National Defense Strategy Commission
The Commission on the National Defense Strategy (NDS) for the United States examines and makes recommendations with respect to the national defense strategy of the United States. Created in 2017, the Commission consists of twelve members selected by members of the Committee on Armed Services of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Armed Services of the Senate.
The Commission is independent of the Department of Defense, although the Department of Defense provides support to its members. This support includes the full and timely cooperation from the Secretary of Defense and a liaison officer from the Department of Defense.
Established from the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act. The FY2018 NDAA update excerpt.