About the Commission
The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, an independent, bipartisan commission created by congressional legislation and the signature of President George W. Bush in late 2002, is chartered to prepare a full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, including preparedness for and the immediate response to the attacks. The Commission is also mandated to provide recommendations designed to guard against future attacks.
- Public Law 107-306 [HTML] [PDF]
- Public Law 108-207, Extension of National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States [PDF]
- Excerpt, Public Law 107-306, Titles I and VI - Establishing the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States [HTML] [PDF]
- Statement by President George W. Bush - November 27, 2002 [HTML]
Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently asked questions about the Commission, our work, and our report.
The Commission periodically held public hearings to offer a public dialogue about the Commission's goals and priorities. The Commission also sought to learn about work already completed and the state of current knowledge, in order to identify the most important issues and questions requiring further investigation.
Commissioners and Personnel
The Commission has released its final report. [more]
The Chair and Vice Chair have released a statement regarding the Commission's closing. [more]
The Commission closed August 21, 2004. [more]
Thomas H. Kean
Lee H. Hamilton
Fred F. Fielding
Jamie S. Gorelick
John F. Lehman
Timothy J. Roemer
James R. Thompson
Philip D. Zelikow
Deputy Executive Director