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David J. Berteau, Senior Adviser and Director:
David J. Berteau is senior adviser and director of the CSIS Defense-Industrial Initiatives Group, where he leads research related to the health and management of the defense industrial base, including projects on defense acquisition reform, export controls, contracts for federal services, the U.S. defense software industrial base, and complex program management. Mr. Berteau serves on Defense Science Board task forces on the defense industrial structure and on integrating commercial systems into defense. He also serves on the secretary of the army’s Commission on Army Acquisition and Program Management in Expeditionary Operations.
Prior to joining CSIS, he was director of national defense and homeland security for Clark & Weinstock, with state governments, academic institutions, associations, and private firms as clients. A former director of Syracuse University’s National Security Studies Program, Mr. Berteau is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University, a member of the Defense Acquisition University Board of Visitors, and a director of the Procurement Round Table. He is a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration and a member of the Federal Outreach Advisory Committee of the Association of Defense Communities. Previously, Mr. Berteau was a senior vice president at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) for seven years, and he served in the 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.
Greg Kiley, Senior Associate:
Gregory Kiley is a Senior Associate at CSIS, covering national security and defense budget matters. Having recently left Capitol Hill, Mr. Kiley spent the past six years as a Senior Professional Staff Member for the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC). As Staff Director for two SASC subcommittees, his oversight portfolio included all air and ground forces, military readiness, the Department of Defense budget, information technology, and defense business transformation efforts. Responsibilities included coordinating and conducting congressional hearings, developing and drafting legislation, and negotiating and staffing passage of annual National Defense Authorization Acts and supplemental spending bills. Prior to joining the SASC, Mr. Kiley spent 3 years as a Principal Analyst for the National Security Division of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) concentrating on logistics and readiness issues. He authored two major reports entitled The Effects of Aging on the Cost of Operating and Maintaining Military Equipment (August, 2001) and The Long-Term Implications of Current Defense Plans (January 2003). Prior to the CBO, Mr. Kiley served 15 years in the US Air Force, primarily as a C-130 Pilot, deploying throughout the world including Southwest Asia, Europe, the Far East, and Latin America. He also held positions as a Wing Plans Officer, Maintenance Officer, and Information Management Officer. Mr. Kiley is a graduate of the US Air Force Academy (1988), the Graduate School of Public Affairs at the University of Maryland (1990), and the Seminar XXI Program of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2003).
Gary Powell, Senior Associate:
Gary Powell is a Senior Associate with the Defense-Industrial Initiatives Group at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Prior to joining CSIS, Mr. Powell spent more than thirty years with the Department of Defense, most recently, as the Assistant Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Industrial Policy (ADUSD(IP)), the senior career DoD executive for all matters related to the defense industry and industrial policy. As the ADUSD(IP), Mr. Powell directed or oversaw all corporate DoD industrial capability assessments to identify potential near-term industrial bottlenecks and long-term industrial capability viability concerns. He also represented DoD equities to Congress for current and proposed “Buy American” legislation; and other industrial base-related statutes and policies.
Mr. Powell directed DoD mergers and acquisitions reviews for both antitrust (Hart-Scott-Rodino) and national security (Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States) purposes. Mr. Powell also directed DoD’s Defense Priorities and Allocations System and Priority Allocation of Industrial Resources Task Force to ensure the most important DoD programs receive priority delivery when faced with production resource constraints; most recently supporting U.S. and coalition operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Finally, Mr. Powell's responsibilities also included the development of policies, procedures, analyses, and recommendations relating to defense industrial resources and defense industry trends; and the programmatic, industrial, financial, and economic impacts of DoD acquisition strategies on the industrial base.
Hardin Lang, Senior Associate:
Hardin Lang is a senior associate with the CSIS International Security Program. Previously he worked at the Department of Peacekeeping Operations at the United Nations, where he was responsible for Afghanistan and Haiti and helped establish the Office of the UN Special Envoy for Haiti, directed by former U.S. president Bill Clinton. Lang has spent over 11 years working for the United Nations and other international organizations in conflict zones, including in Central America, the Balkans, Gaza, and Iraq. His areas of expertise include peacekeeping and stability operations, humanitarian assistance, displaced populations, human rights, and economic dimensions of peace building. He has published widely, including for the Economist Intelligence Unit, and has been a contributing author to numerous UN reports. His research on political violence in Central America was published by the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences. He holds a masters in public administration from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School and a masters in international history from the London School of Economics.
