Jennifer McArdle

Non-Resident Fellow

Jennifer McArdle is a Non-Resident Fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments and is an Assistant Professor of Cyber Defense at Salve Regina University. Jennifer currently leads a research project exploring simulating computer network operations in the military's synthetic training environment. Her research interests include cyber power, military training and readiness, and military innovation. Her work has been featured in Real Clear World, The Cyber Defense Review, National Defense Magazine, and War on the Rocks, among others. She currently serves on Congressman James Langevin's Cyber Rhode Island Advisory Committee. 

Jennifer previously worked at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, where she served as a contractor for the Department of Defense, Defense Microelectronics Activity on cyber hardware and supply chain security. She has also held positions at the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the U.S. National Defense University, in addition to working in New Delhi, India at two defense research institutions.

She is currently a PhD candidate in War Studies at King's College London and the recipient of the RADM Fred Lewis (I/ITSEC) doctoral scholarship in modeling and simulation.


M.Phil in Politics
University of Cambridge

B.A. in Political Science and Justice Studies, summa cum laude, phi beta kappa
University of New Hampshire