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The International Defense Acquisition Resource Management (IDARM) Program, within the Institute for Security Governance (ISG), is internationally recognized as a premier source of education and training for defense acquisition, logistics, contracting, project management and negotiations. Established in 1997, the IDARM Program mission is to strengthen democratic relationships and international security cooperation through acquisition education, research, and professional service….



IDARM’s focus is to strengthen the managerial competencies of the military and civilian leaders responsible for a nation’s defense acquisition processes via program offerings, both in-residence courses and mobile education teams (METs). IDARM develops and conducts these defense acquisition program offerings to provide both military officers and senior civilian officials those management principles necessary to support the development of a needs-driven acquisition system….



IDARM program offerings are developed and taught by faculty of the Institute for Security Governance (ISG). ISG faculty may be supported by subject matter experts from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School and other gradute level institutions. As a fully accredited graduate institution, the Naval Postgraduate School attracts faculty with the broad range of educational backgrounds…


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IDARM offers a wide variety of program offerings to our international partners. Each program offering is typically tailored to conform to the governmental structure and national acquisition processes in use in the host nation. Specific consideration is always given to the issue of civilian control of the military services and how defense acquisition processes must support the national security strategy…


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Program Guides

We offer program guides in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, and French.


In-residence Course Brochures

We offer in-residence course brochures in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, French, and Russian.

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ISG-IDARM completes another regionally tailored in-residence course
The Institute for Security Governance (ISG) International Defense Acquisition Resource Management (IDARM) program completed its fourth iteration of “Principles of Defense Acquisition and Contract Mana... Read More

Announcing the Institute for Security Governance
Announcing the Institute for Security Governance (ISG), established 14 April 2019 by the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA), the Department of Defense’s lead agency for the execution and manag... Read More