Sarah Canna

Sarah Canna

Principal Research Analyst

I apply my open source analytic skills to regions of vital concern to US Combatant Commands, particularly the Middle East and South Asia. To help military planners understand the complex socio-cultural dynamics at play in evolving conflict situations, I developed a Virtual Think Tank (ViTTa) tool, which is designed to rapidly respond to emergent crises by pulsing NSI’s extensive subject matter expert (SME) network to provide deep, customized, multidisciplinary analysis for defense and industry clients. Prior to joining NSI, I completed my Master’s degree from Georgetown University in Technology and Security Studies. I hold a translation certificate in Spanish from American University and have been learning Dari for two years.