Like all of you, we have been reflecting on what we can do in the wake of the senseless killing of George Floyd. We know that the nation we all served together has long been flawed—with underlying systemic racism, increasing inequality, and chronic mistreatment of Black Americans and others of color. We as a nation can and must be better. We will not only respond as a firm to reinforce our commitment to diversity within our ranks and explore ways to lift up diverse voices in the national security community and beyond, but we will also contribute to organizations working to advance diversity and equality. We will continue to listen to all of you—your ideas are not only welcome, but also needed and appreciated.

-Michèle, Tony, Nitin, and Sergio