Continuity of Government Commission

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The Continuity of Government Commission "was launched in the fall of 2002 in order to study and recommend reforms to ensure the continuity of our governmental institutions in the event of a catastrophic attack.

"The commission is an American Enterprise Institute (AEI) and the Brookings Institution project headquartered at AEI. It is funded by the Carnegie, Hewlett, Packard, and MacArthur foundations. President Jimmy Carter is the honorary co-chairman of the commission and Alan Simpson is the chairmen. The commission includes members who have served in government at the highest levels...

"The commission met twice in the fall of 2002 to hear testimony and formulate recommendations. It issued a report in May of 2003 on the continuity of Congress. The second phase of the commission addresses presidential succession and will include discussion of continuity in the Supreme Court." [1]

People [2]

Honorary Co-Chairs


Commission Members

Senior Counselors

Executive Director - John C. Fortier Assistant Director - Christopher Trendler

Resources and articles


  1. About the Commission, Continuity of Government Commission, accessed July 26, 2007.
  2. Commission Members and Staff, Continuity of Government Commission, accessed July 26, 2007.