Charles Stephenson
Senior Advisor

BIOGRAPHY

Charles Stephenson is an expert in technologies and analytics used by law enforcement. Prior to joining CNA Mr. Stephenson was a public safety technologist with the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Communications Center of Excellence where he assisted the public safety community in addressing their technology needs and challenges. Mr. Stephenson has a a Masters of Business Administration in Project Management from Columbia Southern University and Bachelors of Science in Business from the University of Maryland. During his time at the CNA Corporation, he has provided extensive support to criminal justice projects such as Strategies for Policing Innovation (SPI), Body-worn Camera Training and Technical Assistance (BWC TTA), and the National Public Safety Partnership (PSP). His work on SPI, BWC TTA and PSP projects includes providing subject matter expertise, technical and analytical support to the team and grantees. Mr. Stephenson is a retired US Army Signal Corp Officer and has considerable technical expertise in federal government R&D programs, rapid prototyping of new technologies and technology transfer to the private sector. Additionally he has worked on federal projects involving communications interoperability, detection of contraband cell phones in correctional facilities, development of software defined radios and the evaluation of gunshot detection technologies.


RECENT NEWS

January 16, 2020

"Members of the team from the Bureau of Justice Assistance team visiting include leaders in body-worn camera training and technical assistance, including: Dr. James "Chip" Coldren, project director and managing director for justice programs in the safety and security division at public research institution CNA; Charles Stephenson, senior advisor and public safety technologist at CNA; . . . Denise Rodriguez, alternate project manager and senior research scientist at CNA."

Tennessean: "U.S. Department of Justice Task Force to Consult With Nashville Leaders on Body Camera Program Next Week"




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