Center for Security Policy


“To promote world peace through American strength.”


"Through the years, the Center for Security Policy has helped ensure a vigorous national security debate and, in so doing, has strengthened our national security, with energy, persistence and patriotism."

- Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld

4 March 2001


The Center for Security Policy has, since its founding in 1988, operated as a non-profit, non-partisan organization committed to the time-tested philosophy of promoting international peace through American strength. It accomplishes this goal by stimulating and informing national and international policy debates, in particular, those involving regional, defense, economic, financial and technology developments that bear upon the security of the United States.


The Center specializes in the rapid preparation and real-time dissemination of information, analyses and policy recommendations via e-mail distribution; computerized fax; its exciting, redesigned Web site; published articles; and the electronic media. The principal audience for such materials is the U.S. security policy-making community (the executive and legislative branches, the armed forces and appropriate independent agencies), corresponding organizations in key foreign governments, the press (domestic and international), the global business and financial community and interested individuals in the public at large.


Or looking at it another way:


The biggest beneficiary of Ballistic Missile Defense among think tank’s is Frank Gaffney’s Center for Security Policy, which has received over $2 million in corporate donations since its founding in 1988, mostly from major Star Wars contractors like Lockheed Martin and Boeing.


Gaffney’s board is a virtual "Star Wars Hall of Fame," with members such as long-time Star Wars booster and weapons scientist Edward Teller; former Reagan science advisor George Keyworth; Charles Kupperman, Vice President for Washington operations of Lockheed Martin’s Space and Strategic Missiles sector (one of five Lockheed Martin executives on the Center’s board); William Bennett, free-lance moralist and co-director (with Jack Kemp) of the conservative organization Empower America; Christopher Cox, Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives; Edward Feulner, President, Heritage Foundation; John David Hoppe, chief of staff for Sen. Trent Lott (R-MS); Jon Kyl, Republican Senator from Arizona; James Roche, Corporate VP and General Manager of the Northrop Grumman Corporation; Curt Weldon (R-PA), chairman, Military Research and Development Committee, U.S. House of Representatives; and Pete Wilson former governor of California and potential Republican presidential candidate in the year 2000. This impressive web of connections in government, industry, and with other conservative think tanks makes Gaffney’s Center the nerve center of the Star Wars lobby.



President & CEO


Frank J. Gaffney, Jr.



Frank Gaffney is the founder and president of the Center for Security Policy in Washington, D.C. The Center is a not-for-profit, non-partisan educational corporation established in 1988. Under Mr. Gaffney's leadership, the Center has been nationally and internationally recognized as a resource for timely, informed and penetrating analyses of foreign and defense policy matters.


Mr. Gaffney also contributes actively to these debates in his capacity as a columnist for the Washington Times and as a monthly contributor to Defense News and Investor's Business Daily. He is a contributing editor to National Review Online and a columnist for American Spectator Online, and He is a featured weekly contributor to Hugh Hewitt's nationally syndicated radio program and appears frequently on national and international television and radio programs. In addition, his op.ed. articles have appeared, among other places, in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The New Republic,The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor, The Los Angeles Times, and Newsday.


In April 1987, Mr. Gaffney was nominated by President Reagan to become the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy, the senior position in the Defense Department with responsibility for policies involving nuclear forces, arms control and U.S.-European defense relations. He acted in that capacity for seven months during which time, he was the Chairman of the prestigious High Level Group, NATO's senior politico-military committee. He also represented the Secretary of Defense in key U.S.-Soviet negotiations and ministerial meetings.


From August 1983 until November 1987, Mr. Gaffney was the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear Forces and Arms Control Policy under Assistant Secretary Richard Perle. From February 1981 to August 1983, Mr. Gaffney was a Professional Staff Member on the Senate Armed Services Committee, chaired by Senator John Tower (R- Texas). In the latter 1970's, Mr. Gaffney served as an aide to the late Senator Henry M. "Scoop" Jackson (D-Washington) in the areas of defense and foreign policy.


Mr. Gaffney holds a Master of Arts degree in International Studies from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service.


Mr. Gaffney was born in 1953 and resides in the Washington area.



Chairman, Center Board of Directors


James T. deGraffenreid



Jim deGraffenreid, Chairman of the Center's Board of Directors, is a successful CEO and business builder who has been instrumental in the growth of several significant companies. He is currently an equity partner in First Service Networks, Inc. where he serves as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President. First Service Networks is the nation's leading supplier of site maintenance and repair services for the Retailing Industry, and a rapidly expanding player in non-retail commercial markets as well.


Mr. deGraffenreid's early career was spent marketing consumer products and operating systems to nationwide retailers, holding both product management and sales management positions. He next entered the media/ communications field after being recruited by Lebhar-Friedman Corporation, the leading information supplier to the Retailing and Consumer Products Industries. Mr. deGraffenreid ultimately rose to the position of Chief Operating Officer at Lebhar- Friedman, presiding over a doubling of the size of the company.


