The Center for Technology and National Security Policy (CTNSP) is a US Department of Defense research center integrated into the Institute for National Strategic Studies and the National Defense University focused on the intersection of technology and national security policy.  As DOD senior leaders respond to a trend that has seen R&D shift from governments to the private sector, CTNSP is uniquely positioned to tap into the expertise of the military, academia, and global technology markets.  Its dual role as a DOD organization and an academic institution provide access to restricted government information, as well as cutting edge research coming from both academia and the private sector.  Situated at the National Defense University, CTNSP has immediate access to senior military leaders, in addition to the diverse student population, representing mid- and senior-level commanders with significant recent experience in military operations, helping ensure that CTNSP’s research is grounded in operational insights and relevance.

CTNSP conducts research and analysis on emerging trends in science and technology, strategic forecasting, and program assessment. In support of its mission, the Center delivers technical studies, program reviews, senior workshops, electronic data products, inter-agency exercises, expert consultation, and a variety of outreach activities.


National Defense University
260 5th Ave, Bldg 64, Fort Lesley J. McNair
Lincoln Hall Building 64, Suite 3600
Washington, D.C. 20319

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