Project on National Security Reform

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The Project on National Security Reform (PNSR) is a nonpartisan organization, funded by Congress, foundations, and corporations, "working to modernize and improve the United States' national security system to better protect the American people against 21st century dangers."[1]


PNSR Projects

PNSR Projects include (external links):


PNSR published its landmark report, Forging a New Shield, in December 2008, which they claim is "one of the most comprehensive studies of the U.S. national security system in American history." It's second major report, Turning Ideas Into Action, was published in October 2009, and "gauges progress in national security reform in the Executive Branch and Congress, refines recommendations from Forging a New Shield, and outlines specific next steps that must be taken by the government to implement systemic transformation."[2]


Leadership

Board of Directors

  • James R. Locher III: Executive Director, Project on National Security Reform
  • Joel Bagnal: President, Detica Inc.
  • James M. Loy: Former Deputy Secretary, Department of Homeland Security
  • John McLaughlin: Senior Fellow, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, The Johns Hopkins University
  • Jeffrey H. Smith: Partner, Arnold & Porter

Guiding Coalition

"PNSR’s Guiding Coalition is comprised of former senior federal officials and others with extensive national security experience. The bipartisan group sets the strategic direction for the Project, examines progress, discusses objectives, and reviews findings and recommendations resulting from PNSR research and analysis. Members of the Guiding Coalition are helping to communicate the final findings and recommendations of PNSR to officials in government, the policy community and the public."[3] Current members are:


James R. Locher III: Executive Director, Project on National Security Reform

Norman R. Augustine: Former Chairman and CEO, Lockheed Martin Corporation

Joel Bagnal: President, Detica Inc.

Robert D. Blackwill: Senior Fellow, RAND Corporation

Charles G. Boyd: President and CEO, Business Executives for National Security

Daniel W. Christman: Senior Vice President for International Affairs, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Wesley K. Clark: Former Supreme Allied Commander, Europe, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

Ruth A. David: President and CEO, Analytic Services, Inc.

Leon Fuerth: Research Professor, George Washington University

Edmund Giambastiani Jr.: Admiral, United States Navy (Ret.); Chairman, Board of Directors, Alenia North America

Newt Gingrich: Former Speaker, U.S. House of Representatives

James M. Loy: Former Deputy Secretary, Department of Homeland Security

Jessica Tuchman Mathews: President, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

John M. McConnell: Former Director of National Intelligence

John McLaughlin: Senior Fellow, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, The Johns Hopkins University

Dr. John A. Nagl, President, Center for a New American Security

Joseph S. Nye, Jr.: Professor, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

James A. Nussle: Former Director, Office of Management and Budget

Thomas R. Pickering: Former U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations

Brent Scowcroft: Former Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs

Jeffrey H. Smith: Partner, Arnold & Porter

Kenneth R. Weinstein: CEO, Hudson Institute

Anthony C. Zinni: Former Commander, U.S. Central Command


External Links

PNSR Website: http://www.pnsr.org

References

  1. Home page, PNSR website, accessed August 31, 2010.
  2. History page, PNSR website, accessed August 31, 2010.
  3. About page, Guiding Coalition Membership, PNSR website, accessed August 31, 2010.