Mr. deGraffenreid continued his career in the media/ communications world as a President at Phillips Publishing International, a key information supplier to the Defense, Aviation, Telecommunication and Energy Industries. During his tenure he contributed to the company's growth from $65 million to over $325 million in revenue. As part of his responsibilities at Phillips, Mr. deGraffenreid also lead the acquisition of Hart Publications, and as its CEO more than quadrupled the size of the company.


Following the decision to sell Phillips Publishing International, Mr. deGraffenreid joined First Service Networks (formerly Sure Air Corp.) where he had previously served on the Board of Directors. He has lead the company in the development of a totally new and unique Internet based technologic operating model and in January of 2001, successfully raised $35 million for support of future growth.


Mr. deGraffenreid lives with his wife and two daughters outside of Annapolis, MD, where he is an active member of Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church, and has for a number of years been a participant in the Plebe Sponsor Program at the U.S. Naval Academy. He has been an enthusiastic supporter of The Institute of World Politics, The Young Marines Program and The Navy League. He is a long time student of military history and affairs.


Mr. deGraffenreid is a graduate of Loyola University in Chicago with a degree in Business Administration.






Hon. Margo D. B. Carlisle


Former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Legislative Affairs, and former Chief of Staff to Senator Thad Cochran


Philidelphia Society: President 1995-1996


Center for National Policy (CNP):  1984, 1988, states former Executive Director of CNP




Dr. Charles M. Kupperman


Dr. Kupperman is the Vice President of Washington Operations for Lockheed Space and Missile Sector, and is former Executive Director of Empower America. He is the Former Special Assistant to the President and Assistant Chief of Staff for White House Administration.




Dominic J. Monetta


Since August 1993, Mr. Monetta has been the President of Resource  Alternatives, Inc., a corporate development firm concentrating on solving management and technological problems facing chief executive officers and their senior executives. From December 1991 to May 1993, Mr. Monetta served as the Director of Defense Research and Engineering for Research and Advanced Technology for the United States Department of Defense. From June 1989 to December 1991, Mr. Monetta served as the Director of the Office of New Production Reactors of the United States Department of Energy. He is also a director of Hudson Technologies (since 1996).


Dr. Monetta is a Director of The PAM Institute, Washington, DC, and the President of Resource Alternatives, Inc., Washington, DC, a corporate development firm concentrating on solving complex problems facing chief executives. He has held numerous leadership positions in both the public and private sector. He serves as partner or board member in two other quality management organizations.


National Association of Capital Directors (NACD) Greater Chapter Area:

Advisory Board


Virginia Campus

Advisory Board




Hon. Roger W. Robinson, Jr.


Member: US-China Security Review Commission


Roger W. Robinson, Jr. is President and CEO of Conflict Securities Advisory Group, Inc., a Washington D.C.-based company that offers research  and advisory services in the field of global security risk management. He is also President of RWR Inc., a consulting firm established in 1985 which provides strategic planning services and real-time analyses of breaking geopolitical developments that could potentially impact on international debt, equity and currency markets.


Prior to forming these firms, Mr. Robinson was Senior Director of International Economic Affairs at the National Security Council. He worked at the White House from March 1982 until September 1985. Between January 1984 and April 1985, Mr. Robinson also served as Executive Secretary of the Senior Interdepartmental Group-International Economic Policy, a Cabinet-level body which reported through the NSC to the President. As Senior Director, Mr. Robinson had responsibility for all economic, financial, trade and energy relationships of the United States worldwide for NSC.


Prior to joining the NSC staff, Mr. Robinson was Vice President in the International Department of the Chase Manhattan Bank in New York City. As a banker, he had responsibilities for Chase's loan portfolio in the USSR, Eastern and Central Europe and Yugoslavia for five years. He also served for some two and a half years as a staff assistant to former Chase Chairman David Rockefeller and earlier on assignment with the Chase branch in Tokyo.


Mr. Robinson has published extensively on the security-related risk in the global capital markets and East-West economic and financial relations. He has served as an expert witness on numerous occasions before both Senate and House Committees. In addition, he is a frequent radio commentator and has made numerous broadcast appearances.


Mr. Robinson holds a B.A. from Duke University and an M.A. in international affairs from the George Washington University. He has also served as a member of the Board of Visitors at the Sanford Institute of Public Policy at Duke University. Mr. Robinson is also Chairman of the William J. Casey Institute of the Center for Security Policy and is currently Chairman of the Board of the Prague Security Studies Institute in the Czech Republic. 




David P. Steinmann


Mr. Steinmann is Chief of Staff and Management Executive for the William Rosenwald Family Organization which is located in New York City. That organization oversees the business and financial interests of the Rosenwald Family. He has been with the Rosenwald Organization for twenty -five years.


