FDD provides timely research and analysis on a range of national security issues to the executive branch, members of Congress, and their staff.Schedule a Briefing
The Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) provides timely research and analysis on a range of national security issues to members of Congress and their staff and to all agencies throughout the U.S. government. Consistent with our organization’s values, FDD believes these issues transcend partisanship and require objective, research-driven analysis and policy options.
FDD offers its research and insights to officials throughout government and the military including:
- Briefings with our experts and scholars
- Critical issue briefs on timely national security issues
- Rapid response research driven by governmental needs
- Expert testimony for Congressional hearings
FDD will provide custom research on our issues, typically within 24 hours of a request.
FDD experts testify before Congress dozens of times each year.
FDD experts provide analysis to policymakers on a bi-partisan basis.
FDD provides actionable research.
Recent Congressional Testimony
China’s Global Influence and Interference Activities
Congressional Testimonies: U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission
Hearing on Global Terrorism of Fundamentalist Origin
Congressional Testimonies: Italian Parliament
The Chinese Communist Party’s Threat to America
Congressional Testimonies: Select Committee on the Strategic Competition Between the United States and the Chinese Communist Party
The Future of War: Is the Pentagon Prepared to Deter and Defeat America’s Adversaries?
Congressional Testimonies: House Armed Services Committee
Request for Information – Cyber Workforce Development Strategy
Congressional Testimonies: Office of the National Cyber Director
Protecting Americans’ Private Information from Hostile Foreign Powers
Congressional Testimonies: Senate Judiciary Committee
The JCPOA Negotiations and United States’ Policy on Iran Moving Forward
Congressional Testimonies: Senate Foreign Relations Committee
Russian Disinformation and Propaganda in Relation to the War Against Ukraine
Congressional Testimonies: European Parliament
File Number S7-09-22 – Comments on Proposed Rules
Congressional Testimonies: U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
The Dynamic Terrorism Landscape and What It Means for America
Congressional Testimonies: House Committee on Homeland Security
FDD's Centers on American Power
FDD houses three centers on American power, which include FDD’s Center on Military and Political Power, FDD’s Center on Economic and Financial Power, and FDD’s Center on Cyber and Technology Innovation.
FDD's Overnight Brief
Every morning, FDD brings the most important news to wonks and policymakers across DC and around the world.