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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

  • Vivek Chilukuri

    Senior Fellow and Director, Technology and National Security Program

  • Tim Fist

    Senior Adjunct Fellow, Technology and National Security Program

  • Bill Drexel

    Fellow, Technology and National Security Program

  • Sam Howell

    Adjunct Associate Fellow, Technology and National Security Program

  • Caleb Withers

    Research Assistant, Technology and National Security Program

  • Noah Greene

    Research Assistant, AI Safety and Stability Project

  • Lieutenant Commander Thelmar A. Rosarda

    Senior Military Fellow, U.S. Navy

  • Samuel Bendett

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Technology and National Security Program

  • Pablo Chavez

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Technology and National Security

  • John Costello

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Technology and National Security Program

  • Ryan Fedasiuk

    Adjunct Fellow, Technology and National Security Program

  • Jacob Helberg

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Technology and National Security Program

  • Michelle Holko, PhD, PMP

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Technology and National Security Program

  • Elsa B. Kania

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Technology and National Security Program

  • Margarita "Rita" Konaev

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Technology and National Security Program

  • Brendan McCord

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Technology and National Security Program

  • Dr. Lynne E. Parker

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Technology and National Security Program, Associate Vice Chancellor, University of Tennessee and Director of the AI Tennessee Initiative

  • Ben Renda

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Technology & National Security Program

  • Michael Sellitto

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Technology & National Security Program, Head of Global Affairs, Anthropic

  • John (Jack) N.T. Shanahan

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Technology and National Security Program

  • Jordan Schneider

    Adjunct Fellow, Technology and National Security Program

  • Anthony Vinci

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Technology and National Security Program

  • Bob Sorensen

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Technology and National Security Program