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Posted: 11/12/2020Military Marks Women, Peace and Security Program
Prolonged warfare is hell on women and girls in particular, and the United Nations recognized that fact by passing United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325, on women, peace and security on October 31, 2000.
Posted: 11/9/2020Defense Security Cooperation University hits one-year mark
The Defense Security Cooperation University recently hit its one-year mark. Despite needing to adapt to the coronavirus pandemic, the university
provided more than 25,000 courses to members of the security cooperation workforce. Cara Abercrombie, President of the Defense Security Cooperation University, spoke with “Government Matters” about the school’s first year.
Source: Government Matters
Posted: 9/28/2020Defense Security Cooperation University Hits One-Year Milestone With Great Success
The Defense Security Cooperation Agency opened the Defense Security Cooperation University in September 2019 as part of an effort to professionalize the SC workforce and to serve as the Department of Defense's Center of Excellence for the SC community.
A year later, the DSCU is well on its way to meeting the goals it set when it first opened its doors...
Posted: 2/6/2020Interview on Governmant Matters
DSCU president Cara Abercrombie details the importance of certification to the Pentagon's security cooperation efforts in an Interview on Governmant Matters.
Note: The interview starts at the 8:27 minute mark
Source: Government Matters
Posted: 10/25/2019America sold over $55 billion in weapons in FY19
The U.S. sold $55.4 billion worth of weapons to allies and partners around the globe in fiscal 2019, a nearly flat change from the previous fiscal year.Of that total, $48.25 billion came in payments from partner nations, $3.67 billion from grant assistance programs such as Foreign Military Financing and the Global Peacekeeping Operations Initiative, and $3.47 billion for cases funded under Department of Defense Title 10 grant assistance programs, such as train and equip programs or the Afghan Security Forces Fund.
Posted: 10/3/2019A New Defense School Could Change American Weapon Sales Abroad
Two years to the month from when the idea was first publicly floated, the Pentagon inaugurated its new Defense Security Cooperation University, with the aim of creating a workforce able to more quickly provide security assistance to allies and partners.
At Wednesday’s event opening the new university location, located roughly a mile from the Pentagon, Undersecretary of Defense for Policy John Rood, Defense Security Cooperation Agency head Lt. Gen. Charles Hooper and Cara Abercrombie, the new president of the university, all praised the opening of the office as a new start for the Pentagon’s security assistance mission.
Posted: 10/3/2019New Defense School To Educate, Certify Security Cooperation Professionals
The newly stood-up Defense Security Cooperation University, aimed squarely at creating, training and certifying a professional community from the Defense Department's security cooperation workforce, will spend the next 24 months ensuring that some 20,000 personnel get the most basic level certification in their career field.