How Defense Security Management College Supports the National Security Strategy of Engagement
Kwatnoski, Richard, DISAM Journal
"Our strategy is founded on continued U.S. engagement and leadership abroad. The United States must lead abroad if we are to be secure at home."
A National Security Strategy for a New Century, The White House, December 1999.
What do Defense Security Management College's (DSMC) educational activities have to do with this?
In December 1999, the White House issued the latest version of A National Security Strategy for a New Century. The strategy stated that "International cooperation will be vital for building security in the next century because many of the challenges we face cannot be addressed by a single nation. ... durable relationships with allies and friendly nations are critical to our security." The strategy goes on to note the crucial role of the U.S. military in protecting and promoting U.S. interests, but that it is not a substitute for other forms of engagement. Other forms of engagement are diplomatic, economic, scientific, technological, cultural, and educational activities. DSMC's engagement activities consist mostly of educating those in the DoD acquisition workforce that will engage the allies as a part of their official activities, along with some educating of the allies directly.
How does DSMC support the policy of engagement?
Our primary educational engagement activity is our family of international acquisition courses. DSMC offers three one-week international courses, which are for the most part for those in the DoD acquisition workforce that will engage the allies directly.
* Multinational Program Management Course (PMT 202): The introduction to international cooperative acquisition programs, concentrating mostly on program management in the international environment.
* International …
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Publication information: Article title: How Defense Security Management College Supports the National Security Strategy of Engagement. Contributors: Kwatnoski, Richard - Author. Magazine title: DISAM Journal. Volume: 23. Issue: 1 Publication date: Fall 2000. Page number: 99. © 2008 Defense Institute of Security Assistance Management. COPYRIGHT 2000 Gale Group.