When CSET was officially founded in January 2019, we were a small team with a handful of ambitious goals:
- to use evidence-driven analysis to answer pivotal questions about emerging technologies and their security implications,
- to produce relevant and timely work that influences policy outcomes, and
- to prepare the members of our team for policymaking careers of their own.
We’ve come a long way since then. Our research has made its way to the White House, the Pentagon, multiple congressional offices and committees, and many other policymaking bodies. We’ve expanded to a full-time staff of more than 50 people and seen many CSET alumni move into important policy positions at all levels of government.
To mark our third birthday, this progress report provides a detailed overview of CSET’s major accomplishments — our research, our impact, and our distinguished alumni — and highlights the areas where CSET researchers are conducting groundbreaking, data-driven analysis.