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Project on National Security Reform

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Works: 19 works in 30 publications in 1 language and 1,071 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  History  Conference proceedings 
Classifications: UA23, 355.033073
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Project on National Security Reform case studies ( )
in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On November 26, 2008 the Project on National Security Reform submitted its 2-year study of the national security system, Forging a new shield, to the President, President-elect, and Congress. The study found that the national security system was at risk of failure and needed serious reform. Before the Project finalized the report's recommendations, its Vision Working Group tested the findings against a diverse set of scenarios to determine if the recommendations were robust and effective. This testing revealed that each of the five major findings improved the performance of the current national security system. [Volume 1] documents the scenario-testing process used by the Vision Working Group. It includes the actual pre-reform and post-reform scenarios and details many other scenario techniques used in the overall study. The studies featured in Volume 2 span from the Eisenhower administration to the present day, offering diverse lessons and covering a range of issues from public diplomacy, to nonproliferation, to biodefense, to peacekeeping and alliance management, among others
Forging a new shield by Project on National Security Reform ( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The legacy structures and processes of a national security system that is now more than 60 years old no longer help American leaders to formulate coherent national strategy. 1. The system is grossly imbalanced. It supports strong departmental capabilities at the expense of integrating mechanisms. 2. Resources allocated to departments and agencies are shaped by their narrowly defined core mandates rather than broader national missions. 3. The need for presidential integration to compensate for the systemic inability to adequately integrate or resource missions overly centralizes issue management and overburdens the White House. 4. A burdened White House cannot manage the national security system as a whole to be agile and collaborative at any time, but it is particularly vulnerable to breakdown during the protracted transition periods between administrations. 5. Congress provides resources and conducts oversight in ways that reinforce the first four problems and make improving performance extremely difficult. Taken together, the basic deficiency of the current national security system is that parochial departmental and agency interests, reinforced by Congress, paralyze interagency cooperation even as the variety, speed, and complexity of emerging security issues prevent the White House from effectively controlling the system. The White House bottleneck, in particular, prevents the system from reliably marshaling the needed but disparate skills and expertise from wherever they may be found in government, and from providing the resources to match the skills. That bottleneck, in short, makes it all but impossible to bring human and material assets together into a coherent operational ensemble. Moreover, because an excessively hierarchical national security system does not know what it knows as a whole, it also cannot achieve the necessary unity of effort and command to exploit opportunities
Project on National Security Reform case studies volume I ( )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The case studies featured in this first volume analyze a diverse range of policy areas, from an evaluation of U.S. efforts to plan for the post-World War II occupation of Japan to a first-hand account of program management from the first National Counterintelligence Executive. The volume includes examinations of the U.S. government's response to a natural disaster -- the 1964 Alaska earthquake -- and a series of manmade disasters -- from the poorly resourced operation in Somalia to the inadequately planned occupation of Iraq to the muddle through approach that governed policy making and execution during the Balkan wars"--P. ii
The National Security Council : a legal history of the President's most powerful advisers by Cody M Brown ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This work sets forth, for the first time, a legal history of the National Security Council (NSC). In literal terms, the "NSC" is the official membership of the National Security Council. In common parlance, however, and for brevity's sake, the term "NSC" commonly refers not merely to official membership, but to the NSC system--including membership, functions, substructures, processes, and staff. While the author has sought to embed the legal history of the NSC in a broader historical context, this work should not be viewed as a general history of the NSC."--Preface
Toward integrating complex national missions lessons from the National Counterterrorism Center's Directorate of Strategic Operational Planning ( )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A new report from the Project on National Security Reform (PNSR) provides an independent, comprehensive, fresh critique of the National Counterterrorism Center's (NCTC) mission to integrate whole-of-government counterterrorism capabilities. The report, prepared with the cooperation of NCTC and other agencies, examines the Center's Directorate of Strategic Operational Planning (DSOP). Going beyond the current discussion on information and intelligence sharing, the report identifies long-standing systemic impediments in the counterterrorism community and recommends practical reforms."--Publisher description
Project on National Security Reform preliminary findings ( )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The power of people : building an integrated national security professional system for the 21st century ( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Turning ideas into action ( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reform will not come easy. Despite universal awaremess that the world has undergone profound change and growing consensus that our system for dealing with it has not kept pace, a modern national security system will not emerge of its own accord. it will take leadership and determined action by the White House and Congress. It will take a concerted and sustained push. Most importantly, it will take foresight and a holistic view of the system and its fundamental purpose in the 21st century
Ensuring security in an unpredictable world : the urgent need for national security reform : preliminary findings, July 2008 ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Final report, November 2011 ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Recalibrating the system : toward efficient and effective resourcing of national preparedness by Project on National Security Reform ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The Project on National Security Reform : working to ensure America's future security ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
America's first quarter millennium envisioning a transformed national security system in 2026 ( )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Center for the Study of the Presidency. Project on National Security Reform
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