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Korea Institute for Defense Analyses (KIDA) 2005f
Dongdaemun-ku, Chengryangri, PO Box 250 Seoul 130-650, South Korea
tel:82-2 961 1334 fax:82-2 961 1172

Organizational Status: Semi-governmental institute, founded in 1979.

General Description: KIDA is a comprehensive defense research institution that covers a wide range of defense-related issues. KIDA is organized into seven research centers: the Center for Security and Strategy; the Center for Military Planning; the Center for Human Resource Development; the Center for Resource Management; the Center for Weapon Systems Studies; the Center for Information System Studies; and the Center for Modeling and Simulation. KIDA also has an IT Consulting Group and various supporting departments. KIDA's mission is to contribute to rational defense policy-making through intensive and systematic research and analysis of defense issues.

Annual Budget: KRW 27,000 million (2004)

Staff: 202 (123 research, 79 administrative/support), 119 active duty officer and contractor

Executive Officers:
Dr. HWANG, Dong Joon (President)
Dr. KIM, Koo Seob (Vice President)

Public Relations:
Dr. CHO, Nam Hoon (Director, Office of Research Cooperation and External Affairs)
Ms. OH, Ju Young (Coordinator, External Affairs)
Ms. KIM, Jina (Subscription Contacts)

(As of November, 2004)

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