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CNA announced this week that it has formally endorsed the Derby House Principles on diversity and inclusion in professional wargaming. The Derby House Principles were established this year by an international group of wargaming organizations.

In a statement affirming CNA’s endorsement of the principles, CNA CEO and President Katherine McGrady said, "CNA is committed to building and sustaining a diverse workforce and an inclusive environment. … We recognize that wargames benefit from a diverse range of participants, designers, developers, and analysts. Since the best wargames reveal the unexpected, they are always enriched by a diversity of viewpoints. We pledge to carry these values forward in the wargames we execute, consistent with the Derby House Principles."

With its endorsement, CNA commits to the five Derby House Principles:

  • Promoting inclusion and diversity in professional wargaming, through the standards we set, the opportunities we offer, and access to activities we organize.
  • Making clear our opposition to sexism, racism, homophobia, and other forms of discrimination across the board, as well as in wargaming.
  • Encouraging a greater role and higher profile for colleagues from underrepresented groups in our professional activities.
  • Seeking out and listening to the concerns and suggestions of our colleagues as to how our commitment to diversity and inclusion could be enhanced.
  • Demonstrating our commitment to diversity and inclusion through ongoing assessment of progress made and discussion of future steps.

CNA designs, develops, and executes analytical, decision-making games for sponsors including the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Marine Corps, among others. For more on CNA’s wargaming program: