David Berteau

  • Mid-sized firms feeling squeezed in federal market

    Most evidence anecdotal as there is no way to define these firms

  • More contractors than troops in Afghanistan

    Contractors continue to outnumber military personnel in Afghanistan. 57-percent of the Pentagon’s force in that country is now made up of contractors. But what does the future hold? David Berteau is director of the Defense-Industrial…

  • Deep-dive look at DoD contract spending 1999-2009

    From “U.S. Department of Defense Contract Spending and the Industrial Base” hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies: The Defense-Industrial Initiatives Group hosted a presentation of its annotated brief on Department of Defense…

  • Study cites gains in DoD contract competition

    Researchers at the Center for Strategic and International Studies find trends toward more competition in Defense Department contracting between 1999 and 2010. The Washington think tank also found DoD also had increased the use of fixed price contracting.

  • Insourcing vs. outsourcing in the defense sector

    Insourcing versus outsourcing – the debate continues. David Berteau is Senior Adviser and Director of the Defense-Industrial Initiatives Group, Center for Strategic and International Studies and he joins Francis Rose in today’s DoD Report.

  • Defense bill nudges toward outsourcing

    Several outsourcing-friendly provisions made their way into the Defense authorization bill approved by the House of Representatives last week. The bill would lift a moratorium on public-private competitions via the A-76 process in DoD, and expresses the sense of Congress that DoD should insource only those jobs which are inherently governmental.

  • Federal Drive interviews — May 30

    David Berteau of the International Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies discusses a lawsuit on women in combat. John Palguta of the Partnership for Public Service talks about a job-satisfaction report. Jeremy Herb of The Hill newspaper reviews the latest veterans issues being discussed on Capitol Hill. Mindy Eisenberg of the EPA reveals a new program to help find veterans jobs.

  • In Depth interviews – August 10

    On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

  • In Depth interviews – September 27

    On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

  • New analysis points to ‘equilibrium’ in DoD contract spending

    Over the past 20 years, spending on defense contracts far outstripped growth in the overall defense budget. But a new analysis from the Center for Strategic and International Studies points to an “equilibrium,” or steadiness, between contract spending as a share of DoD dollars. David Berteau, the senior vice president and director of the International Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Security, joined In Depth with Francis to discuss the think tank’s annual report on defense contracting trends.