• Nonprofit CNA provides in-depth research and solutions-oriented analyses to help decision makers understand issues, set policies, and manage operations.

  • CNA serves the Navy and Marine Corps as well as federal, state, and local agencies.

  • We analyze problems by getting as close as possible to the people, the data, and the problems themselves, to find clear, reliable answers.

  • Across the U.S. and around the world, CNA analysts engage issues where they occur: in the field.

  • Our analysts pioneered the field of operations research through their work with the Navy during World War II, work that continues today to address 21st century challenges.

What's New at CNA?

  • REL Appalachia In-Person Event – July 29

    REL Appalachia, a program administered by CNA, to host an event on "Principal Leadership for Effective Use of PGES Data"

  • REL Appalachia In-Person Event – July 22-23

    REL Appalachia, a program administered by CNA, to host an event on "Teaching Academic Content and Literacy to English Learners"

  • CNA Session – July 9

    CNA's Institute for Public Research is hosting an executive session on "Policing in the 21st Century: The Changing Role of Police in Our Democratic Society"

  • CNA Conference – June 30

    CNA is hosting an event on "Brazil's National Defense and Regional Security Relations"

  • WEAI Annual Conference – June 28-July 2

    CNA analysts to participate in the Western Economic Association International 90 th Annual Conference

  • REL Appalachia Webinar – June 24

    REL Appalachia, a program administered by CNA, to host a cross-alliance webinar series featuring MNPS Alliance and VMSRA

  • REL Appalachia In-Person Event – June 19

    REL Appalachia, a program administered by CNA, to host an event on "Improving Teaching and Learning through Action Research"

  • Hudson Institute – June 19

    CNA Sr. Fellow Dov Zakheim, Ph.D. to participate in a panel discussion on the future of international nuclear strategy

  • June 18, 2015

    Defense News quotes CNA analyst Nilanthi Samaranayake in "Pakistan Seeks To Energize Naval Modernization"

  • Panel Discussion – June 17

    Vice Admiral Lee Gunn, USN (Ret.), vice chairman of CNA's Military Advisory Board, to speak about "Climate and Energy Security"

  • Subcommittee Hearing – June 17

    CNA analyst Alison Kaufman, Ph.D. to speak at the House Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific hearing, "China's Rise: The Strategic Impact of Its Economic and Military Growth"

  • June 16, 2015

    Foreign Affairs publishes "Time to Negotiate in Afghanistan: How to Talk to the Taliban" coauthored by CNA analyst Carter Malkasian, Ph.D.

  • June 15, 2015

    Nancy Pelosi ,  Minority Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives, mentions CNA's Military Advisory Board in a floor speech on Trade Adjustment Assistance and Trade Promotion Authority (video posted by C-SPAN )

  • June 15, 2015

    Richmond County Daily Journal quotes CNA analyst Carter Malkasian, Ph.D. in "Why We Lost the War on Terror" (also carried by The News & Observer and Elizabeth City Daily Advance)

  • June 15, 2015

    The Philadelphia Declaration cites CNA's Collaborative Reform Initiative: An Assessment of Deadly Force in the Philadelphia Police Department in "Will FOP Contract Hamstring Some Philly Police Reforms?"

  • June 12, 2015

    CNA Resource Analysis releases Interpretation and Implications of Previous Sea Pay Estimates by Gerald Cox, Ph.D.

  • June 12, 2015

    The Diplomat quotes CNA analyst Dmitry Gorenburg, Ph.D. in "How the Ukraine Crisis Interrupts Putin's Naval Dreams"

  • June 12, 2015

    CIMSEC cites CNA analyst Dmitry Gorenburg, Ph.D. in "The Sea Power of the State in the 21st Century"

  • June 12, 2015

    The National Interest quotes CNA analyst Dmitry Gorenburg, Ph.D. in "Russia's Deceptively Weak Military"

  • June 12, 2015

    Department of the Navy's Innovation website links to CNA analyst Dr. Ciro Lopez's War on the Rocks article, "Practicing Innovation in the U.S. Navy"

  • June 11, 2015

    War on the Rocks publishes "Practicing Innovation in the U.S. Navy" by CNA analyst Ciro Lopez, Ph.D.

  • June 10, 2015

    Lawfare publishes "Iran has a Bigger Problem than the West: Its Sunni Neighbors" by CNA analyst Afshon Ostovar, Ph.D.

  • June 10, 2015

    Domestic Preparedness publishes "Promoting Positive Policing Approaches in Communities of Color" by CNA managing director James "Chip" Coldren, Ph.D. and analyst Rachel Mathieu

  • June 10, 2015
  • June 9, 2015

    The Hill publishes "Efficient Heavy-Duty Vehicles Are an American Victory" by Vice Admiral Ann Rondeau, USN (Ret.), CNA Military Advisory Board member

  • June 7, 2015

    Defense News quotes CNA Corp. VP of Strategic Studies Eric Thompson, Ph.D. in "Migrant Interdiction: A Growing Naval Mission"

  • June 5, 2015

    Indian Strategic Studies  posts "The Role of the U.S. Army in Asia, " a War on the Rocks article by CNA Corp. analysts Thomas Bickford, Ph.D. and Albert Willner, Ph.D.

  • June 3, 2015

    War on the Rocks publishes "The Role of the U.S. Army in Asia" by CNA Corp. analysts Thomas Bickford, Ph.D. and Albert Willner, Ph.D.

  • June 2, 2015

    CNA Corp. analyst Dmitry Gorenburg, Ph.D. posts "Moscow Conference on International Security 2015 Part 5: International Cooperation in Combating Terrorism" on his blog, Russian Military Reform

  • May 29, 2015

    Smart Policing Initiative, a collaborative effort between CNA Corp., BJA, and local law enforcement agencies, releases its  May 2015 monthly update

  • May 27, 2015

    CNA's Education division releases the May 2015 edition of its newsletter, Education Update

  • May 26, 2015

    Palgrave Macmillan publishes a book with the chapter, "The Risks of Pragmatism: Brazil's Relations with the United States and the International Security Order, " by CNA Corp. analyst Ralph Espach, Ph.D.

  • May 21, 2015

    CNA's Strategic Studies division releases Russia's "Ambiguous Warfare" and Implications for the U.S. Marine Corps by Mary Ellen Connell and Ryan Evans

  • May 20, 2015

    CNA Corp. analyst Dmitry Gorenburg, Ph.D. posts "Moscow Conference on International Security 2015 Part 4: Russian Views of NATO" on his blog, Russian Military Reform

  • May 20, 2015

    CNA's China Studies division releases The Role of the U.S. Army in Asia by Thomas Bickford, Ph.D., Lisa Hannett, Edward Skolnick, and Albert Willner, Ph.D.

  • May 20, 2015
  • May 20, 2015
  • May 19, 2015

    American Foreign Policy Interests publishes "The South China Sea: Assessing U.S. Policy" by CNA Corp. Sr. Fellow RADM Michael McDevitt, USN (Ret.)

  • May 15, 2015

    Employee Spotlight: Meet Carey Carter, senior user computing administrator in our Chief Information Office

  • May 12, 2015

    CNA's Safety and Security division releases CNA Out Front: Engaging Communities of Color in Positive Policing