Research Associate, Technology and National Security Program
Sam Howell is a Research Associate with the Technology and National Security Program at CNAS. Her research interests include quantum information science, semiconductors, and the use of emerging technologies to enhance human performance.
Prior to joining CNAS, Howell worked as an intelligence analyst at a risk consulting firm in Washington, D.C. She also formerly worked as a counterterrorism researcher at the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) and the Elliott School of International Affairs, and as a staff assistant on Capitol Hill.
Howell’s commentary and analysis has appeared in outlets including The Economist, Lawfare, The Diplomat, and Voice of America. She holds an MA in security policy studies from the George Washington University. She received her BA in medical humanities and bioethics with a minor in political science from Baylor University.
Recent Publications & News
To Win the Tech Race, America Needs High-Skilled Immigration Reform
By Vivek Chilukuri & Sam Howell
U.S.-China Competition and the Race to 6G
By Sam Howell
NOTEWORTHY: Executive Order on the Safe, Secure, and Trustworthy Development and Use of Artificial Intelligence
By Paul Scharre, Vivek Chilukuri, Tim Fist, Bill Drexel, Josh Wallin, Hannah Kelley, Sam Howell, Michael Depp & Caleb Withers
CNAS Responds: White House Executive Order on Artificial Intelligence
By Paul Scharre, Vivek Chilukuri, Tim Fist, Josh Wallin, Bill Drexel, Sam Howell, Hannah Kelley & Michael Depp
CNAS Responds: Export Controls on China
By Paul Scharre, Emily Kilcrease, Vivek Chilukuri, Thomas Krueger, Tim Fist, Bill Drexel & Sam Howell
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