David J. Berteau Named Director of New CSIS National Security Program on Industry and Resources

Washington, Sept 13, 2013--The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) has named David J. Berteau as the director of the new National Security Program on Industry and Resources. This CSIS effort will combine ongoing research on the defense industry, government procurement, and national security programs and contracts with an increased focus on the current and future constraints on budgets and resources.

“We are now in a period where managing defense resources is of paramount importance,” said Dr. John Hamre, CSIS president and CEO. “David Berteau has precisely the background and skills to lead this important effort.”

Mr. Berteau, a senior vice president at CSIS, has been with the Center for 12 years and has led the CSIS Defense-Industrial Initiatives Group (DIIG) for nearly 6 years. He will apply more than 30 years of senior defense and national security management experience to the need for improved management of budget and program resources across the national security spectrum. In addition to issues historically addressed by DIIG, the National Security Program in Industry and Resources (NSPIR) will address critical defense industry concerns at a time when the diminishing defense budget and the demands of global competition pose serious challenges for the industry, the military, and the nation. As a key part of the CSIS International Security Program (ISP) under Dr. Kathleen Hicks, NSPIR will reinforce the renewed focus ISP is bringing to the full range of national security strategy, policy, and program issues.

Mr. Berteau began his affiliation with CSIS in 2001 as a nonresident senior adviser. Prior to joining the Center, he spent 12 years in the Defense Department, serving at senior levels for four secretaries of defense. He ran the National Security Studies Program at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and serves today as an adjunct professor at both Georgetown University and the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. He is a fellow with the National Academy of Public Administration and a senior fellow at the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law, also at the University of Texas at Austin. He received his undergraduate degree from Tulane University and a master’s degree from the LBJ School at the University of Texas.


The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is a bipartisan, non-profit organization founded in 1962 and headquartered in Washington, D.C.  It seeks to advance global security and prosperity by providing strategic insights and policy solutions to decision makers.