75 years of service to our nation

Centers and Divisions

CNA's Center for Naval Analyses

Advanced Technology and Systems Analysis

Helping decision makers get the best possible returns from their technology and systems investments.

Center for Strategic Studies

Identifying "the issue after next" in the research and analysis of a wide range of strategic, regional, and policy issues.

China Studies

Providing in-depth analyses of China's emerging role in the international order, important issues in U.S.-China relations, and critical developments within China itself.

Marine Corps Program

Expert analysis of issues of critical concern to the Marine Corps leadership, including manpower and training, operations, logistics, aviation, Naval integration, and programs and resources.

Operations Evaluation Group

Conducting ongoing Washington-based and field-based research focused on the operational challenges facing the military and other government agencies.

Resource Analysis

Providing analytical services to help develop, evaluate, and implement policies, practices, and programs that make people, budgets, and assets more effective and efficient.

Special Operations Program

Bringing CNA's "full spectrum" research and analysis capabilities to bear on the most complex and challenging issues facing special operations forces today and in the future.

CNA's Institute for Public Research


Lending critical decision-making support to policymakers, educators, and stakeholders through research and analysis, program evaluation, and technical assistance.

Energy, Water and Climate

Providing integrated analysis of energy, water, and climate linkages.

Enterprise Systems and Data Analysis

We analyze the entirety of a client's systems—their people, processes, data, and technology—to identify a solution for improved operations.

Safety and Security

Safety and Security is a national leader in supporting homeland security, public safety, and emergency operations at all levels of government.

CNA Military Advisory Board

Military Advisory Board

Our Military Advisory Board is an elite group of retired three- and four-star flag and general officers from the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps that studies pressing issues of the day to assess their impact on America's national security.