Stephanie Sanok Kostro, Senior Fellow:
Stephanie Sanok is a senior fellow at CSIS, working on acquisition reform, export controls, and a variety of international security projects. Prior to joining CSIS, she served at the U.S. embassy in Baghdad, where she developed policy options for the U.S. government’s efforts to support a sovereign, stable, and self-reliant Iraq. While there, she collaborated closely with military and civilian colleagues to revise the Joint Campaign Plan—a unique interagency strategy to strengthen U.S. relations with Iraq along political, economic, energy, rule of law, and security lines of operation—and identify strategic risks and transition issues related to the U.S. military withdrawal. From 2005 to 2008, Ms. Sanok was a professional staff member on the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Armed Services (HASC); from 2006 to 2007, she directed the HASC policy team, which handled overarching defense policy topics and special projects, including issues such as detention of enemy combatants, export controls and technology security, troops levels in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the Pentagon’s role in foreign assistance and civil aspects of overseas operations. At the Pentagon from 1998 to 2005, she worked in the secretary of defense’s counterproliferation, European, and NATO policy offices and, as a Presidential Management Fellow, completed rotations in the secretary of defense’s policy, comptroller, and personnel/readiness offices, in the Joint Staff’s Strategic Plans and Policy Directorate, and at the U.S. embassy Sarajevo and the U.S. mission to NATO. Ms. Sanok received a master of public policy degree with concentrations in international security policy and conflict resolution from Harvard University in 1998 and a B.S. degree (with honors) in communication and international relations from Cornell University.
Gregory Sanders, Fellow:
Gregory Sanders is a fellow with the Defense-Industrial Initiatives Group at CSIS, where he manages a research team that analyzes data on U.S. government contract spending and other budget and acquisition issues. He employs data visualization and other ways to use complex data collections to create succinct and innovative tables, charts, and maps. His recent research focuses on contract spending by major government departments, contingency contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan, and European and Asian defense budgets. This work requires management of data from a variety of databases, most notably the Federal Procurement Database System, and extensive cross-referencing of multiple budget data sources. In support of these goals, he employs SQL Server, as well as the statistical programming language R. Sanders holds an M.A. in international studies from the University of Denver and a B.A. in government and politics, as well as a B.S. in computer science, from the University of Maryland.
Ryan Crotty, Fellow:
Ryan Crotty is a fellow with the Defense-Industrial Initiatives Group at CSIS. His work at DIIG has focused on long-term defense spending trends, defense budget issues, and foreign military sales and aid. Ryan received his M.A. in International Affairs from the Pennsylvania State University in where he also worked as a research assistant to Ambassador Dennis Jett. While at Penn State, he was a 2010 recipient of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence's Strategic and Global Security Scholars Program scholarship, through which he studied at the Baobab Center in Dakar, Senegal. Previously, he worked in state government consulting. Ryan also holds a B.A. in government and international studies from Colby College.
T.J. Cipoletti, Research Associate:
T.J. Cipoletti is a research associate with the International Security Program at CSIS, where he conducts research on a wide range of European and U.S. national security issues. Previously, he served in similar capacities with the Henry A. Kissinger Chair and Europe Program at CSIS. Prior to joining CSIS, he completed internships on Capitol Hill and at the Intellibridge Corporation, where he authored open-source intelligence briefs on European political and security developments for a wide range of corporate clients. Mr. Cipoletti received his M.Sc. in European politics and governance from the London School of Economics and Political Science and graduated magna cum laude from Bethany College with a B.A. in political science and a minor in history.
Jesse Ellman, Research Associate:
Jesse Ellman is a research associate with the Defense-Industrial Initiatives Group at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). He specializes in U.S. defense acquisition issues, with a particular focus on recent U.S. Army modernization efforts. Mr. Ellman holds a B.A. in Political Science from Stony Brook University, and a M.A. with honors in Security Studies, with a concentration in Military Operations, from Georgetown University.