Technology & National Security

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Technology is changing our lives. Rapid developments in artificial intelligence, autonomy and unmanned systems, digital infrastructure, 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. Authoritarian governments are empowered by high-tech tools of oppression and exploit 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

  • Bob Butler

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Technology and National Security Program

  • David Cohen

    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 Senior Fellow, Technology and National Security Program

  • Anja Manuel

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Technology and National Security Program

  • Brendan McCord

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Technology and National Security Program

  • Matt Olsen

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Technology and National Security Program

  • Ben Renda

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Technology & National Security Program

  • Alanna C. Torres-Van Antwerp

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Technology and National Security Program

  • Anthony Vinci

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Technology and National Security Program

  • Martijn Rasser

    Senior Fellow, Technology and National Security Program

  • Kara Frederick

    Fellow, Technology and National Security Program

  • Megan Lamberth

    Research Assistant, Technology and National Security Program