Mission

The mission of CSWMD’s science and technology function is to explore the implications of advances in science and technology for applications having the potential for mass destruction, mass effect, or equivalently high impact to U.S. national security and defense.

 

Our Approach

The center’s two-part approach to S&T focuses on both analysis of emerging scientific and technological trends with high defense significance, and on how and whether existing governance models (including prevention, promotion, management, and response) can adequately address resulting security opportunities, concerns, and risks.

Our outcomes-based research tools include bibliometrics and other analyses, workshops, tabletops, and expert consultations to produce a variety of decision products and learning tools for use by policy makers and operators across DOD and the broader interagency.

 

Recent Publications

CSIS TU

Tech Unmanned | Aug. 12, 2021

Biotech to the Future

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

Listen as CSWMD's Dr. Diane DiEuliis and Austin Walne, Partner at ARTIS Ventures, speak to the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Tech Unmanned podcast about emerging biotechnologies. The views expressed in the podcast are those of the individual and not the organization.

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NCT

CBRNe Society NCT Magazine | July 28, 2021

“Designer Biology” and the Need for Biosecurity-by-Design

Diane DiEuliis and James Giordano

CSWMD's Dr. Diane DiEuliis and Dr. James Giordano, Departments of Neurology and Biochemistry and Cyber-SMART Center, Georgetown University are featured in the latest issue of CBRNe Society's NCT Magazine.

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CSIS

Tech Unmanned | July 20, 2021

Sensor Wars: The Quantum Menace

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

Listen as CSWMD's Sarah Jacobs Gamberini and Dr. Robert (Bob) Wyllie, Senior Research Scientist and the Chief of the Quantum Systems Division at the Georgia Tech Research Institute, speak to the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Tech Unmanned podcast about quantum sensors. The views expressed in the podcast are those of the individual and not the organization.

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Charles Deluvio

Inkstick | June 24, 2021

Arms Control in Today’s (Dis)Information Environment Part III

Jaclyn Kerr

Dr. Jaclyn Kerr's article is the final installment in a series of papers by Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS) Fellows examining Arms Control in Today’s (Dis)information Environment. The goal of the series is to contribute to a discussion about how disinformation could play a role in future arms control treaties and agreements.

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Cyber Threats and Weapons of Mass Destruction

CSWMD Proceedings | June 23, 2021

Cyber Threats and Weapons of Mass Destruction

Shane Smith

For two decades, U.S. policymakers, military leaders, and analysts have drawn connections between cyber threats and WMD that demand attention from experts who work in both fields. While recognizing there are a variety of definitions for WMD in use today, the WMD Center does not believe classifying cyber threats as WMD is warranted or advantageous for the United States at this time.

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Research Team


Diane DiEuliis
Assistant Director and Senior Fellow
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Gerald Epstein
Distinguished Fellow
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