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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: Governmant 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.