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David J. Berteau

David  J. Berteau

Adjunct Associate Professor and Senior Vice President, director of the CSIS International Security Program


David J. Berteau is senior vice president and director of the CSIS International Security Program, covering defense management, programs, contracting, and acquisition. His group also assesses national security economics and industry. Mr. Berteau is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University, a director of the Procurement Round Table, and a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration and the Robert S. Strauss Center at the University of Texas. Prior to joining CSIS, he was director of national defense and homeland security for Clark & Weinstock, director of Syracuse University’s National Security Studies Program, and a senior vice president at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). He served 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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