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Advanced Capability Planners' Course (ACPC)

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Technical Report

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Institute for Defense Analyses Alexandria United States

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For nearly 10 years, the United States Government USG, along with its Institutional Capacity Building ICB partner the Institute for Defense Analyses IDA, has been engaged with the Republic of Indonesia RI Ministry of Defense on ICB efforts assisting the RI to improve how it organizes, trains, equips, deploys, employs, and sustains the Indonesian military, Tentara Nasional Indonesia TNI. IDA originally supported USG efforts through the Defense Resource Management Studies DRMS program, led by the Office of the Secretary of Defenses Cost Analysis and Program Evaluation officeOSDCAPE. Since 2013, IDA ICB efforts have been conducted through the Defense Security Cooperation Agency DSCA and the Institute for Security Governance ISG.During these 10 years of engagement in Indonesia, ICB efforts have been both embraced and shunned by the TNI, depending largely on the attitude of influential Ministry of Defense MoD and TNI senior leadership. Beginning in early 2017, MoD senior leaders once again began to embrace improved defense management principles, and with the change of command in the TNI in January 2018, the USG saw substantially increased interest from TNI in ICB and defense management. The Advanced Capability Planners Course ACPC described in this document is a milestone in this most recent ICB effort in Indonesia and represents significant progress in ICB efforts within RI. The ACPC culminates a series of intense efforts since 2017, while foreshadowing substantial future opportunities to engage MoD and TNI in ICB.

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  • Defense Systems
  • Military Forces and Organizations

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