Project on National Security Reform - Preliminary Findings

  • Norman R. Augustine
  • General (ret.) Charles G. Boyd
  • Daniel W. Christman
  • Ruth A. David
  • Leon Fuerth
  • Newt Gingrich
  • James R. Locher III
  • James M. Loy
  • Jessica Tuchman Mathews
  • John McLaughlin
  • Carlos Pascual
  • Amb. Thomas R. Pickering
  • Jeffrey H. Smith
  • Dr. James B. Steinberg
  • Ken Weinstein
  • Amb. David M. Abshire
| July 2008

Ensuring Security in an Unpredictable World

The Project on National Security Reform (PNSR) - a bipartisan, private-public partnership sponsored by the Center for the Study of the Presidency - has released its preliminary findings on needed changes in the national security system (covering both international and homeland security). PNSR's goal is approval of a new system early in the next administration. It envisions three sets of reforms: new presidential directives or executive orders, a new national security act, and amendments to Senate and House rules.

One theme certain to emerge is the need for improved collaboration on security matters - among nations; branches of the U.S. government; executive departments and agencies; and federal, state, and local entities. In this spirit, PNSR has a highly collaborative, fully transparent
effort underway. This report - presenting preliminary findings subject to further analysis and refinement - is an extension of that approach. PNSR seeks to use this report as a vehicle for soliciting input from the broadest possible audience.

For more information on this publication: Belfer Communications Office
For Academic Citation: Carter, Ashton B., et al.. “Project on National Security Reform - Preliminary Findings.” , July 2008.

The Authors

Ash Carter

Joseph S. Nye, Jr.