Center for a New American Security

  • Defense Secretary nominee Ash Carter called on Congress to figure out a way to move on from sequestration. In his nomination hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee today, he said failure to do that will have a dangerous impact on the future of the Defense Department. Shawn Brimley is executive vice president and director of studies at the Center for a New American Security. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he outlined a strategy for the next SecDef's tenure.

    February 04, 2015
  • The Department of Defense is making another push for an electronic health record system. One factor is interoperability with the system at the Department of Veterans Affairs. EHRs, and a functional, interoperable system, may become a national security asset. Phil Carter is senior fellow and Director of the Military, Veterans & Society Program at the Center for a New American Security. He participated in a CNAS event called A Conversation About Healthcare Technology as a National Security Asset and Improving Outcomes. Dr. Karen Guice -- the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs -- was one of the speakers. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained what his takeaways were from the event.

    January 28, 2015
  • The Islamic State is a media savvy organization. Not only does it broadcast high profile executions, it uses social media to manipulate and recruit beyond borders. The State Department's Center for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications has been using the Islamic State's own videos to discourage would-be recruits since July. Dafna Rand is deputy director of Studies at the Center for a New American Security and a former State Department policy staff member. She joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain this unusual propaganda war.

    September 29, 2014
  • The cyber attacks on small federal agencies demonstrate the cyber domain is an ecosystem, and the federal government is one of many different cyber cultures. One expert says a map of the different cultures can help agencies prevent cyber attacks. Ben Fitzgerald is senior fellow and director of the Technology and National Security Program at the Center for a New American Security. He explained that and other cybersecurity strategies on In Depth with Francis Rose.

    July 28, 2014
  • Eighteen more people are dead after they were left off the official waiting list for health care at the Phoenix Veterans Affairs hospital. The VA Inspector General will investigate to see if long wait times caused the deaths. Phil Carter, senior fellow, counsel and director of the Military, Veterans and Society Program at the Center for a New American Security, writes about six ways to reform the VA healthcare system and restore public trust in Slate.

    June 06, 2014
  • Twelve years of warfighting has left the military's generals and admirals without the necessary training and experience to deal with their new roles as enterprise managers.

    October 28, 2013
  • Michele Flournoy, the former undersecretary of defense for policy, says the time is ripe for the Department of Defense to look at its mission and how it motivates people to cut costs and reduce its overhead.

    August 19, 2013
  • The Center for a New American Security is proposing a new federal agency to coordinate the government\'s cybersecurity efforts. Dr. Kristin Lord, vice president and director of studies at the center, gives us details.

    May 31, 2011
  • The National Guard and Reserves used to be called the \"weekend warriors;\" a force of last resort. But since the Sept. 11 attacks, there\'s been increasing reliance on the Guard and Reserves for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Travis Sharp, a research associate at the Center for a New American Security, talks about the findings in his organization\'s new report about the use of the Guard and Reserves.

    September 28, 2010
  • The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) released three publications today that offer policy recommendations for the QDDR team.

    September 16, 2010
  • New report addresses how the United States can revitalize its military officer corps to meet current national security challenges, and those that lie ahead.

    February 19, 2010