Aspen Strategy Group

Dov S. Zakheim

Dov S. ZakheimSenior Fellow, CNA Corporation
Senior Adviser, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Program:
Aspen Strategy Group

Biography

Dov S. Zakheim is a Senior Fellow at the CNA Corporation and a Senior Adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Previously, he was Senior Vice President of Booz Allen Hamilton, where he led the firm’s support of the U.S. Combatant Commanders worldwide.  From 2001 to 2004, he was Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) and Chief Financial Officer for the Department of Defense. From 2002 to 2004, he was also the DOD’s coordinator of civilian programs in Afghanistan.  Prior to this, he was both Corporate Vice President of System Planning Corporation and Chief Executive Officer of SPC International Corporation.  During the 2000 presidential campaign, he served as a senior foreign policy advisor to then-Governor Bush.  Dr. Zakheim has held a variety of positions within government including Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Planning and Resources and several other DOD posts.  Earlier in his career, he was a principal analyst in the National Security and International Affairs Division of the Congressional Budget Office. Outside of government, he has been an adjunct Senior Fellow of the Council on Foreign Relations, an adjunct Scholar of the Heritage Foundation, an adjunct professor at the National War College, Yeshiva University, Columbia University, and Trinity College. Dr. Zakheim chairs the National Intelligence Council’s International Business Practices Advisory Panel, and is a member of the Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan; the Defense Business Board, which he helped establish, the Chief of Naval Operations Executive Panel, the Secretary of the Navy’s Advisory Panel and the Council on Foreign Relations. Dr. Zakheim is the author of over a dozen books. He received a B.A. in government from Columbia University, studied at the London School of Economics, and earned a Ph.D. in Economics and Politics from St. Antony’s College at the University of Oxford.  He is a member of the Aspen Strategy Group.