Morgan Dwyer Joins the CSIS International Security Program as Deputy Director for Policy Analysis with the Defense-Industrial Initiatives Group
September 9, 2019
WASHINGTON, September 9, 2019: The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is pleased to announce that Morgan Dwyer has joined CSIS as a fellow in the International Security Program (ISP) and deputy director for policy analysis in the Defense-Industrial Initiatives Group (DIIG). She will focus on acquisition policy, defense reform, and innovation and technology after having worked extensively on defense modernization in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Cost Assessment & Program Evaluation (OSD CAPE).
“Defense acquisition and reform has a significant impact on U.S. strategy and force structure,” said Dr. John J. Hamre, CSIS president and CEO. “I am looking forward to the strategic insights Morgan will bring to DIIG and ISP.”
Prior to joining CSIS, Morgan most recently served as an analyst in OSD CAPE, where she guided multibillion-dollar cyber investments through the programming process and led strategic portfolio reviews to address cross-domain problems with significant operational, programmatic, and policy implications. Before CAPE, Morgan served as a technical advisor at the Aerospace Corporation, where she modeled spacecraft operations and analyzed complex, interagency trade-offs in support of intelligence community decisions.
“Morgan is a tremendous talent who will further strengthen ISP’s expertise in defense innovation policy and industry adaptations,” said Dr. Kathleen Hicks, senior vice president, Henry A. Kissinger Chair, and director of ISP. “We’re delighted that she’s joining us.”
Morgan has also previously worked as an engineer at Boeing, where she built satellites that are currently in orbit. She continues to serve as an adjunct professor at the George Washington University, where she teaches a course on technology management.
“Morgan brings a wealth of experience and expertise in both industry and government to the DIIG team,” said Andrew Hunter, director of DIIG and senior fellow in ISP. “Her background in innovation; leveraging new acquisition authorities; and knowledge of the critical domains of space, cyber, and information operations will expand our depth and breadth in understanding trends across defense industry and the defense acquisition system.”
Morgan holds a Ph.D. in technology, management, and policy from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an M.S. in aeronautics and astronautics from Stanford University, and a B.S. in astronomy and physics from Yale University.