Meet Peter Swartz, principal research scientist in our Strategic Studies division
Our people are committed to serving the public interest — to doing research that will make a positive impact on the world.
It is not just professionalism and expertise that set our staff apart. They also have a strong commitment to a public service mission, to the quality of their work, and to the clients they serve. Loyalty and relationships link CNA Corporation's staff and, in turn, link staff to clients. Their work is more than a job; it's a career of mission-focused investigation.
Our technical staff includes a rich mix of mathematicians, engineers, physicists, economists, and specialists and scholars in international relations, education, health care and public health, homeland security, community safety, public policy, history, psychology, computer science, and other fields of study.
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Drawing on a large, multi-disciplined staff, CNA Corporation forms teams that are able to view the whole problem, the whole structure, and the whole organization in ways that allow for the integration of complex multi-disciplinary analyses. This also allows for bridging the gaps that often exist between policy makers and operators, between scientists and engineers, and between headquarters and the field.
Trained at the nation's leading academic institutions, nearly all analysts hold advanced degrees—over 70 percent hold Ph.D.'s. Project directors draw on the expertise of staff members from throughout CNA Corporation to build exactly the right team for a given job. Our rich mix of backgrounds, interests, and perspectives provides intellectual stimulation, fosters creativity, and creates a synergy that enables teams to consider all aspects of an issue. We also draw on expertise from other government and private research organizations when needed to further understand our clients' problems. Scientific rigor, an empirical approach, and quantitative techniques are the common threads that unite the disciplines and individuals.