News Releases

  • November 14, 2019

    The city of Charleston, South Carolina, today released the Racial Bias Audit of the Charleston, South Carolina, Police Department. Final Report. Read more.

  • November 13, 2019

    For Immediate Release November 13, 2019 CNA RESEARCHERS ACCEPT NATIONAL AWARD FOR BODY-WORN CAMERA WORK (Arlington, VA) – The American Society of Criminology today honored two CNA researchers for their exemplary work on body-worn camera (BWC) research. James "Chip" Coldren and Denise Rodriguez received the Outstanding Experimental Field Trial Award during the 75th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology in San Francisco, CA. Coldren and Rodriguez were part of a team that worked on "The Effects of Body-Worn Cameras on Police Activity and Police-Citizen Encounters: A Randomized Controlled Trial." The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department launched its pilot test of body-worn cameras on the recommendation of an in-depth assessment CNA conducted for the department regarding use of deadly force policies and practices. CNA then partnered with criminal justice experts Anthony Braga and Bill Sousa to assist the department with an evaluation of the camera implementation, funded by the National Institute of Justice. The group found that officers equipped with body-worn cameras generated fewer complaints and use of force reports relative to officers without cameras. Camera-using officers also made more arrests and issued more citations than their counterparts without body-worn cameras. "It is a great honor to receive this award and for CNA to be recognized for the body-worn camera work it has supported through the years," said Rodriguez. "This research is far reaching. For example, the Las Vegas trial raised the possibility that body-worn cameras on officers may improve community perceptions of police, as use-of-force complaints decrease. CNA looks forward to continuing its research on this very important topic." For more information about CNA's body-worn camera research, click here. For media inquiries, contact Liza Cordeiro at or 202-650-4456. James R. "Chip" Coldren, the director of CNA's Center of Justice Research and Innovation, is a justice research expert with over 35 years of research experience in justice system effectiveness, police evaluation, crime prevention, corrections, juvenile justice and restorative justice. Denise Rodriguez, a research scientist at CNA's Center of Justice Research and Innovation, is a leading expert on law enforcement, the criminal justice system, and community policing. She has developed extensive experience in police policies and procedures, protocol development and assessment.

  • May 24, 2019

    A just-released report by CNA, SPI: Reflections on 10 Years of Innovation, is an in-depth look at the strategies and innovations police departments across the United States have put into place to reduce crime in rural and urban communities. Read more.

  • April 1, 2019

    In a new report, CNA's Vince Manzo analyzes the future of nuclear arms control without a treaty. As of today, there is just one nuclear arms control treaty in place between the U.S. and Russia – New START – and it is uncertain if President Trump or Vladimir Putin are willing to extend or renew the current treaty, set to expire in 2021. Read more.

  • March 27, 2019

    CNA President and CEO Katherine McGrady today announced that Leigh Warner is joining CNA's Board of Trustees. Read more.

  • March 5, 2019

    CNA's Institute for Public Research today announced it will serve as a member of the team selected as the Monitor of the Consent Decree which was recently enacted to oversee reforms at the Chicago Police Department. Read more.

  • June 19, 2018

    CNA today announced that it has completed the appointment of a Space Advisory Council of national experts with institutional knowledge of space programs, operations and policy to advise the CNA research team working with the Department of Defense (DOD) to develop a plan to create a Military Department of Space. Read more.

  • May 15, 2018

    On May 15, CNA and the Center for International Maritime Security (CIMSEC) will host the fourth annual CIMSEC Forum for Authors and Readers (CFAR). Read more.

  • May 7, 2018

    CNA launches ISAAC, a new predictive tool that will help government agencies manage large IT project schedules and budgets. Read more.

  • April 25, 2018

    The speed at which information spreads today presents challenges to the United States, as state and non-state adversaries use this capability to spread disinformation. As the U.S. government looks for ways to counter adversarial disinformation campaigns, it is overlooking a potentially valuable tool: memes. Read more.

  • April 23, 2018

    Contrary to popular belief, recruits from low-income neighborhoods do not make up the majority of enlisted accessions across the military branches, according to the 43rd annual Population Representation in the Military Services report (also known as the “PopRep”). Read more.

