Jason E. Thomas, Ph.D.
Dr. Jason Thomas is the vice president and director of CNA’s Operational Warfighting Division, and the director of CNA’s Operations Evaluation Group. He has wide-ranging experience in systems analysis and operations research, working on such issues as preparedness assessments, warfighting requirements, operational evaluations, formal IT development, and intelligence fusion.
His most recent work at CNA was as field representative to USAF A2 Field Support Office (FSO), where he developed recommendations to improve U.S. intelligence ability to perform predictive battlespace awareness and assess supporting ISR technologies. In other work over his 14-year career at CNA, Dr. Thomas has conducted research and analysis for the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency; the University of Michigan’s Brehm Center for Type 1 Diabetes; Naval Air Systems Command; Naval Special Warfare Command; Office of the Chief of Naval Operations; Commander Carrier Strike Group Seven; and the Federal Aviation Administration. He has also authored numerous reports for Congress, including legislatively mandated queries and Questions for the Record (QFRs) in response to congressional testimony.
Dr. Thomas earned a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Akron, Akron, OH, and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from UCLA, Los Angeles, CA. He also studied at the John F. Kennedy School of Government "Program for Senior Executives in National and International Security," Executive Education, National and International Security, Harvard, Boston, MA, 2006. In 2005 he received the U.S. Navy Meritorious Public Service Award, and in 2011 received CNA’s Phil E. DePoy Award for Analytical Excellence.