As the country grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, CNA draws on its 75+ years conducting unbiased research and analysis to provide critical insights to our nation on key aspects of the pandemic. The global response to COVID-19 impacts national security from naval operations to domestic emergency preparedness. As the situation continues to evolve, CNA remains committed to highlighting research that informs the current crisis, and providing quick-turn insights to support experts who are on the frontlines battling the spread of the coronavirus.
CNA analysts include experts on maritime security, regional political-military environments, and emergency management and operations.
News and Features
- USNI May 26, 2020: Beyond Mercy: Navy’s COVID-19 Hospital Ship Missions and the Future of Medicine at Sea
- CNA Launches: Simulation Applications for Forecasting Effective Responses in Corrections (SAFER-C™): A COVID-19 Disease Spread Model
- USNI May 19, 2020: “Small Crews, Technical Complexity Makes Operating Modern Warships in Pandemic Tough” discuss Steven Wills and Kara Mandell discuss the challenges of managing a pandemic on a ship.
In the first episode of our new occasional series, Justice Talks, Vivian Elliott sits down with Brad Berry the District Attorney for Yamhill County, Oregon. They discuss how prosecutors' offices are adapting to the new normal, under COVID-19. Vivian Elliott is the Assistant Director of CNA's Center for Justice Research and Innovation.
By Kyle Neering and Ray Wang
Military recruiting traditionally relies on crowded events like career fairs and prolonged, face-to-face interactions. How has the military recruited, shipped, and trained when traditional methods are no longer deemed safe by public health experts?
By Andy Ilachinski
Andy Ilachinski and David Broyles, co-hosts of AI with AI, CNA’s popular podcast on artificial intelligence, have compiled a timely, annotated list of AI developments and resources related to COVID-19.
By Elliot Harkavy
Agencies have moved quickly to implement a wide range of practices to protect personnel and the public during this pandemic. Some of these are stopgap measures that will have to be eased as the country eventually returns to normal, or at least a "new normal."
- Center for Public Health Preparedness and Resilience
- Center for Justice Research and Innovation
- Center for Emergency Management Operations
- Center for Critical Incident Analysis
- Center for Vulnerable Population Protection
- Institute for Public Research
- Strategy, Policy, Plans, and Programs
- Center for Homeland Security and Infrastructure Resilience
- Strategy and Policy Analysis
- Center for Data Management and Analytics
- China and Indo-Pacific Affairs
- Indo-Pacific Security Affairs
- Center for Enterprise Systems Modernization
- Russia Studies Program