James Di Pane is a research associate and program manager for the Index of U.S. Military Strength. In these roles, he conducts research on the U.S. Coast Guard, Arctic security affairs and cybersecurity, in addition to managing the production of Heritage’s annual Index of U.S. Military Strength.
Before joining Heritage and the Center for National Defense in 2017, he was a member of the Young Leaders Program in the Asian Studies Center.
Di Pane holds a Master of Arts in National Security Affairs with a specialization in Intelligence from the Institute of World Politics. He received a Bachelor of Arts from Azusa Pacific University in Political Science.
He was born and raised in southern California, and lives in Washington, D.C