January 04, 2018

Women in National Security: Nicole Pilkus

By Julianne Smith and Nicole Pilkus

Nicole Pilkus, Deputy Director of the Maritime Safety Office National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, talks with CNAS expert Julie Smith about her career in the defense industry, experiences that have shaped her career so far, and advice she'd give to young women entering this field today.

  • Commentary
    • The Washington Post
    • December 24, 2019
    America never committed to training Afghan forces. I know because I tried.

    I first met Maj. Sboor in 2009 as he waited to take over his own Afghan army battalion. We were working together as operations officers of partnered Afghan and U.S. infantry u...

    By Dr. Jason Dempsey

  • Video
    • December 19, 2019
    CNAS: Bold Ideas for National Security

    This year, CNAS experts brought bold ideas and bipartisan cooperation to the national security conversation. In 2020, the CNAS team will continue tackling the biggest security...

    By Susanna V. Blume, Kara Frederick, Kayla M. Williams, Loren DeJonge Schulman, Richard Fontaine, Kristine Lee, Andrea Kendall-Taylor, Ely Ratner, Paul Scharre, Elizabeth Rosenberg & Carrie Cordero

  • Commentary
    • Military.com
    • December 16, 2019
    The ACFT and the Problems with the Military's Cult of Physical Fitness

    A new hurdle for U.S. Army recruitment and retention is coming in the form of the Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT), scheduled to become the Army's physical test by October 2020...

    By Emma Moore

    • Congressional Testimony
    • December 10, 2019
    Increasing Diversity in the Military: Recruiting and Retaining Talented Women

    I. Boots-on-the-Ground Assessment Chairwoman Speier, Ranking Member Kelly, distinguished members of the Committee, thank you for the opportunity to discuss a topic I believe i...

    By Kayla M. Williams

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