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Chris Bassler

Senior Fellow, CSBA

Dr. Chris Bassler is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA). He previously served as a civilian in both the Department of the Navy and Department of the Air Force, working as a scientist, engineer, designer, and strategist, across all domains. Before joining CSBA, he last served as Chief Strategy Officer in the F-35 Joint Program Office.

In a Connected Era, We Talk Too Much About Individual Weapons

Instead, budgeteers and lawmakers should weigh “networked force packages” of arms and gear.


How Chinese Strategists Think AI Will Power a Military Leap Ahead

The U.S. military should ready itself for a warfighting environment in which the PLA’s realizes its vision of "intelligenization."


The Next Steps For the Pentagon's AI Hub

Six ways the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center can accelerate the military’s use of AI.