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Phil Carter, Senior Fellow, Center for a New American Security

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.

Tags: Phil Carter , Health IT , technology , In Depth

Wednesday - 01/28/2015, 04:14pm EST

Dafna Rand, Deputy Director of Studies, Center for a New American Security

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.

Tags: Dafna Rand , Federal Drive , Tom Temin

Monday - 09/29/2014, 10:24am EDT

Ben Fitzgerald, senior fellow, Center for a New American Security

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.

Tags: Ben Fitzgerald , cybersecurity , In Depth

Monday - 07/28/2014, 03:49pm EDT

DoD's top officers lack skills needed to lead tomorrow's military, report says

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.

Tags: DoD , management , training , workforce , David Barno , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell

Monday - 10/28/2013, 02:00pm EDT

Report: US needs to invest in National Guard and Reserves

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.

Tags: DoD Report , Dorobek Insider , Travis Sharp , National Guard and Reserves

Tuesday - 09/28/2010, 03:40pm EDT

Cyber experts call for creation of new agency

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.

Tags: Kristin Lord , Cybersecurity Update , technology , In Depth , Ruben Gomez , homeland security , DHS

Tuesday - 05/31/2011, 07:17pm EDT

Center for New American Security releases new publications on Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development

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

Tags: Must Reads , Dorobek Insider , QDDR , State ,

Thursday - 09/16/2010, 03:59pm EDT

Training for future military leaders examined

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

Tags: mngt , security , training , John Nagl , DoD

Friday - 02/19/2010, 09:30am EST