Accession Number:

ADA496013

Title:

The DISAM Journal of International Security Assistance Management. Volume 30, Number 3, September 2008

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

DEFENSE INST OF SECURITY ASSISTANCE MANAGEMENT WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Report Date:

2008-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

144.0

Abstract:

Welcome to the September 2008 issue of the DISAM Journal Thank you everyone who submitted articles for publication, and a special thanks to our Marine Corps comrades who authored this issues feature articles. This issues feature articles, along with a good number of others, highlight that Security Cooperation SC is now a core mission for a much broader group than our traditional DISAM Journal readers. The various organizations now participating in SC activities and the diversity of students coming to DISAM, whether for resident or non-resident training, further reflects this. The context and intent of the recently-released new National Defense Strategy and the Presidents FY09 International Affairs Budget Request, also included in the articles of this edition, continue to make this evident. Other articles continue to underscore our dynamic environment. Congressman Howard Berman, Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, stresses the need for reform and rewrite of the Foreign Assistance Act, which currently dates back to 1961, in his remarks before the House Foreign Affairs Committee. He notes that this will be a challenge for both Congress and the new Administration. This issue also includes an overview of the newly christened International Acquisition Career Path. This is an important development for not only the acquisition community but also the security assistance community. The new career path marks a milestone in a two year cooperative effort between USD ATL Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics DAU Defense Acquisition University and DSCA Defense Security Cooperation Agency DISAM. We look forward to an ever-increasing cooperative effort between our two communities in pursuit of excellence for both. Of regional note, we have devoted press to the Americas from the Council of the Americas 38th Annual Meeting held earlier this year.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Humanities and History

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE