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The 41 Grades of the Failing Report Card on 9/11 Commission Recommends

Final Commission Report Details Deficiencies

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Updated August 13, 2006
On December 5, 2005, the bipartisan 9/11 Commission issued its final report, accompanied by a summarized report card, on the status of implementation by the Bush Administration and Congress of its 41 basic recommendations to deter another catastrophic attack on the US homeland.

This article presents that "Final Report Card on 9/11 Commission Recommendations" issued by the 9/11 Commission.
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Homeland Security and Emergency Response

-- Radio Spectrum for first responders -- F (C+ if pending legislation passes)

-- Incident Command System -- C

-- Risk-based allocation of homeland security funds -- F (A if pending legislation passes)

-- Critical infrastructure assessment -- D

-- Private sector preparedness -- C

-- National Strategy for Transportation Security -- C-

-- Airline passenger pre-screening -- F

-- Airline passenger explosive screening -- C

-- Checked bag and cargo screening -- D

-- Terrorist travel strategy -- I

-- Comprehensive screening system -- C

-- Biometric entry-exit screening system -- B

-- International collaboration on borders and document security -- [ B

-- Standardize secure identifications -- B-

Intelligence and Congressional Reform

-- Director of National Intelligence -- B

-- National Counterterrorism Center -- B

-- FBI national security workforce -- C

-- New missions for CIA Director -- I

-- Incentives for information sharing -- D

-- Government-wide information sharing -- D

-- Northern Command planning for homeland defense -- B-

-- Full debate on PATRIOT ACT -- B

-- Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Boards -- D

-- Guidelines for government-sharing of personal information -- D

-- Intelligence oversight reform -- D

-- Homeland Security Committees -- B

-- Unclassified top-line intelligence budget -- F

-- Security clearance reform -- B

Foreign Policy and Nonproliferation

-- Maximum effort to prevent terrorists from acquiring WMD -- D

-- Afghanistan -- B

-- Pakistan -- C+

-- Saudi Arabia -- D

-- Terrorist sanctuaries -- B

-- Coalition strategy against Islamist terrorism -- C

-- Coalition detention standards -- F

-- Economic policies -- B+

-- Terrorist financing -- A-

-- Clear US message abroad -- C

-- International broadcasting -- B

-- Scholarship, exchange, and library programs -- D

-- Secular education in Muslin countries -- D

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