  • April 13, 2018

    The Baltimore Police Department announced that CNA will lead an Independent Review Board to review the department's handling of the murder of Detective Sean Suiter on November 15, 2017. Read more.

  • April 12, 2018

    A new CNA analysis looks back at the Cold War to gain insights on the future of the Indian Ocean. Read more.

  • April 12, 2018

    At the U.N. Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW), Dr. Larry Lewis warned that human intervention at the "trigger pull" will not eliminate the risks of autonomous weapons. Read more.

  • April 10, 2018

    A new CNA report by Dr. Larry Lewis recommends a comprehensive approach on lethal autonomous weapons to limit civilian casualties. Read more.

  • February 13, 2018

    In a new report, CNA analysts have undertaken an effort to map the Russian media environment and examine Russian decision-making as it relates to the media through a series of scenarios that range from crisis to steady state. Read more.

  • February 8, 2018

    An elite advisory group of retired admirals and generals from across the military services has warned that water stress will play an increasingly important role in global security. Read more.

  • December 19, 2017

    CNA President and CEO Katherine McGrady today announced that Sean Stackley, former Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition, is joining CNA's Board of Trustees. Read more.

  • November 27, 2017

    Study concludes that body-worn cameras on police reduced complaints of officer misconduct by 30% and reduced police use of force by 37%. Read more.

  • October 30, 2017

    With national attention on the security posture and ongoing presence of U.S. troops in Africa, a new CNA assessment shows that Al-Qaeda has been able to exploit security vulnerabilities to continue to operate despite two decades of efforts to defeat it. Read more.

  • October 20, 2017

    The launch of CNA's Center for Autonomy and Artificial Intelligence (CAAI) will bring CNA's unique "scientists on the front lines" research techniques to tomorrow's battlefield. Read more.

  • October 12, 2017

    Two of the nation’s leading experts on North Korea and China sat down with David Sanger of the New York Times to discuss the North Korea problem and provide expert perspective on the options available to the United States. Read more.

  • September 27, 2017

    For new report Manufacturing a Way to Career Readiness, CNA Education worked with advanced manufacturers and business leaders to understand employers’ perspectives on what it takes to be ready for a manufacturing career. Read more.

  • September 21, 2017

    CNA President and CEO Katherine McGrady announces that Dr. Sarah Sewall is rejoining CNA’s Board of Trustees. Read more.

  • August 14, 2017

    CNA experts say the opening of the Arctic to resource exploration has created the need for a unified response from the six Arctic nations exposed to both the benefits and the risks of accelerating development in the region. Read more.

  • June 9, 2017

    CNA Board of Trustees Chair, Ambassador Maura Harty, announces that ADM Mark E. Ferguson III, USN (Ret.) is joining CNA’s Board of Trustees. Read more.

  • June 7, 2017

    CNA releases a new report on artificial intelligence, robots and swarms, which outlines specific actions necessary to move the U.S. military into the robotic age. Read more.

  • April 3, 2017

    This month, CNA begins a yearlong celebration of its 75th anniversary, commemorating the accomplishments of its scientists and analysts in addressing the nation’s challenges from World War II to today. Read more.

  • February 17, 2017

    CNA President and CEO Katherine McGrady announced the appointment of Ambassador Maura A. Harty as the new Chair of CNA's Board of Trustees. Read more.

  • February 7, 2017

    CNA publishes the most recent edition of Population Representation in the Military Services (Pop Rep), the annual study of armed forces demographics. Read more.

  • November 7, 2016

    CNA’s Education Division releases a final report on the findings of an evaluation of the impact and implementation of the Connecticut Health and Life Sciences Career Initiative. Read more

  • October 31, 2016

    CNA releases a new report featuring advice for the next administration from former and active duty special operations forces and a former Assistant Secretary of Defense. Read more.

  • October 20, 2016

    CNA’s Education Division releases a final report on the findings of an impact and implementation analyses of the Northeast Tennessee College and Career Ready Consortium. Read more.

  • October 12, 2016

    CNA releases an online tool that helps Texas policymakers and regulators reduce the state’s vulnerability to drought by making informed decisions about electricity supply and demand and water usage. Read more.

