On a visit to New College Nottingham, a previous CCIF
grant recipient, Skills and Enterprise Minister Matthew Hancock said:
The use of CCIF
allowed the continuation of the OSC-I training mission, but at the cost of approximately 20 percent of OSC-I personnel because using the CCIF
did not permit as broad a training mission as authorized under the ISFF.
166(a)(e)(l)(A) authorizing not more than $20,000,000 (vice $10,000,000) annually for the CCIF
for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to provide to the commander of a combatant command for a variety of listed cooperative programs ranging from force training to humanitarian assistance to military education and training of foreign military and related civilian personnel.
For FY10, Congress has appropriated $50M of O&M funds to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in order to fund 10 different CCIF
activities, some of which duplicate other Title 10 or Title 22 authorities.
While the CCIF
is a great asset to the combatant commanders, recent operational experience in Afghanistan and Iraq has conclusively demonstrated that a commander's security and engagement is also directly affected by participation and funding of activities that do not directly support the improvement or professionalization of traditional military capabilities.
received several pictures of vandalized mosques and restaurants owned by Muslims in the morning following the terror strikes in Paris, when Islamist militants killed 127 people, Louati says.
We might be able to provide some funding, as this CCIF
money is for groupswho benefit the community.