Welcome to the Center for Technology and National Security Policy. The Center investigates the implications of technological innovation on U.S. national security policy and military plans. We work closely with the science and technology community and take on projects that bridge the gap between technology and policy. Our vision is to enable national security decision-makers understand emerging impacts of technology and integrate them effectively into policies.
CTNSP combines scientific and technical assessments with analyses of current strategic and defense policy issues, taking on topics to bridge the gap. We support the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Services, and Congress. The Center has produced studies on proliferation and homeland security, military transformation, international science and technology, information technology, life sciences, and social science modeling. The Center offers a seminar series on Transforming National Security, sponsored by the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Policy as a key element of interagency education.
In the past year the Center published 17 papers and 5 books: Crosscutting Issues in International Transformation, Civilian Surge: Key to Complex Operations, Cyberpower and National Security, Alliance Reborn: An Atlantic Compact for the 21st Century, and Fighting Chance: Global Trends and Shocks in the National Security Environment. CTNSP organized 30 workshops and events on a wide range of topics that included: Directed Energy Battlespace, Human Social Cultural Modeling, Strategic Communication in Complex Operations and Cyber Deterrence.
As part of NDU, the Center is committed to education. Members of the staff teach classes and sponsor research at the University or at other academic institutions, and are encouraged to participate in seminars, conferences and lectures worldwide. We are the lead for the Transformation Chairs Network, used for promoting collaboration among defense academia and international partners. The Center also is host to innovative approaches such as the TIDES research project, the PEAK (Pre-positioned Expeditionary Assistance Kits) JCTD, and CASA (Comprehensive Approach, Studies and Analysis).
On this website, you can find information on the Center's research areas, download publications, and look at curricula taught by the staff. I encourage you to sign up for our publications and event notification mailing list.
Linton Wells II