The Power of People (POSTPONED to 25 Jan.)

Due to the tragic events of this past weekend and the resulting change in the congressional schedule, tomorrow's event on "The Power of People: Building an Integrated National Security Professional System for the 21st Century" has been postponed.

The event has been rescheduled for 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 25, at the Reserve Officers Association (1 Constitution Avenue NE). Please RSVP to: events@pnsr.org OR (202) 643-7049. A reminder will follow sometime next week.

Event Title: The Power of People: Building an Integrated National Security Professional System for the 21st Century

The Project on National Security Reform (PNSR) is a nonpartisan organization working to modernize and improve the United States' national security system to better protect the American people against 21st century dangers.

Date: Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Time: Check-in/Registration - 8:00 (breakfast available); Event - 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Location: Reserve Officers Association (ROA) 1 Constitution Avenue, N.E., 4th Floor Washington, DC 20002

Description: PNSR invites you to attend "Building an Integrated National Security Professional System for the 21st Century"

RSVP: events@pnsr.org or call (202) 643-7049

Program

Addressing National Security Professionals in the 112th Congress:

Representative Geoff Davis (R - KY)

Representative John Tierney (D - MA)

Highlights from PNSR's New Report, The Power of People:

Nancy Bearg and Myra Howze Shiplett, Study Directors

Panel on Lessons Learned and Next Steps:

Nancy Bearg - Senior Advisor and Study Director, PNSR (chair)

Pamela Aall - Provost, Academy for International Conflict Management and Peacebuilding, U.S. Institute of Peace

Catherine Dale - Specialist in International Security, Congressional Research Service

William Navas - former Executive Director, National Security Professional Development Integration Office

Vikram Singh - Senior Advisor, Office of the Special Representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan (invited)

In 2007, the U.S. government launched an initiative to develop people with the proper skills, knowledge, and experience for working collaboratively on national security issues that cut across departments and agencies. Representatives Geoff Davis (R-KY) and Ike Skelton (D-MO) introduced legislation in September 2010. In its congressionally mandated study released in December 2010, The Power of People: Building an Integrated National Security Professional System for the 21st Century, PNSR takes a comprehensive look at the government initiative, identifying problems and shortfalls and making recommendations. The study provides a plan to build gradually to a robust Integrated National Security Professional (INSP) system.

You can find the report here. Additional PNSR major reports can be found here.

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