The ISOA Annual Summit is the premier event of the international stability operations industry. Join us and hundreds of others from government, the private sector, NGOs, academia, and policy communities as we explore…



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“The defense department and other government agencies need organizations like the ISOA to enable unity of purpose and promote high standards of conduct and product across the commercial support sector, and to provide responsive and effective points of communication between our total force contractor community and the department of defense.”

Gary J. Motsek

Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense – Program Support, June 7, 2017

Government and military employees may attend the Summit for free!

Interested parties please fill out the application form.


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Secretary of Defense – James Mattis (invited), Secretary of State – Rex Tillerson (invited); Congressman Peter King (R-NY); Assistant Secretary of Defense for Legislative Affairs – Robert Hood; Mr. Joe Theismann, former NFL quarterback, and national speaker; Mr. William Bryan, Under Secretary of Homeland Security for Science and Technology; Dr. Ronald Clark, former Deputy Under Secretary of Homeland Security for National Protection Services; Ms. Mina Chang, CEO of Linking The World; Mr. Gary Motsek, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Program Support); Ms. Cathy Read, Director of the Office of Acquisition Management, US Department of State; Mr. William Flavin, Assistant Director, Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute; Mr. Jamie Williamson, Executive Director of the International Code of Conduct Association.


IDIQ Contracting for DOD, DOS, DHS, and USAID; Defense Acquisition Reform; Challenges with Homeland Security; Changes In U.S. Policy In Afghanistan; Afghan and Iraqi Unfair Taxation on US Companies; Women In Stabilization Leadership Roles; The Status of International Development; Lessons from the Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI); Human And Labor Trafficking; Operational Stress from Normal Stress to PTSD; New BD Techniques for Contracting and Procurement; The Role of Private Security Companies; Contingency
Medical Operations; Duty of Care.


ISOA is a global partnership of private sector and nongovernmental organizations providing critical services in fragile environments worldwide. Our mission is fourfold: 1) To promote ethical standards in operational contractor support through the ISOA Code of Conduct. 2) To build key relationships within and across sectors in the stability operations space by identifying common interests. 3) To advocate for the effective utilization of private sector services in fragile environments. 4) To facilitate business development opportunities for our members by leveraging the exclusive ISOA network.

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