implications for security assistance and foreign disclosure personnel. DISAM DISAM Defense Institute of Security Assistance Management
DISAM Direct Indexed Sequential Access Method , like many other schoolhouses, has seen a renewal of MET/MTT commitments over recent months, including the visit to Egypt profiled within this Journal.
DISAM announces its course offerings for fiscal year 2003 (this is also available on our website), as well as the procedures to enroll. The bottom line, DISAM desires to place students in courses at the optimum time for you as the user and within the physical constraints we have. As the article states, please let us know if you have difficulty obtaining a quota through the standard channel. We normally have unused quotas for a number of our classes, and will work with organizations individually to fill each one of them. The military departments and DISAM pledged to work together at our most recent curriculum review (held in February) to facilitate the process for you. So please feel free to let us know when there is a difficulty on your end.
Thank you for your support of DISAM; we hope that this edition of the Journal reinforces the importance of the role you play in security assistance/cooperation. Keep up the great work!