Gabriel Coll is a program manager and research associate for the Defense-Industrial Initiatives Group, where he focuses on defense contracts and budgets. He began an effort to build tools that make it easier to understand and plan for government investments. This work ranges from designing apps that evaluate tradeoffs in Navy shipbuilding plans to assessing the reliability of U.S. budget projections. His analytics work extends beyond defense investments to include CSIS operations, such as a new effort to improve our public events. He also leads the CSIS Service Committee. Prior to joining DIIG, he worked for the broader CSIS International Security Program, where he supported the development of the Federated Defense Project. His research focused on Asia and the Middle East. In 2013, he graduated from Boston University, where he majored in international relations, business administration, and history. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (with honors in international relations) and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. During 2011, he studied at Fudan University in Shanghai.