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Defense Governance and Management Team (DGMT)


The Defense Governance and Management Team (DGMT) was formed in 2015 as a combination of the Defense Institution Reform Initiative (DIRI) and the Defense Institution Building Management Team (DMT) to more effectively manage and implement Institutional Capacity Building activities around the globe.  DGMT operates under the sponsorship of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) and the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD Policy).

Institutional Capacity Building (ICB) comprises low cost, small footprint, high value DoD programs building effective, transparent, and accountable partner defense institutions.  ICB aims to sustain operational/tactical gains of US security cooperation investments; enable partners to manage their own security; contribute to broader security sector reform; strengthen whole-of-government relationships; promote effective regional collaboration; and instill a "pay it forward" ethic.

Please select the links in the navigation bar above to learn more about DGMT, or contact us at dgmt@nps.edu.

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Program News

DGMT Provides Support to Ukrainian Navy Strategy Development
On November 29, 2018, Admiral Ihor Voronchenko, Commander of the Naval Forces of Ukraine, publicly unveiled his Strategy for Development of the Navy to 2035 during the International Maritime Security Conference held in Kyiv, Ukraine. This marked the successful culmination of sustained CCMR/DGMT support to the Ukrainian Navy Staff’s year-long effort to prepare its first-ever strategy. Read More

Supporting Defense Institution Building Efforts in Colombia
CCMR/DGMT supported a Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Western Hemisphere Affairs (DASD WHA) sponsored “Colombia Defense Institution Building Stakeholder Meeting” from 23-24 Jan 2019. The intent of the meeting was to identify opportunities and set policy priorities for ICB within U.S. security cooperation goals and the context of Colombia’s shifting security environment under new political leadership. Read More

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Tom Davies
Tom Davies is the Acting Program Manager of the Defense Governance and Management Team (DGMT).  This position follows a diverse set of Defense Institution Building (DIB) experiences with the ... Read More