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CNA’s experts understand today’s complex and dynamic national security environments. On CNA Talks, you’ll find analysis of globe-shaping conflicts, foreign policy and shifting alliances, regional breakdowns, pandemics and other health crises, environmental disasters, homeland security concerns, and the future of strategic competition. Follow CNA Talks to go behind the headlines and learn from data-driven, objective, discussions on the factors shaping today’s national security landscape.

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CNA’s experts understand today’s complex and dynamic national security environments. On CNA Talks, you’ll find analysis of globe-shaping conflicts, foreign policy and shifting alliances, regional breakdowns, pandemics and other health crises, environmental disasters, homeland security concerns, and the future of strategic competition. Follow CNA Talks to go behind the headlines and learn from data-driven, objective, discussions on the factors shaping today’s national security landscape.

    How Can Emergency Managers Best Utilize Social Media?

    How Can Emergency Managers Best Utilize Social Media?

    Climate Change is increasing both the frequency and severity of extreme weather events. Because of this, it is more important than ever that emergency management officials utilize every tool available to them to communicate effectively and clearly with the public.  
    Jamie Biglow and Heather Marshall from CNA's Center for Emergency Management Operations join John Stimpson. They discuss how state and local officials can use social media before, during, and after a crisis to build trust with their communities, disseminate vital information, and counter misinformation. 
    Biographies
    Jamie Biglow is a Project Manager with CNA’s Center for Emergency Management Operations.
    Heather Marshall is a Senior Research Specialist with CNA’s Center for Emergency Management Operations.
    Further Reading
    CNA: Best Practices in Social Media Crisis Communications for State and Local Emergency Management Agencies
     

    • 24 min
    A New Tool to Protect First Responders

    A New Tool to Protect First Responders

    As cities across the country become more networked and connected with smart sensors, more data is available to first responders than ever before. But how can this data be interpreted efficiently in emergencies where every second counts?
    In this episode, John Crissman and Shaelynn Hales from CNA and Godfrey Nolan, founder and CEO of RIIS LLC, join the show. We discuss their award-winning First Responder Awareness Monitoring during Emergencies (FRAME) System, which takes in data from these sensors, uses machine learning to interpret the information, and aggregates that into a common data view to increase emergency situational awareness.
    Guest Biographies
    Shaelynn Hales is the Managing Director of CNA’s Center for Data Management Analytics. She is an expert in systems engineering, data management, data analytics, and integrated program management support.
    John Crissman is a Research Analyst in CNA’s Center for Data Management Analytics. He is an expert in artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and natural language processing.
    Godfrey Nolan is the Founder and President of RIIS LLC.
    Further Reading
    Business Wire: Groundbreaking Innovations Unveiled: Winners Announced for the AI3 Prize Competition

    • 15 min
    Tomorrow's Technology in the Ukraine War

    Tomorrow's Technology in the Ukraine War

    The role of AI and autonomous systems in the war in Ukraine has attracted much attention in the media and from analysts tracking the use of new technologies in warfare. But what impact has it had on the battlefield?
    In this episode, Margarita Konaev and Samuel Bendett join the show to discuss how these technologies impact the situation on the ground, the private sector’s role in the conflict, and what this means for the future of warfare. 
    Biographies 
    Samuel Bendett is an Advisor with CNA’s Russia Studies Program. His research focuses on Russian defense and technology developments, uncrewed, robotic, and autonomous military systems, artificial intelligence, and Russian military capabilities. 
    Dr. Margarita Konaev is Deputy Director of Analysis and a Research Fellow at Georgetown’s Center for Security and Emerging Technology (CSET), interested in military applications of AI and Russian military innovation.
    Further Reading
    CNA: The Use of AI and Autonomous Technologies in the War in Ukraine and Implications for Strategic Stability

    CNA Talks: Cheap Commercial Drones and the War in Ukraine

    • 40 min
    A New Approach to Preventing Suicide in the Army

    A New Approach to Preventing Suicide in the Army

    In recent years, there has been a rise in suicide attempts among army personnel and while there have been a lot of attempts to tackle this problem, it is not clear if what has been done to date is working. 
    In this episode, Heather Wolters and Lauren Malone join John to discuss a new holistic approach to address the problem at a systemic level. 
    Guest Biographies
    Dr. Heather Wolters is a Principal Research Scientist with CNA’s Marine Corps and Defense Workforce Program. 
    Dr. Lauren Malone is a Principal Research Scientist with CNA’s Marine Corps and Defense Workforce Program. 
    Further Reading 
    CNA: Recommendations to Enhance Army Suicide Prevention 
    CNA: Designing an Integrated Approach to Prevent Multiple Harmful Behaviors
     

    • 22 min
    Russian Military Logistics in the Ukraine War

    Russian Military Logistics in the Ukraine War

    In the early days of the Ukraine war, the Russian army experienced a massive breakdown of its logistics operations. Frontline troops were going without basic supplies like food and fuel. What caused this breakdown, and has Russia been able to stabilize supply lines as the war progressed?
    Paul Schwartz joins the show to discuss his report on Russian Military Logistics in the Ukraine War.
    Biographies
    Paul Schwartz is a Research Scientist with CNA’s Russia Studies Program.
    Further Reading
    CNA: Russian Military Logistics in the Ukraine War
     

    • 29 min
    The Navy and Strategic Competition with China

    The Navy and Strategic Competition with China

    The Chief of Staff to the Secretary of the Navy asked CNA for recommendations on how the Navy can better position itself for such competition, that is, below the threshold of armed conflict.
    In this episode, three experts from across CNA join the show to discuss their specific recommendations and what the future fleet needs to look like to implement them. 
    Guest Biographies
    David M. Finkelstein is vice president and director of CNA's China and Indo-Pacific Security Affairs Division. A retired U.S. Army officer, he held significant China-related positions at the Pentagon as an advisor to the Secretary of Defense and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
    Gordon Jaquith is the vice president and director of CNA’s Systems, Tactics and Force Development Division. He formerly served as director of the Strategic, Defensive, and Science/Technology Division at the Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation (CAPE) office within the Office of the Secretary of Defense.
    Ann Parcell is the Director of CNA’s Navy Human Resources Program.
    Further Reading
    CNA: The Department of the Navy and Strategic Competition with the People’s Republic of China

    • 30 min

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