About Us

CNA is a nonprofit research organization that operates the Center for Naval Analyses and the Institute for Public Research.

CNA's objective, empirical research and analysis helps decision makers develop sound policies, make better-informed decisions, and manage programs more effectively. We take a multi-disciplinary, field-based "real world" approach to our work and provide public-sector organizations with the tools they need to tackle the complex challenges of making government more efficient and keeping our country safe and strong.

CNA pioneered the field of operations research and analysis more than 70 years ago and, today, applies its efforts to a broad range of national security, defense, and public interest issues including education, homeland security, and air traffic management.

Who We Are

At CNA, we analyze and solve problems by getting as close as possible to the people, the data – and the problems themselves – in order to find the clear, credible answers government leaders need to choose the best course of action.

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CNA's leadership team is comprised of men and women drawn from the fields of business, government, public service, and the military. Their decades of experience, and records of accomplishment, lend substantive experience to our work.

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We take a systematic, evidence-based approach to problem solving. We define the problem, collect data through observation and experiment, and formulate and test hypotheses, to deliver impartial answers grounded in a thorough understanding of the issues.

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Note to reporters and editors: CNA is not an acronym and is correctly referenced as "CNA, a nonprofit research and analysis organization located in Arlington, VA."

Contact CNA

3003 Washington Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22201 USA
DSN: 425.6699

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