Mr. Steinmann is also Chief of Staff, Managing Director and Treasurer of American Securities, L.P., a merchant and investment banking firm in New York City. Additionally, he serves as a director of Ametek, Inc., a New York Stock Exchange listed diversified manufacturing company.


Previously, Mr. Steinmann was a founding partner of the law firm of Ferziger, Wohl, Finkelstein and Steinmann with a broad corporate and commercial practice including financial institutions. Prior to that, Mr. Steinmann was with the law firm of Christy, Frey and Christy, located at Rockefeller Center in New York City.


From 1967 to 1970, Mr. Steinmann was an Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York and Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division of that office. He is admitted to practice in both Washington, D.C. and New York as well as before the highest courts in each of those jurisdictions and the Supreme Court of the United States.


Mr. Steinmann is associated with numerous professional and charitable organizations including having served as: President of the Board of Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School in New York City; Vice President and Treasurer of the Academy of Political Science; President and Chief Executive Officer of the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA) and currently as Chairman of JINSA's Board of Advisors; Chairman of the New York Board of Governors of the Middle East Quarterly and Treasurer of the Middle East Forum; a member of the Boards of the Center for Security Policy, the America-Israel Friendship League and the Golan Fund; a member of the Executive Board of the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA); President of American Friends of Qatzrin; Executive Board member, Director and Secretary/ Treasurer of the Donor's Forum on International Affairs; a member of the Advisory Boards of the Center for Jewish Studies at Queens College, the Middle East Intelligence Bulletin and Insight Turkey International.


Mr. Steinmann holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with Honors from New York University College of Arts and Sciences, 1962; an LLB from Columbia University Law School, 1965; and an LLM from Georgetown University Graduate Law Center, 1966 where Mr. Steinmann was an E. Barrett Prettyman Fellow in Trial Advocacy.


America-Israel Friendship League: Director


One Jerusalem: Founding Member


Queens College – Center for Jewish Studies: Advisory Board





National Security Advisory Council



The Center's National Security Advisory Council (NSAC) was originally known as the CSP Board of Advisors. While the name has been changed, the organization's function has not: The NSAC serves as a key instrument for the networking, information sharing, paper production and recommendation dissemination that has been the Center for Security Policy raison d'etre. Under the honorary chairmanship of President Reagan's National Security Advisor, Judge William P. Clark, the NSAC has also afforded an invaluable sense of community for exemplary members of the security policy community during a protracted period when their robust views and proven judgment ran counter to successive administrations' party lines. The Center is delighted that so many members of its Council are now on leave for government service and look forward to working every bit as closely with them in their new capacities.




Mark Albrecht

former Executive Secretary of the White House National Space Council.


Morris Amitay

former Foreign Service Officer and legislative assistant in the House of Representatives.


William Ball

former Secretary of the Navy.


Kathleen Bailey

former Assistant Director of the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency.


Robert Barker

former Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Atomic Energy.


William Bennett

former Secretary of Education.


J. Stephen Britt

former Deputy General Counsel for Defense Programs at the Department of Energy.


Charles Brooks

former legislative assistant to Senator Arlen Specter.


Beverly Byron

former Member of the U.S. House of Representatives.


Margo D. B. Carlisle

former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Legislative Affairs.


Henry Cooper

former Director of the Strategic Defense Initiative.


Christopher Cox

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives.


Devon Gaffney Cross

President, Donor's Forum on International Affairs.


Brian Dailey

former Executive Director of the National Space Council.


Midge Decter

former Executive Director, Committee for the Free World.


Diana Denman

former Co-Chair, U.S. Peace Corps Advisory Council.


Stanley Ebner

former Senior Vice President of Washington Operations for the Boeing Company.


Andrew Ellis

former Staff Director, House Armed Services Committee.


Charles Fairbanks

former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State.


Edwin Feulner, Jr.

President of the Heritage Foundation.


Rand Fishbein

former Legislative Assistant to Senator Daniel Inouye.


Frank Gaffney, Jr.

former Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy.


Paul Goble

former Special Assistant for Soviet Nationalities at the State Department's Bureau of Intelligence and Research.


Daniel Gouré

former Director of the Office of Competitiveness in the Office of the Secretary of Defense.


Douglas Graham

former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense.


Margaret Graham

Consultant at the Washington Institute.


William Graham

former Science Advisor to the President.


Dorothy (Deecy) Gray

President of D.C. Stephens, Ltd.


E.C. Grayson

former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy.


James Hackett

former Acting Director of the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency.


Charles Hamilton

former Executive Assistant on Strategic Trade within the Office of the Secretary of Defense.


Amoretta Hoeber

former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Development.


John David Hoppe

former Vice President for Government Relations at the Heritage Foundation.


