CNA Corporation

Position ID: 3135-ANALYST [#21887]
Position Title: Research Analyst
Position Type: Government or industry
Position Location: Arlington, Virginia 22201, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: National Security / Government / Naval Operations
Application Deadline: (posted 2022/12/27, listed until 2023/06/27)
Position Description:    

Systems, Tactics and Force Development

The Systems, Tactics, and Force Development (STF) division is part of the Center for Naval Analyses, which is the Department of the Navy’s Federally-Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC). Its mission is to provide analysis for decision-makers to support the development of tactics and employment of forces, the modernization and management of forces, and the establishment of integrated requirements. The division includes 70 full time and part time analysts with advanced degrees in physics, mathematics, engineering, chemistry, and other technical disciplines. Analysts support decision-makers by quantifying naval warfighting capabilities and limitations under realistic employment conditions; developing empirical or theoretical estimates for the performance of fleet systems and platforms; and developing creative solutions to complex tactical and force design challenges. The STF Division’s key lines of research include tactical employment analyses, force development analyses, and system performance analyses. Our tactical employment-related work focuses on the tactical development of systems, platforms, and forces; warfare and multi-mission tactical employment from platforms to maneuver units, and capability gaps. Our force development-related work focuses on technology military utility requirements, cost effectiveness analyses, future force architectures, and modernization issues. Our systems performance-related work focuses on design/engineering analyses, test performance and systems operational evaluations, system/system-of-systems interoperability, and modeling performance under operational conditions. The STF Division is currently organized around warfare domains with four research programs: Undersea Warfare; Surface Warfare; Strike and Air Warfare; and Cyber, IT Systems, and Networks. Analysts from these research program typically work collaboratively with research staff from other research areas across the FFRDC.

Data Science

The Data Science Division (DSD) is part of the Center for Naval Analyses. The mission of the DSD is to develop innovative, cutting-edge analytics that are relevant, impactful, and actionable. The DSD provides data science expertise and support to the Department of the Navy and Department of Defense. The division collaborates with our sponsors to transform their operations by making data and analytics an integral part of their decision-making. As part of the Navy’s only dedicated FFRDC, we use our analytic skills and our knowledge of naval operations to help create a competitive advantage for the Navy. That advantage has never been more critical than it is today, with great power competition challenging the Navy in several concurrent theaters and across all warfighting domains. The division has full time and part time analysts with advanced degrees in data science, operations research, statistics, economics, computer science, physics, mathematics, engineering, chemistry, and other technical disciplines

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