Implementing Security Cooperation Reform

Implementing Security Cooperation Reform

Floyd Baker Second of three installments from the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Defense Exports and Cooperation (DASA (DE&C)) In response to complaints from commanders in Iraq and Afghanistan that the security cooperation program was too slow and cumbersome to respond to the urgent requirements of our friends and allies, the Secretary of Defense (SecDef) directed the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy (USD(P)) to conduct a comprehensive review of security cooperation. The Security Cooperation Reform Task Force conducted a series of workshops over a span of three months in late 2010 to look at a variety of areas including planning, workforce development, authorities, transportation, contracting, and technology […]