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Mark Cancian

Mark Cancian is a senior adviser with the International Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. A retired Marine Corps colonel, he joined CSIS in April 2015 from the Office of Management and Budget, where he spent more than seven years as chief of the Force Structure and Investment Division, working on issues such as Defense Department budget strategy, war funding, and procurement programs.

12 Keys to Successful National Defense Strategy Planning

As the Pentagon preps this year's version of the report formerly known as the QDR, a new study gleans practical advice from past efforts.


What to Watch for in 2016

It’s likely to be an important transitional year for many defense issues as the Obama administration draws to a close.