CNAS has led the way in producing cutting-edge research on challenges facing veterans, including a series of local, state, and regional veteran needs assessments, reports on veteran employment, and analyses of the federal, philanthropic and collaborative “sea of goodwill” that exists to support veterans.

To expand on this solid foundation, MVS will also assess city and state level support for veterans, delve more deeply into disparate needs minority veterans may experience, and explore cutting edge opportunities for enhancing veterans overall economic outcomes.

Featured reports & analysis

Military, Veterans, & Society

Onward and Upward

With more than 11 million veterans in the workforce and approximately 175,000 service members discharged each year from active service, the overall economic performance of vet...

Military, Veterans, & Society

Needs Assessment

Executive Summary The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) estimates that there are 21.6 million veterans living in the United States, making up 6.7 percent of the general popu...

Military, Veterans, & Society

A Continuum of Collaboration

At the federal level, an enormous structure exists to serve veterans, a structure composed of the mammoth Department of Defense (DoD) and Veterans Affairs (VA) and other cabin...

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CNAS has published reports and commentaries in previous years including comprehensive looks at the future of the all-volunteer force and the propensity of youth from military ...


CNAS has hosted a number of events on the civ-mil divide and published reports on topics including the effects of that divide on veteran employment. Looking ahead, MVS plans t...