  • October 11, 2016

    CNA releases a new report examining the potential effects of electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) usage on adolescents. Read more.

  • September 29, 2016

    The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) awarded CNA three grants totaling nearly $7 million to continue providing training and technical assistance on body-worn cameras, smart policing, and violence reduction to police departments across the country. Read more.

  • September 28, 2016

    CNA today released a report examining a broad range of environmental impacts if the Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania were to be fully developed with hydraulic fracturing. Read more.

  • June 27, 2016

    CNA Education launches a new platform for STEMwire, a research project designed to facilitate promising careers in STEM fields through career and technical education (CTE). Read more.

  • June 22, 2016

    The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) releases two reports by REL Appalachia, a program administered by CNA’s Education division. Read more

  • June 1, 2016

    CNA releases a report on the cumulative direct land cover impacts that eight proposed natural gas (and other petroleum products) transmission pipelines could have within the Delaware River Basin (DRB). Read more.

  • May 23, 2016

    CNA, in partnership with the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) and in cooperation with the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), will lead an initiative to provide training and technical assistance to implement the recommendations and action items of the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing Final Report. Read more.

  • May 5, 2016

    Today CNA announced that Joseph Butcher has been named the organization’s vice president of business development. Read more.

  • May 4, 2016

    Today CNA released a study finding that the demands for the water resources of the Brahmaputra River basin – shared by China, India, and Bangladesh – pose a threat to stability in the region and that cooperative efforts should begin now to prevent problems in the future. Read more.

  • May 3, 2016

    Today CNA announced that Jonathan D. Geithner has been named vice president of its Marine Corps Program. Read more.

  • April 6, 2016

    Today CNA released an updated version of its web-based calculator that allows military servicemembers to determine which Department of Defense retirement plan will best serve their needs—a decision that could cost them hundreds of thousands of dollars in retirement benefits. Read more.

  • February 10, 2016

    CNA today announced the availability of the most recent edition of Population Representation in the Military Services, the annual study of the demographic make-up of the personnel serving in the armed forces. Read more.

  • February 9, 2016

    CNA Board of Trustees Chair, Ambassador Rozanne L. Ridgway, announced that VADM William R. Burke, USN (Ret.) is joining the CNA Board. Read more.

  • February 2, 2016

    Ambassador Rozanne L. Ridgway, Chair of CNA’s Board of Trustees, announced that Lieutenant General Robert R. "Rusty" Blackman, Jr., USMC (Ret.) has joined the CNA Board of Trustees. Read more.

  • November 17, 2015

    Today CNA released an updated version of its web-based calculator that allows military servicemembers to determine which Department of Defense retirement plan will best serve their needs—a decision that could cost them hundreds of thousands of dollars in retirement benefits. Read more.

  • November 5, 2015

    A report released today by the CNA Military Advisory Board finds that the current U.S. electrical grid – based on centralized power generation and interconnected and aging distribution architecture – is susceptible to a wide variety of threats. Read more.

  • November 2, 2015

    CNA’s Center for Naval Analyses Executive Vice President Mark Geis today announced the appointment of Jason Thomas, Ph.D. to serve as Vice President and Director of the Center’s Operations Evaluation Group. Read more.

  • October 21, 2015

    Today CNA Education released a report that explores whether the jobs that career and technical education programs are preparing students for are in high-growth/high-wage career fields, or not. Read more.

  • September 16, 2015

    Today CNA Education releases a report that finds that academic achievement and attitudes toward education in "Middle Appalachia" are shaped by its culture, including a deep attachment to place, strong kinship ties, wariness of outsiders, independence, chronic poverty, and geographic isolation. Read more.

  • August 11, 2015

    CNA today released a report evaluating the potential environmental impacts in the Delaware River Basin if restrictions on fracking were lifted. Read more.

  • August 11, 2015

    Mark Geis, Executive Vice President of CNA's Center for Naval Analyses, today announced that Kim Deal, Ph.D. has been named Vice President and Director of CNA's Marine Corps Program. Read more.

  • July 13, 2015

    CNA President and CEO Katherine McGrady, Ph.D. announced the appointment of Mark Geis to serve as Executive Vice President of CNA's Center for Naval Analyses. Read more.


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