Aspen Strategy Group

Dov S. Zakheim

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

Aspen Strategy Group


Dov S. Zakheim is Senior Advisor at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and Senior Fellow at CNA Corp. Previously he was Senior Vice President of Booz Allen Hamilton, where he led support of US Combatant Commanders. From 2001 to 2004, Dr. Zakheim served as the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) and Chief Financial Officer for the Department  of Defense. From 2002 to 2004 he was also DOD’s coordinator of civilian programs in Afghanistan. During the 2000 presidential campaign, he was a senior foreign policy advisor to then-Governor Bush. From 1985 to 1987, Dr. Zakheim was Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Planning and Resources. He is currently a member of the Congressionally-mandated Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission, the Defense Business Board and the Chief of Naval Operations Executive Panel and serves on several corporate and non-profit boards. He has chaired the National Intelligence Council’s International Business Practices Advisory Panel and frequently testifies before the Congress as an expert witness. Dr. Zakheim is Vice Chairman of both the Foreign Policy Research Institute and the Center for the National Interest, and has been an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and an Adjunct Professor at several universities. He received a B.A. summa cum laude from Columbia University and a D. Phil. from St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford, where he was a post-doctoral Research Fellow. He is a Fellow of the Royal Swedish Academy of Military Sciences and a member of the Aspen Strategy Group.