Who We Are
Located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, the Defense Institute of Security Cooperation
Studies (DISCS) provides professional education, research, and support to advance U.S. foreign
policy through security assistance and cooperation. Choose a drop down item from "Home" in
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Note: Some publications and other resources available on our Website contain references to the Defense
Institute of Security Assistance Management (DISAM). DISCS was known as DISAM prior to 1 July 2016.
It’s a great time to be part of the Security Cooperation Workforce and an important time in its history and future!
DISCS is focusing much of its effort to the development of new curriculum in line with SCW certification efforts to provide training in line with the competencies developed for the workforce. More will be added to our website regarding when new courses will be implemented – as we follow development and alpha/bravo testing of the courseware in some “preliminary offerings” where we’d intend to have experienced personnel attend and offer feedback to enhance the work already done by DISCS. Work on the “Basic” course (an online product) is well underway and we anticipate its availability to the SCW this summer (2019). Additionally, we expect that the first of our intermediate level (new hybrid courses with online and classroom components) will be ready in the fall of 2019. Stand by for...