The Menlo Roundtable

Evaluating Progress on the The 9/11 Commission Report (July 2004)

Fall 2019 students in the U.S. Since 2000 class studied the recommendations of the Federal Government’s 9/11 Commission Report of 2005, and then followed up to determine whether progress has been made on the recommendations some 15 years later. In this clever role reversal assignment, students were the ones to give the grades and write the explanatory comments.

The standards students chose to evaluate the Feds on include the following important concerns: Non-Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction, Internal Detention Standards, Terrorist Travel Strategy, Checked Bag and Cargo Screening, Northern Command Planning for Homeland Defense and Risk-Based Homeland Security Spending. Read how students assess the Federal Government on meeting the expectations established firmly on the bipartisan 9/11 Commission’s to-do list.

Photo: Library of Congress, CQ Roll Call Collection