BPC held the first in a series of events leading up to the July 2014 event to commemorate 10 years since the release of the 9/11 Commission report. We evaluated the state of intelligence reforms since the 2004 Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act, determining if in the post-Snowden era, our intelligence capabilities are where they need to be to meet the threat facing our nation.
The 9/11 Commission represents a unique and important institution in recent American political culture, inspiring dramatic reforms in the federal government’s intelligence and homeland security institutions and recommendation changes in the interaction among federal agencies and between federal, state and local officials.
To memorialize the tenth anniversary of the release of the 9/11 Commission’s report, former Chairman and Vice Chairman, Governor Tom Kean and Congressman Lee Hamilton, and Commission members plan to reflect on what made the 9/11 Commission successful, review the nation’s progress in implementing these recommendations and discuss how the Commission helped move the country forward.
Former Majority Staff Director, U.S. House of Representatives Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
Author, Blinking Red: Crisis and Compromise in American Intelligence after 9/11
Senior Counselor to the Chief Executive Officer, Palantir Technologies
Former Director, National Counterterrorism Center
Member, BPC Homeland Security Project Task Force
White Burkett Miller Professor of History, University of Virginia
Former Executive Director, 9/11 Commission
Former Counselor at U.S. State Department to Secretary Rice
Reporter, The Wall Street Journal