Charles Horner

former Associate Director of the United States Information Agency.


Vice Adm.William Houser, USN (Ret.)

former Vice Chief of Naval Operations for Aviation.


Tim Hutchinson

Member of the U.S. Senate.


Kay Bailey Hutchinson

Member of the U.S. Senate.


Henry Hyde

Chairman of the International Relations Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives.


Fred Iklé

former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy and Director of the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency.


James M. Inhofe

Member of the U.S. Senate.


Bruce Jackson

formerly at the Office of Secretary of Defense.


Jamie Jameson

President of Jameson Associates.


Clark Judge

former Speechwriter and Special Assistant to President Ronald Reagan.


Phyllis Kaminsky

former Press Officerfor the White House National Security Council.


Garry Kasparov

World Chess Champion and President of Kasparov Consultancy.


Alan Keyes

former Ambassador to the United Nations Economic and Social Council.


George Keyworth

former Science Advisor to President Ronald Reagan.


Jeane Kirkpatrick

former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations.


Sven Kraemer

former Senior Director of Arms Control Policy, National Security Council.


Charles Kupperman

former Executive Director of the General Advisory Committee on Arms Control.


Jon Kyl

Member of the U.S. Senate.


Christopher Lay

former Special Assistant to the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy.


John Lehman

former Secretary of the Navy.


John Lenczowski

former Director of European and Soviet Affairs at the National Security Council.


Charles M. Lichenstein

former alternate U.S. Representative to the United Nations and Deputy U.S. Representative to the United Nations Security Council.


Robert Livingston

former Speaker-designate of the U.S. House of Representatives.


James Longley

former Member of the U.S. House of Representatives.


Carnes Lord

former Assistant to the Vice President for National Security Affairs.


Jennifer Macdonald

former Minority Staff Director of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on International Economic Policy and Trade.


Warren Marik

former Case Officer, Central Intelligence Agency.


Taffy Gould McCallum

writer and consultant.


Tidal McCoy

former Assistant Secretary of the Air Force.


James McCrery

former Defense Intelligence Officer for Strategic Programs.


Adm. Kinnaird McKee

USN (Ret.), former Director of Navy Nuclear Propulsion.


Bruce Merrifield

former Under Secretary of Commerce for Economic Affairs.


Philip Merrill

former Assistant Secretary-General of NATO.


J.William Middendorf

former Secretary of the Navy.


Lt. Gen.Thomas Miller, USMC (Ret.)

former Deputy Chief of Staff for Aviation, U.S. Marine Corps.


Dominic Monetta

former Assistant Secretary of Energy responsible for the New Production Reactor program.


Thomas Moore

former Staff Member on the Senate Armed Services Committee.


Laurie Mylroie

former Associate Professor at the U.S. Naval War College.


Robert Patron

Chairman of Business Ventures International.


Keith Payne

President of the National Institute for Public Policy.


Richard Perle

former Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy.


Michael Pillsbury

former Assistant Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Planning.


Gen. John Piotrowski, USAF (Ret.)

former Commander in Chief of the United States Space Command.


Roger Robinson, Jr.

former Senior Director of International Economic Affairs at the National Security Council.


Lt. Gen. Edward Rowny

USA (Ret.), former Advisor to the President and Secretary of State for Arms Control.


Albert Santoli

Author and Legislative Assistant to Representative Rohrabacher.


William Schneider, Jr.

former Under Secretary of State for Security Assistance, Science and Technology.


Gen. Bernard Schriever, USAF (Ret.)

former Commander of the U.S. Air Force Systems Command.


John Shadegg

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives.


James Gregory Sherr

Lecturer in International Relations at Lincoln College.


Bob Smith

Member of the U.S. Senate.


Carl Smith

former Staff Director, Senate Armed Services Committee.


Owen T. Smith

Visiting Fellow in Economic Policy at the Heritage Foundation.


Jose Sorzano

former Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs.


Howard Teicher

former Senior Director of Political-Military Affairs at the National Security Council.


Edward Teller

former Senior Strategic Defense Advisor to the White House.


William R. Van Cleave

Department Head of Defense & Strategic Studies at Southwest Missouri State University.


Troy Wade

former Assistant Secretary of Energy for Defense Programs.


Arthur Waldron

former Professor of Strategy and Policy, U.S. Naval War College.


Malcolm Wallop

former U.S. Senator from Wyoming.


James Webb

former Secretary of the Navy.


Curt Weldon

Chairman, Military Readiness Subcommittee, U.S. House of Representatives.


Faith Whittlesey

former U.S. Ambassador to Switzerland.


Pete Wilson

former Governor of the State of California.


Deborah Wince-Smith

former Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Technology Policy.


Curtin Winsor, Jr.

former U.S. Ambassador to Costa Rica.