Our Mission

Future Concepts and Capabilities. Grand Strategy in an Era of Great Power Competition. Budget and Resources.

The Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA) is the world’s premier center for understanding future international competition and conflict.  

Our mission is to develop innovative, resource-informed defense concepts, promote public debate, and spur action to advance U.S. and allied interests.

Our vision is to set the terms of debate for the future of national defense and drive change in concept development, force structure, and resources to prepare the United States and its allies to compete and win in an era characterized by great power competition and conflict.

CSBA is proud to share that its values ensure the team achieves its mission and lives its vision:  Independence. Objectivity. Integrity. Innovation. Expertise. Quality.