DAVID J. BERTEAU NAMED TO LEAD CSIS DEFENSE INDUSTRIAL INITIATIVES GROUP; PIERRE CHAO AND DAVID SCRUGGS TO SERVE AS SENIOR ASSOC
February 8, 2008
WASHINGTON, February 8, 2008 - The Center for Strategic and International Studies is pleased to announce that David J. Berteau has been named Senior Adviser and Director of the Defense Industrial Initiatives Group (DIIG) in the Center’s International Security Program (ISP). He will assume his new responsibilities March 3.
“David Berteau brings exceptional knowledge and just the right mix of experience in industry, government, and defense analysis to ensure that CSIS will remain engaged with those three communities and a leader in the national debate over critical defense business management and industrial base issues. He will build on the legacy for solid, dispassionate analysis that Pierre Chao and David Scruggs have established and lead our defense industrial group’s work in some new directions,” said CSIS President and CEO Dr. John Hamre.
The Defense Industrial Initiatives Group focuses on issues related to the health and management of the defense-industrial base. It has recently conducted projects on export controls, the federal services industrial base, the U.S. defense software industrial base, defense acquisition reform, and complex program management. Pierre Chao, who established the group and served as Director the past four years, and Senior Fellow David Scruggs have been named Senior Associates and will retain an active engagement with CSIS as they pursue a new business venture. “I am very excited about David Berteau’s appointment and look forward to supporting him and CSIS’s important defense-industrial public policy work,” said Pierre Chao.
David J. Berteau consults for Clark & Weinstock, where he has been Director of Homeland Security and National Defense since 2003. He has advised clients ranging from state governments and academic institutions to associations and private firms. From 1993 to 2001, he was Senior Vice President at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), where he managed operations for commercial and government customers on a wide range of issues, including cybersecurity, software development, law enforcement, and defense.
Mr. Berteau served in the U.S. Department of Defense for 12 years. He was Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Production and Logistics and acting Assistant Secretary 1990-93, where he was responsible for weapons production readiness, industrial base, base closures, defense logistics, installations, procurement, and environment. From 1986 through 1989, Mr. Berteau was the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Resource Management & Support, with responsibility for military and civilian manpower and requirements. He was the Assistant to the Deputy Secretary (1984-85) and Special Assistant to the Comptroller (1983-84).
Mr. Berteau has held a number of academic positions. He is currently an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University’s Security Studies Program and at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, and he serves on the Board of Visitors, Defense Acquisition University. From 2001-03 he was Director of Syracuse University’s National Security Studies Program. He has been a non-resident Senior Associate at CSIS for four years.
He has also played a leadership role in several influential government commissions. He served as a member of the 2007 Commission on Army Acquisition and Program Management in Expeditionary Operations, as Chairman of the 1992 government-wide Defense Conversion Commission, and as Executive Secretary of the President’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Defense Management (Packard Commission, 1985-86).
Mr. Berteau received the Secretary of Defense Medals for Distinguished Public Service in 1991 and Outstanding Public Service in 1987 and 1989 and the Secretary of the Army Medal for Exceptional Public Service in 2007. His column for Government Security News received the Gold Award in 2005 from the American Society of Business Publications Editors. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration and a director of the Procurement Round Table. He served on the NASA Advisory Council and has been a member of several Defense Science Board task forces. He earned his B.A. from Tulane University in 1971 and received his Master’s degree in 1981 from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas, where he was the Lyndon B. Johnson Congressional Fellow.
A native of Louisiana, he lives in Derwood, Maryland, with his wife, Jane Berteau; they have two grown children.
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