Implementing the 9/11 Commission Recommendations, Or Not

12.08.06 | 1 min read | Text by Steven Aftergood

In a major new report (pdf) that could serve as an appendix to the Final Report of the 9/11 Commission, the Congressional Research Service performed a detailed assessment of the implementation of the Commission’s recommendations.

“The discussions herein are organized on the basis of policy themes that are at the core of the 9/11 Commission’s recommendations, rather than through a review of each numbered item set out in the Commission’s final report,” the 73 page CRS report says.

“Each section of the report summarizes the pertinent elements of the 9/11 Commission’s recommendation relevant to the section’s policy theme. Then a review is made of responses made by the Congress to implement, in whole or in part, the given recommendation. Where appropriate, notice is taken of Executive branch actions regarding the policy matter.”

A copy of the report was obtained by Secrecy News.

See “9/11 Commission Recommendations: Implementation Status,” December 4, 2006.

Update: See, relatedly, a review of the 9/11 Commission recommendations by Christian Beckner of Homeland Security Watch who examines “what the 110th Congress could potentially do to make progress on each and every one of [them].”