IDA Insights on Institutional Capacity Building in Africa IDA Insights on Institutional Capacity Building in Africa

The Department of Defense, in coordination with the Department of State, provides security assistance to counterparts in other countries to help build the capacity of their military and government institutions. The goal of these programs is twofold: ensure long-term sustainment of U.S. security assistance and help security partners develop and manage their own security institutions. This issue of IDA Insights looks at IDA’s activities in support of the United States and its security partners in building the institutional capacity of African militaries.

IDA’s Second Forum on Use of Risk to Improve National Security Decisions IDA’s Second Forum on Use of Risk to Improve National Security Decisions

The IDA Risk Forum provides a collaborative environment where risk analysts can share concepts and methodologies used to provide risk assessments to senior national security decision makers. The second forum in the series was held on February 19, 2020, with participants from the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Joint Staff, Office of Management and Budget, Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and Department of Homeland Security.