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Think Tank Vet Stacie Pettyjohn Appointed CNAS Defense Program Director; Richard Fontaine Quoted

Stacie Pettyjohn

Stacie Pettyjohn, formerly a political scientist at nonprofit public policy think tank Rand Corp., has joined the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) as a senior fellow and director of CNAS' defense program. “With Stacie at the helm, the team is poised to tackle the most critical, complicated, and controversial issues facing the Department of Defense while continuing its record of significant policy impact," said CNAS CEO Richard Fontaine.

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Former DIA Director Robert Ashley Named CNAS Adjunct Senior Fellow

Robert Ashley

Robert Ashley, Jr., former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency and a two-time Wash100 Award recipient, has been named an adjunct senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security. Ashley retired from the U.S. Army with the rank of lieutenant general in November 2020 after more than 36 years in active duty. 

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Report Calls for Significant Increase in Federal AI Research Spending to $25B; Rep. Will Hurd Quoted

Rep. Will Hurd

A new report from the Bipartisan Policy Center and the Center for New American Security recommends that the federal government immediately double research-and-development spending on artificial intelligence and increase R&D funding for AI efforts to $25 billion by fiscal year 2025.

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Ryan McCarthy Previews Army’s FY 2020 Budget Plan

Army Undersecretary Ryan McCarthy has offered a preview of the service’s budget request for fiscal 2020 at a Center for a New American Security event held on Monday, FCW reported Monday. "There are some hard choices in this budget, and there will be more in the future,” McCarthy said about the service’s spending plan to be released next week. 

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Ben FitzGerald to Lead DoD Strategy & Design Office

Ben FitzGerald, a professional staff member on the Senate Armed Services Committee, has been appointed director of the Defense Department‘s strategy and design office in a move slated to take effect Jan. 2. DoD said Thursday FitzGerald will lead the reorganization of the Pentagon’s office of the undersecretary of defense for …

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CNAS Forms Task Force to Advise Gov’t on US Sanctions Practices

The Center for a New American Security has formed a new task force focused on providing ideas that work to help the administration and Congress develop and implement sanctions against entities that violate U.S. policies. CNAS said Tuesday the Future of U.S. Sanctions Task Force within its energy, economics and security …

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