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ReportsDrone Proliferation and the Use of Force
As more countries acquire drones, will their widespread availability lead to greater military adventurism and conflict? Will countries be more willing to put a drone in harm’s...
By Michael Horowitz, Paul Scharre & Ben FitzGerald
ReportsSeizing the Initiative
The Department of Defense (DoD) is primed for change – in theory. The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2017 mandates major organizational reforms with...
By Ben FitzGerald & Alexandra Sander
In June 2014, the Center for a New American Security released “Creative Disruption: Technology, Strategy and the Future of the Global Defense Industry.” The paper argued that ...
By Ben FitzGerald, Alexandra Sander & Jacqueline Parziale
Today, the United States faces a more diverse, more complex array of national security threats than ever before. With ever more human activity taking place on electronic netwo...
By Adam Klein, Michèle Flournoy & Richard Fontaine
ReportsLeveraging Commercial Technology
Rapid advances in mobile computing offer the Department of Defense significant benefits. Leveraging the capabilities of leading-edge mobile devices within DoD could amplify th...
By Ben FitzGerald & Alexandra Sander
ReportsOpen Source Software and the Department of Defense
Senior leaders across the defense establishment are justifiably concerned about the erosion of U.S. military technical superiority and have recently launched several high-leve...
By Ben FitzGerald, Jacqueline Parziale & Peter L. Levin
Over the last 20 years, digital technologies have revolutionized modern warfare. From network-centric warfare of the 1990s to Donald Rumsfeld’s transformation to today’s Third...
By Jacquelyn Schneider
ReportsGame of Drones: Wargame Report
Drones are rapidly proliferating around the globe. Not only has the commercial market for drones dramatically expanded, but arms transfers of unarmed and armed drones between ...
By Alexandra Sander
Reports12 Months In – 8 Months Left: An Update on Secretary Carter’s Innovation Agenda
CNAS experts Ben FitzGerald and Loren DeJonge Schulman examine whether the innovation efforts underway have the potential to achieve the reform Defense Secretary Carter seeks....
By Ben FitzGerald & Loren DeJonge Schulman
As the U.S. Marine Corps prepares to celebrate its 240th birthday, Ben FitzGerald, director of the Technology and National Security Program, and LtCol Brian Bruggeman, a forme...
By Ben FitzGerald, LtCol Brian Bruggeman & USMC
ReportsShades of Gray: Technology, Strategic Competition, and Stability in Maritime Asia
Amy Chang, Ben FitzGerald, and Van Jackson unpack how proliferating technologies are intersecting with strategic competition, coercive behaviors, and unclear norms to exacerba...
By Amy Chang, Ben FitzGerald & Van Jackson
Nuclear Weapons in the Third Offset Strategy: Avoiding a Nuclear Blind Spot in the Pentagon’s New Initiative
Robert M. Gates Fellow Elbridge Colby argues that the Third Offset Strategy focus on how nuclear weapons will factor into the warfighting “regime” the new initiative envisions...
By Elbridge Colby
Warring State: China’s Cybersecurity Strategy
Research Associate Amy Chang explores the political, economic, and military objectives of China’s cybersecurity apparatus; reveals drivers and intentions of Chinese activity i...
By Amy Chang
Bringing Liberty Online: Reenergizing the Internet Freedom Agenda in a Post-Snowden Era
CNAS President Richard Fontaine argues that, despite the many complications arising from the Snowden disclosures, America still needs a comprehensive Internet freedom strategy...
By Richard Fontaine
Surviving on a Diet of Poisoned Fruit: Reducing the National Security Risks of America’s Cyber Dependencies
"Surviving on a Diet of Poisoned Fruit: Reducing the National Security Risks of America’s Cyber Dependencies" by the Honorable Richard Danzig offers key insights about how to ...
By Richard Danzig
Technology and National Security Program Director Ben FitzGerald and Research Associate Kelley Sayler highlight the "growing disconnect" between Defense Department (DOD) needs...
By Ben FitzGerald & Kelley Sayler
Ben FitzGerald and Lt Col Parker Wright, USAF recommend that Congress and the Department of Defense should establish a mature and effective C2 structure that responsibly decen...
By Ben FitzGerald & Parker Wright
Securing the Grid: Opportunities and Risks in Operational Technology
“Securing the Grid: Opportunities and Risks in Operational Technology” examines threats and risks associated with the convergence of Information Technology and Operational Tec...
By Robert J. Butler
20YY: Preparing for War in the Robotic Age
20YY: Preparing for War in the Robotic Age calls upon the United States to prepare for war in new era in which “unmanned and autonomous systems will play central war-fighting ...
By Robert O. Work & Shawn Brimley
ReportsProcess Over Platforms
In Process Over Platforms: A Paradigm Shift in Acquisition through Advanced Manufacturing, Dr. Aaron Martin and Ben FitzGerald address concerns about the U.S. ability to maint...
By Aaron Martin & Ben FitzGerald