David J. Berteau

  • David J. Berteau is senior vice president and director of the CSIS National Security Program on Industry and Resources, covering national security plans, policies, programs, budgets, and resources; defense management, contracting, logistics, and acquisition; and national security economics and industrial base issues. Mr. Berteau is also an adjunct professor at Georgetown University and at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, a director of the Procurement Round Table, and a fellow of both the National Academy of Public Administration and the Robert S. Strauss Center at the University of Texas. Before he joined CSIS full time in 2008, he was director of national defense and homeland security for Clark & Weinstock, director of Syracuse University’s National Security Studies Program, and senior vice president at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), as well as a nonresident senior associate at CSIS. He served at senior levels in the U.S. Defense Department under four defense secretaries, including four years as principal deputy assistant secretary of defense for production and logistics. Mr. Berteau graduated with a B.A. from Tulane University in 1971 and received his master’s degree in 1981 from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas.


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