Technology & National Security

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Technology is changing our lives. Rapid developments in artificial intelligence, autonomy, cyber-physical systems, networking and social media, and disinformation are profoundly altering the national security landscape. Nation-states have new tools at their disposal for political influence as well as new vulnerabilities to attacks. Non-state groups and individuals are empowered by social media and radical transparency. Artificial intelligence and automation raise profound questions about the role of humans in conflict and war.

CNAS’ Technology and National Security program explores the policy challenges associated with these and other emerging technologies. A key focus of the program is bringing together the technology and policy communities to better understand these challenges and together develop solutions.

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Research Team

  • Paul Scharre

    Senior Fellow and Director, Technology and National Security Program

  • Gregory C. Allen

    Adjunct Fellow, Technology and National Security Program

  • Bob Butler

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Technology and National Security Program

  • David Cohen

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Technology and National Security Program

  • Dr. Melissa Flagg

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Technology and National Security Program

  • Andrew Herr

    Adjunct Fellow, Technology and National Security Program

  • Michael Horowitz

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Technology and National Security Program

  • Elsa B. Kania

    Adjunct Fellow, Technology and National Security Program

  • Matt Olsen

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Technology and National Security Program

  • Dr. Michael Sulmeyer

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Technology and National Security Program

  • Claire Prichard

    Intern, Technology and National Security Program