Todd Harrison Joins CSIS International Security Program
September 2, 2015
WASHINGTON, September 1, 2015 – Noted defense budget expert Todd Harrison officially joins the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) today as director of defense budget analysis and senior fellow in the International Security Program. Harrison will lead the Center’s efforts to provide in-depth, current, and nonpartisan research and analysis of defense funding issues. As a senior fellow, he will provide expert analysis in the area of space defense, as well as other key national security issues.
Mr. Harrison will work closely with senior adviser Mark Cancian, a force structure and budget expert, and senior fellow Andrew P. Hunter, an expert in acquisitions and director of the Defense-Industrial Initiatives Group, along with other experts in the International Security Program.
“With the addition of Todd, CSIS has put together a premier defense analysis team,” said Dr. Kathleen Hicks, senior vice president, Henry A. Kissinger Chair, and director of the International Security Program at CSIS. “As Congress returns and the budget battle heats up ahead of the end of the fiscal year, CSIS will be well equipped under Todd’s leadership to weigh in on key defense resourcing questions.”
Mr. Harrison comes to CSIS from the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments. He previously worked in the aerospace industry, as well as for Department of Defense clients at Booz Allen Hamilton. He also served in the U.S. Air Force Reserves.
“CSIS has long been known for its impartial analysis and spot-on recommendations concerning defense strategy, budget, and capabilities,” said Dr. John Hamre, president, CEO, and the Pritzker Chair at CSIS. “Adding Todd to our team raises our game even further. We are delighted to have him join us.”
Mr. Harrison frequently appears in the media and has been named one of the Defense News 100 Most Influential People in U.S. Defense. He holds a B.S. and an M.S. in aeronautics and astronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is a bipartisan, nonprofit 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 decisionmakers