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Mission

The IDARM program is intended to strengthen democratic relationships and international security cooperation through acquisition education, research and professional service.

  • Education: To develop problem solving and decision-making skills through analysis and critical review.

  • Research: To conduct studies that support policy-making and improve acquisition processes.

  • Professional Service: To provide leadership and professional expertise in support of international partners.

The primary focus of the program is to strengthen the managerial competencies of the military and civilian leaders responsible for a nation’s defense acquisition processes.  For many countries, particularly in emerging democracies, acquisition processes are evolving and the question of developing a structured approach to defense acquisition resource management has not been fully addressed.  In other nations, improving the existing defense acquisition process is important to achieving international security goals. 

Additionally, the understanding of other nations’ resource management processes can lead to increased opportunity for cooperative development programs and the associated reduction in risk and costs.  The benefits can also be extended to the relationship of defense acquisition management to multi-national defense agreements, such as NATO. 

The International Defense Acquisition Resource Management (IDARM) program was established in order to assist host nations in addressing these issues.

Vision and Mission

Vision
In support of U.S. policy, help shape the international security environment and prepare future United States and international leaders for assignments in defense and foreign policy, international relations and security cooperation.

Mission
The IDARM program is intended to strengthen democratic relationships and international security cooperation through acquisition education, research and professional service.

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