The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) is an independent, bipartisan, nonprofit organization that develops strong, pragmatic and principled national security and defense policies. CNAS engages policymakers, experts, and the public with innovative, fact-based research, ideas and analysis to shape and elevate the national security debate. A key part of their mission is to inform and prepare the national security leaders of today and tomorrow.
This grant funded a study of veteran outcomes that will identify the best metrics for measuring performance across public, private and nonprofit sector organizations serving veterans. This study will build on previous CNAS research into wellness, veteran nonprofits, and community collaboration, as well as its broader research portfolio on veterans. This study will focus on three broad research questions: what are the metrics being used now across the veteran sector; what metrics are being used well by other sectors; and what metrics ought to be used in the veteran sector. The outcome for this project will be a CNAS paper on veteran outcomes, as well as at least two working groups and one launch discussion accompanying the release of the paper.