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Dov S. Zakheim
Dov S. Zakheim

Dov S. Zakheim

Appointed 2008 by then President George W. Bush

Senior Fellow, CNA Corporation, 2010-present
Senior Advisor, Center for Strategic and International Studies, 2010-present
Senior Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton, 2004-2010
Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) and Chief Financial Officer, 2001-2004
Dr. Zakheim was the principal advisor to the Secretary of Defense on financial and budgetary matters, developing and managing the world’s largest budgets, overseeing all aspects of the Department’s accounting and auditing systems, and negotiating five major defense agreements with U.S. allies and partners. He was DoD’s coordinator of civilian programs in Afghanistan from 2002-2004.
System Planning Corporation - Corporate Vice President, and SPC International Corp.- Chief Executive Officer, 1987-2001;
Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Planning and Resources), 1985-1987.
Dr. Zakheim played a leading role in the Department's system acquisition, strategic planning, programming and budget processes.
Department of Defense – various Senior Executive Service positions, 1981-1985;
Congressional Budget Office, 1975-81.

BA (summa cum laude) Columbia University, 1970;
D Phil, University of Oxford, 1974. (National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow, Columbia College Kellett Fellow and St. Antony’s College Research Fellow).
Adjunct Professor: National War College (1991), Yeshiva University (1995), Columbia University (1997), Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut - Presidential Scholar- (1998).
Adjunct Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations, 2000-2001;
Adjunct Scholar, Heritage Foundation, 1988-2001;
Senior Advisor, Center for Strategic and International Studies, 2007-present;
Elected to Royal Swedish Academy of Military Sciences.
Department of Defense Distinguished Public Service Medals, 1986, 1987, 2004;
Department of the Navy Medal for Outstanding Public Service, 2004.

A Vulcan's Tale: How the Bush Administration Mismanaged the Reconstruction of Afghanistan (Brookings, 2010); Congress and National Security in the Post-Cold War Era (The Nixon Center, 1998); Flight of the Lavi: Inside A U.S.-Israeli Crisis (Brassey’s, 1996). Ten other monographs and over two hundred articles, op-eds or chapters in books.

Public Service
United States Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad, 1991-93;
Department of Defense Task Force on Defense Reform, 1997;
Board of Visitors of the Department of Defense Overseas Regional Schools, 1998;
Defense Science Board Task Force on "The Impact of DOD Acquisition Policies on the Health of the Defense Industry", 2000;
Chairman, National Intelligence Council’s International Business Practices Advisory Panel, 2007-present;
Member, Defense Business Board (which he helped establish), 2004-present;
Member, Chief of Naval Operations Executive Panel, 2004-present;
Member, Secretary of the Navy Advisory Board, 2008.

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