Project on National Security Reform
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."
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."
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
"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." 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
PNSR Website: http://www.pnsr.org
- Home page, PNSR website, accessed August 31, 2010.
- History page, PNSR website, accessed August 31, 2010.
- About page, Guiding Coalition Membership, PNSR website, accessed August 31, 2010.