Center for Naval Analyses

The Center for Naval Analyses is the federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) for the United States Navy and Marine Corps. It also provides research and analysis services to other military and government agencies to help improve the efficiency and effectiveness of U.S. national defense efforts. The Center pioneered the field of operations research over 70 years ago. Its research divisions address issues of preparedness, operations evaluation, systems analysis, foreign affairs, strategic relationships, humanitarian operations, logistics, and manpower.

On October 14, 2016, CNA convened a half-day meeting of experts to discuss the use of special operations forces by the next administration.