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Program Overview

Building Integrity, strengthening transparency, increasing accountability, and reducing corruption risk are integral parts of NATO and the Euro- Atlantic Partnership Council (EAPC) cooperation as highlighted in the Partnership for Peace (PfP) Framework Document and elaborated further in the Partnership Action Plan on Defense Institution Building (PAP-DIB), endorsed at the NATO Istanbul Summit in 2004 and re-affirmed at the Bucharest Summit in 2008. The following workshops are a sample of some of the efforts being coordinated by the USPTC Program Office in support of Building Integrity initiatives:

Building Integrity in Defense Acquisition Workshop (BIDA)
This workshop provides a conceptual understanding of public management and procurement principles and institutional integrity fundamentals that apply to any nation, culture, or government agency and also provides insight into issues linking resources to national security.This workshop consists of multiple plenary presentations, followed by smaller working group meetings designed to engage participants in "hands-on" exercises and case studies with content customized for delivery in country.  

Building Integrity in Peace Support Operations Workshop (BIPSO)
This workshop provides pre-deployment knowledge, increases transparency in order to counter corruption in purchasing, contracting, and procurement in peace support operations, and is targeted at O-3/O-4 level officers.  Workshop content consists of multiple plenary presentations and small working group meetings.  Delivery is localized with in country articles and case study examples.

Building Integrity in Acquisition Analysis Workshop
This workshop aims to improve acquisition processes and transparency while countering corruption.  Topics will include: What is a Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA)?  Why we do CBAs?  Statutory and/or regulatory requirements to do CBAs (where applicable);  Roles CBAs play in major decision processes, including requirements setting, financial management, force development, force structuring, and weapons acquisition;  What are the steps and methodologies in preparing and presenting a CBA? Development of a draft CBA plan that addresses a specific national capability objective.  The primary targets for workshop participation are MoD resourcing directorate representatives and government budget personnel.


Participating Faculty

Mr. Mark P. Dankel
Mark Dankel started working with the Naval Postgraduate School in 2010 and is a consultant with the USPTC and the National Security Institute where his area of focus is building institutional integrity in defense institutions.  His professional expertise includes more than twenty years directing investigations into corruption within federal law enforcement agencies in the United States.  He has provided advisory assistance to more than thirty nations.  Mr. Dankel earned his B.A. from Loyola University New Orleans and his M.A. from the University of Chicago.

Dr. Richard B. Doyle
Richard Doyle joined the faculty of the Naval Postgraduate School in 1990 and is an Associate Professor with the Graduate School of Business and Public Policy.  His teaching and research expertise includes federal budget policy, defense budgeting, national security policy, the congressional budget process, health care budgeting, fiscal policy, and other entitlement policy.  Dr. Doyle earned his B.S. from the U.S. Air Force Academy; his M.A. from the University of Washington, Seattle; and his Ph.D. from the University of Washington, Seattle.
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Dr. Max Kidalov
Max Kidalov joined the faculty of the Naval Postgraduate School in 2009 and is an Assistant Professor of Procurement Law and Policy in the Graduate School of Business and Public Policy.  His research and teaching interests include legislative and judicial controls over defense procurement, contingency contracting, socio-economic and industrial base contracting policies, competition in contracting, procurement fraud, anti-corruption initiatives, and international defense contracting.  Dr. Kidalov earned his B.A. and J.D. from the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC, and his LL.M. in Government Procurement Law from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C.  

Dr. Robert M. McNab
Robert McNab joined the faculty of the Naval Postgraduate School in 2000 and is an Associate Professor of Economics in the Defense Resources Management Institute (DRMI) and Global Public Policy Academy Group (GPPAG).  His research interests include the outcomes of fiscal decentralization, the reform of budgeting and tax administration systems in developing and transitional countries, and the economics of insurgent movements.  Dr. McNab earned his B.A. from California State University, Stanislaus, and his Ph.D. in Economics from Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia.
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Dr. Francois Melese
Francois Melese joined the faculty of the Naval Postgraduate School in 1987 and is a Professor of Economics and the Executive Director of the Defense Resources Management Institute (DRMI).  His research expertise includes budgeting with incentives; pricing issues in revolving funds; the role of benefits and pay in compensation; defense industrial base issues; and the integration of cost and effectiveness.  Dr. Melese earned his B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley; his M.A. from the University of British Columbia, Canada; and his Ph.D. from the University of Louvain, Belgium.
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Related Faculty Publications and Other References

BiH Parliamentary Committee Members attend Building Integrity Seminar
Building Integrity in Defense Acquisition Workshop Held in Sarajevo
Building Integrity in Peace Support Operations (BIPSO) Pilot Workshop Held
Corruption, Culture, and Conflict (PDF)
Implementing Program Budgeting in the Serbian Ministry of Defense (PDF)
Manuscript 2: Defining Corruption (PDF)
Public Budgeting and Surplus Assets: Building Accountability and Integrity (PDF)
Reconstruction, the Long Tail and Decentralisation: An Application to Iraq and Afghanistan (PDF)
USPTC and NATO Partner to Help Combat Corruption



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