CNAS Corporate Partnership Program

The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) develops bold, pragmatic, and principled ideas to shape and elevate the national security debate during a period of great change and consequence. The Center brings together the current and next generations of national security professionals—Democrats and Republicans, civilian and military—to reforge a bipartisan consensus around America’s approach to national security challenges. CNAS relies on critical general operating support from private-sector partners to advance its robust research agenda.

As part of the Corporate Partnership Program, corporate representatives can engage in a broad set of CNAS’ activities, including through invitations to events, interaction with our research programs, and access to the Center’s experts. Corporate partners can also participate in strategic policy conversations and have the opportunity to associate with the nation’s leading defense and security policy institute.

Why CNAS?

Genuinely Bipartisan

CNAS is the premier national security organization in Washington, DC that is led by both Democrats and Republicans and embraces both perspectives to advance America’s security.

The Next Generation

CNAS prepares the next generation of national security leaders and launches them into public service.

Expertise

Defense | Energy, Economics & Security |Indo-Pacific Security | Military, Veterans & Society | Middle East Security | Technology & National Security | Transatlantic Security

Service Members and Veterans as a Component of National Security

CNAS remains the only think tank that views challenges facing America’s service members, veterans, and military families as an issue of national security.

Join the Conversation

Invitations to Flagship and Private Events

Prominent acknowledgment on the CNAS List of Supporters

To join the CNAS Corporate Partnership Program, please contact Vincent Femia, Deputy Director of Development, at (202) 695-8174 or vfemia@cnas.org.

Learn more about the CNAS Corporate Partnership Program

Corporate Partnership Support Levels

Members of the CNAS Corporate Partnership Program can engage in a broad set of CNAS activities, including invitations to events, interaction with our research programs, and access to our experts across the Center. Partners also participate in strategic policy conversations and have the opportunity to affiliate with the nation’s leading defense and security policy institute. CNAS works closely with our partners to customize support, and we welcome further discussion on the tiered partnership benefits outlined below.

Bold Level ($120,000+)Innovative Level ($60,000)Bipartisan Level ($30,000)
Opportunity for a partner to nominate an executive to join the CNAS Board of Advisors (per an invitation from a CNAS Executive Team member).
Opportunity to request a total of six private briefings with CNAS experts during one membership year (held virtually until further notice and based on expert availability).1
Invitation to attend exclusive events with national security leaders in New York, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and other cities across the United States and beyond.
Availability of CNAS Executive Team members, program directors, and senior fellows to speak at corporate partner conferences, working groups, or internal events (based on expert availability).
Invitation to attend CNAS’ annual National Security Conference, including private events held exclusively for CNAS supporters.
Opportunity to request a total of four private briefings with CNAS experts during one membership year (held virtually until further notice and based on expert availability).2
Opportunity to attend select project-specific, private roundtable discussions hosted by CNAS research programs.
Reserved VIP seating at CNAS’ annual National Security Conference.
Opportunity to request a total of two private briefings with CNAS experts during one membership year (held virtually until further notice and based on expert availability).
Opportunity to participate in Close Calls, CNAS’ virtual briefing series hosted by CNAS experts on breaking policy issues and pressing national security challenges.
Option to receive CNAS communications highlighting recent research and activities, including:
Invitations to attend over 200 Center-wide events with leaders in policy, business, and the military (held virtually until further notice);
Exclusive biweekly donor updates; and
Weekend Reads, Sharper, and other research newsletters.
Opportunity to network with CNAS’ national security community.
Opportunity to work with a CNAS-designated partnership liaison during one membership year
Prominent acknowledgment on the CNAS List of Supporters.

1. Option to include a CNAS Executive Team member for two of these briefings.
2. Option to include a CNAS Executive Team member for one of these briefings.

To join the CNAS Corporate Partnership Program, please contact Vincent Femia, Deputy Director of Development, at (202) 695-8174 or vfemia@cnas.org.