A. Official Designation: This Committee will be officially designated U.S. Commission on National Security/21st Century.
B. Objectives and Scope of Activities: Recognizing that America should advance its position as a strong, secure and persuasive force for freedom and progress in the world, the purpose of the U.S. Commission on National Security /21st Century is to: 1) conduct a comprehensive review of the early 21st Century global security environment, including likely trends and potential "wild cards"; 2) develop a national security strategy appropriate to that environment and the nation's character; and 3) recommend concomitant changes to the national security apparatus as necessary. This review should be advanced in the form of practical recommendations that the President of the United States, with the support of the Congress, could begin to implement in the Fiscal Year 2002 budget, if desired. Two Co-Chairpersons shall oversee the work of the Commission as well as that of a Study Group, in conjunction with the Executive Director.
C. Schedule and Period of Time Required:
(a) Phase one.—The Co-Chairpersons shall submit to the Secretary of Defense a report on Phase One of the Study, not later than September 15, 1999.
(b) Phase two.—The Co-Chairpersons shall submit to the Secretary of a report on Phase Two of the Study, not later than April 15, 2000.
(c) Final report. The Co-Chairpersons shall submit to the Secretary of a final report on its assessments and recommendations, including the institutional road map, not later than February 15, 2001.
D. Official or Sponsoring Proponent: The Under Secretary of Defense (Policy) is the Department of Defense Sponsoring Official for the Board. The U.S. Commission on National Security/21st Century reports directly to the Secretary of Defense. The Secretary of Defense shall appoint a Designated Federal Official who will attend all meetings of the Commission and whenever he or she determines it to be in the public interest, adjourn such meetings. No Commission meetings shall be held in the absence of the Designated Federal Official, or designated substitute when authorized in writing.
E. Support Agency: Administrative and support services requested by the U.S. Commission on National Security/21st Century shall be furnished by DoD components as necessary. These support requirements will be administered by the Director, Administration and Management, in conjunction with other DoD officials, as appropriate.
F. Duties and Responsibilities: The Commission will consist of fifteen to seventeen members who shall provide advice for the Study's comprehensive review of the global security environment and the longterm national security strategy of the United States for the first two decades of the 21st Century. In carrying out the Study, the Commissioners shall advise the Co-Chairpersons on developing specific findings and recommendations in three phases (see Section C), as outlined in the Secretary of Defense's charter establishing the National Security Study, dated 1 July 1998, and as amended
19 January 1999.
G. Estimated Annual Operating Costs and Staff Years: Refer to Section VII of the Secretary of Defense's "National Security Study Charter" for the overall study budget and staffing requirements. The Commissioners portion is estimated at $100,000 and 1 FTE per fiscal year.
I. Number of Meetings: The U.S. Commission on National Security/21st Century shall meet approximately four times per year, but may meet more frequently at the discretion of the Co-Chairpersons.
J. Termination Date: U.S. Commission on National Security/21st Century will terminate not later than 30 days after the submission of its final report or no later than March 15, 2001, whichever is earlier.
K. Filing Date: 1 October 1998
Amended: 18 August 1999