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Dedicated to the Safety and Security of the Nation

One Mission, One Approach

CNA is an independent, nonprofit research and analysis organization dedicated to the safety and security of the nation. For 80 years, our scientific rigor and real-world approach to data have been indispensable to leaders facing complex problems.

The Center for Naval Analyses informs the decisions of Navy, Marine Corps and DOD leaders as the Department of the Navy’s federally funded research and development center, or FFRDC. CNA’s unique Field Program embeds scientists in commands around the world. Our analytical expertise ranges from great power competition to fighter pilot tactics.

The Institute for Public Research helps federal, state and local leaders address their most difficult challenges, from eliminating racial bias in policing to recovering from hurricanes. Our analysts have expertise in justice, public health, emergency response and other critical fields. The FAA, FEMA, DHS and DOJ have worked with CNA for decades.

Nuclear Research

CNA analysts have decades of experience working on the world’s most challenging and pressing nuclear weapons policy and strategy issues. Our most recent report, Working with the Adversary: Great Power Cooperation and Nuclear Risk Management, provides practical guidance on when great power cooperation might work and how to increase the odds of success.