Todd Harrison

Todd Harrison

Senior Fellow, Defense Budget Studies

Areas of Expertise

Defense Budgets
Military Compensation
Portfolio Management
Systems Engineering
Military Space Systems
Defense Acquisitions & Defense Industrial Base


Since joining CSBA in 2009, Mr. Harrison has authored a number of publications on trends in the overall defense budget, defense acquisitions, the defense industrial base, military personnel costs, military readiness, and the cost of the wars in Iraq, and Afghanistan. He frequently contributes to print and broadcast media and has appeared on CNBC, CNN, NPR, Al Jazeera English, and Fox News. He has been a guest lecturer for a number of organizations and is a part-time professor at George Washington University’s Elliot School of International Affairs. Mr. Harrison is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations and for the past two years has been named one of the Defense News 100 Most Influential People in U.S. Defense.

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