The Power of People: Building an Integrated National Security Professional System
In 2007, the U.S. government launched an initiative to develop people with the proper skills, knowledge, and experience necessary for working collaboratively on national security issues that cut across departments and agencies. In September of 2010, Representatives Geoff Davis (R-KY) and Ike Skelton (D-MO) introduced legislation intended to achieve this goal. Since the introduction of this legislation, The Project on National Security Reform (PNSR) was asked to conduct an independent study assessing the career development and management of interagency national security professionals. In this congressionally mandated study released 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 gradually build a robust Integrated National Security Professional (INSP) system. On 25 January, The Defense Education Forum of the Reserve Officers Association (ROA) and The Project on National Security Reform (PNSR) hosted a forum highlighting the report's findings along with insights from the legislative branch and the national security community.
Report: The Power of People: Building an Integrated National Security Professional System
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