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English language training as a projection of soft power

English language training as a projection of soft power – Perspectives Thomas Molloy Introduction I have worked in the English language training (ELT) field for almost forty years, thirty-seven of those years with Defense Language Institute English Language Center (DLIELC). At the end of this year, I intend to retire. Before retiring I wanted to […]

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Export control

Export control Lincoln P. Bloomfield, Jr. [The following are excerpts from the remarks presented to the AIAA Conference held in Washington, D.C., February 20, 2002.] “What reforms to the U.S. export processes are needed and how can improvements be accelerated?” This is a question with which I have been wrestling since just after the Secretary […]

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DISAM SAM-CR Development Effort Awarded

DISAM SAM-CR Development Effort Awarded Gregory W. Sutton The American Society of Military Comptrollers, Aviation Chapter, has recognized the “EMS Case Reconciliation and Closure Course Development Team” for “outstanding contributions to the financial management community during FY2000.” The citation, which accompanied the “Team Achievement Award,” is summarized below and speaks highly of this cooperative effort […]

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Naval Aviation FMS Logistics Process Improvement Team

Naval Aviation FMS Logistics Process Improvement Team Stephen N. Bernard The Naval Aviation Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Logistics Process Improvement Team (LPIT) was officially chartered by VADM W. C. Bowes (Commander, Naval Air System Command) and RADM R. M. Moore (Commander, Naval Supply System Command) in August 1993 to integrate and streamline the processes that […]

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Revision to the Financial Management Regulation on the Horizon

Revision to the Financial Management Regulation on the Horizon – Department of Defense Gregory W. Sutton Despite numerous efforts over the past several years, there have been few significant updates to the DoD Financial Management Regulation DoD 7000.14 R, Volume 15, Security Assistance Policy and Procedures since the original publication date of March 1993. This […]

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Fiscal Year 2001 Security Assistance Legislation

Fiscal Year 2001 Security Assistance Legislation – Statistical Data Included Kenneth W. Martin Introduction Each year the DISAM Journal publishes a summary and analysis of the legislation that impacts our security assistance programs. In this issue, we present the seventeenth in a series of annual studies of the major pieces of legislation with references to […]

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Update: Defense Security Assistance Management System – DSAMS

Update: Defense Security Assistance Management System – DSAMS – software evaluation Nels E. Berdahl The feature article of the summer DISAM Journal of 1998 discussed the background and development methodology of the Defense Security Assistance Management System (DSAMS). This article describes some of the new features of DSAMS and also provides an update on changes […]

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Demining Support System: Field Support for Humanitarian Demining Missions Overseas – Star Mountain Humanitarian and Security Training Group

Demining Support System: Field Support for Humanitarian Demining Missions Overseas – Star Mountain Humanitarian and Security Training Group – Brief Article Deborah Repass The indiscriminate destruction and long-term damage caused by land mines have a devastating impact on economies and societies around the world. The United States Department of State estimates that there are 80 […]

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Offsets in Defense Trade Fifth Annual Report To Congress – United States Department of Commerce – Illustration

Offsets in Defense Trade Fifth Annual Report To Congress – United States Department of Commerce – Illustration – Statistical Data Included Prepared By The U.S. Department of Commerce [The following material is extracted from an May 2001 U.S. Department of Commerce study entitled, Offsets in Defense Trade, a Study Conducted Under Section 309 of the […]

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Electronic Case Coordination and Tracking – Team Effort

Electronic Case Coordination and Tracking – Team Effort – Defense Security Cooperation Agency, United States Beth M. Baker During the past year, tremendous energy has been invested in efforts to improve the foreign military sales (FMS) process. One such effort came to life on August 13, 2001 as procedures were implemented to allow the Defense […]