Rethinking Leadership and 'Whole of Government' National Security Reform: Problems, Progress, and Prospects   [open pdf - 927KB]

"On June 24, 2009, The Bush School of Government and Public Service and The Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs at Texas A&M University, and the U. S. Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute (SSI), conducted a conference on 'Leadership and Government Reform' in Washington, DC. Two panels discussed Leader Development in Schools of Public Affairs and Leadership, National Security, and 'Whole of Government' Reforms. [...] The panelists and authors have reflected on the nature of external, internal, and transnational threats to U.S. security, and the needs for changes in developing people, organizations, and institutions to more effectively, efficiently, and ethically improve the U.S. Government's capacity to address the need for change. In essence, the authors in this book share the belief of many in the international and public affairs community, such as Brent Scowcroft and Zbigniew Brzezinski, that the world is changing in fundamental ways, and our traditional models for understanding America's role do not appear to be working very well. A new era of reform is needed for this new age, in response to which the panelists, in their detailed remarks and subsequent papers, offer suggestions to reform the United States' national security system to meet 21st century threats, while simultaneously developing the leaders who can implement a serious and broad-scale reform agenda."

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Leadership and Government Reform. Washington, DC. June 24, 2009
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