Gabriel Coll is a program manager and research associate for the Defense-Industrial Initiatives Group (DIIG) at CSIS, where he focuses on defense contracts and budgets. He is currently working on an initiative to build tools that make it easier to understand and plan for government investments. Prior to joining DIIG, he worked for the CSIS International Security Program, where he supported the development of the Federated Defense Project and provided research on Asia and the Middle East. In 2013, he graduated from Boston University, where he majored in international relations, business administration, and history, and holds a B.S.B.A. and B.A. with honors. During 2011, he studied at Fudan University in Shanghai.