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

  • Martijn Rasser

    Senior Fellow and Director, Technology and National Security Program

  • Megan Lamberth

    Associate Fellow, Technology and National Security Program

  • Alexandra Seymour

    Associate Fellow, Technology and National Security Program

  • Hannah Kelley

    Research Assistant, Technology and National Security Program

  • Nigel Vinson

    Research Assistant, Technology and National Security Program

  • Samuel Bendett

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Technology and National Security Program

  • Bob Butler

    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

  • Jacob Helberg

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Technology and National Security Program

  • Andrew Herr

    Adjunct 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

  • 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

  • Lt Gen Jack Shanahan, USAF (Ret.)

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Technology and National Security Program

  • Jordan Schneider

    Adjunct Fellow, Technology and National Security Program

  • Ryan Fedasiuk

    Adjunct Fellow, Technology and National Security Program

  • Cory Simpson

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Technology and National Security Program

  • Drisya Antose

    Intern, Technology and National Security Program