Defense-Industrial Initiatives Group

Strengthening our understanding of the relationship between the Department of Defense and its industrial base

DIIG provides timely, in-depth analysis on the critical issues at the cross-section of the Department of Defense and its industrial base. With a focus on defense acquisition trends, technological innovation, security cooperation, and ongoing reform efforts, DIIG monitors important developments in the global defense industry. DIIG’s products consist of major research projects, published reports, commentaries, interviews, and events.

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Learn more about the CSIS Defense-Industrial Initiatives Group and the experts and staff that contribute to our analysis.

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Photo: Staff Sgt. Marco A. Gomez/USAF

Photo: Staff Sgt. Marco A. Gomez/USAF

Defense Acquisition Trends 2023: A Preliminary Look

This CSIS brief summarizes the Department of Defense’s latest acquisition trends. In fiscal year 2022, defense contracts to industry kept pace with inflation, but shifts in response to the war in Ukraine do not begin until 2023.

Brief by Gregory Sanders Nicholas Velazquez Emily Hardesty and Audrey Aldisert — December 7, 2023

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Transatlantic Defense during Wartime

Report by Cynthia Cook Max Bergmann Mark F. Cancian Gregory Sanders Sissy Martinez Otto Svendsen and Nicholas Velazquez — September 5, 2023

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