Research Associate, Technology and National Security Program
Kara Frederick is the Research Associate for the Technology and National Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS).
Prior to joining CNAS, Kara helped create and lead Facebook’s Global Security Counterterrorism Analysis Program. She was also the team lead for Facebook Headquarters’ Regional Intelligence Team in Menlo Park, California. Prior to Facebook, she served as a Senior Intelligence Analyst for a U.S. Naval Special Warfare Command, and spent six years as a counterterrorism analyst at the Department of Defense. While at the Department of Defense, she deployed three times to Afghanistan in support of special operations forces, served as a briefer to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations/Low Intensity Conflict and as a liaison to the National Security Agency.
She received her M.A. in War Studies from King's College London and her B.A. in Foreign Affairs and History from the University of Virginia, where she played varsity soccer.
Recent Publications & News
In The NewsThe Days of Secret Military Operations May Soon Be Over. Does That Matter?
By Kara Frederick
CommentaryHow to Defend Against Foreign Influence Campaigns: Lessons from Counter-Terrorism
By Kara Frederick
In The NewsHackers Already Attacking Midterm Elections, Raising U.S. Alarms
By Kara Frederick & Michael Sulmeyer
PodcastStrategic Competition in an Era of Artificial Intelligence
By Paul Scharre, Kara Frederick & Gregory C. Allen
PodcastArtificial Intelligence and International Security
By Paul Scharre, Kara Frederick, Edoardo Saravalle & Gregory C. Allen
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