Established in 2007, the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) works to develop "strong, pragmatic and principled national security and defense policies." It does so on a bipartisan basis, with efforts led by senior officials who have served in the Administrations of both parties. Building on the expertise and experience of these staff and advisors, CNAS engages policymakers, experts and the public with innovative, fact-based research, ideas and analysis to shape and elevate the national security debate. This grant will support CNAS’s ongoing work, while allowing for increased focus in two key areas: Rebuilding the Bipartisan Defense Consensus and a new initiative aimed at Technology and National Security.
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for general operating support
The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that develops strong, pragmatic, and principled national security and defense policies. CNAS engages policymakers, experts, and the public with innovative, fact-based research, ideas, and analysis to shape and elevate the national security debate. A key part of its mission is to inform and prepare the national security leaders of today and tomorrow. This grant provides general operating support for CNAS.
for study of government service in national security
The Center for a New American Security will examine the current state of the national security talent pipeline and explore the challenges, barriers, and opportunities in the recruitment and retention of civil servants in national security departments and agencies. The project seeks to ascertain the rising generation’s perceptions, priorities, and concerns regarding future or sustained government service. It will include focused research on underrepresented populations in the national security enterprise. Upon completion of the research, the center will brief findings to decision makers within national security departments, agencies, and offices and will create resources informing interested individuals about opportunities for government service.
for support of a project to assess the role of Congress in U.S. national security policy
The Center for a New American Security is an independent think tank that develops strong pragmatic and principled national security and defense policies. The grant will contribute to a project focused on revitalizing Congress’ role in national security, particularly in the areas of war powers and intelligence oversight. The project’s goals include making recommendations for improving Congress’ engagement on national security issues by clarifying what formal and informal tools are available to members to engage in this space. Congress has an important role to play in providing democratic accountability and transparency in the national security arena. This project is intended to enhance Congress’ ability to fulfill that role in a meaningful way.