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I am a political economist studying innovation, industry, and international security.

Since September 2001, I have been advising industries and ministries on their issues of strategy, planning, and policy. My engagements have functionally included operations analysis, supply chain analysis, marketing, product development, competitive analysis, facilities management, portfolio strategy, business forecasting, privatization planning, organizational design, merger due diligence, and antitrust analysis. I previously served on the faculties of the US National Defense University and George Mason University. I worked earlier with Booz & Company, Charles River Associates, IBM, Accenture, and ANSER. I began my career as a shipboard officer in the US Navy.

I earned my BA in history and physics at Duke University, my MBA in business economics at the University of Chicago, and my PhD in public policy at the University of Texas at Austin, where I wrote my dissertation on the marketing of Mine-Resistant, Ambush-Protected vehicles to the US Army and Marine Corps during their campaigns in Afghanistan and Iraq. In short, I wrote the book ("Securing the MRAP") on how to get the military to buy what it needs but does not want.

Today, in this context, I continue as a public analyst and private advisor on military-industrial affairs. I engage in ongoing conversations with business strategists, marketers, engineers, and policy researchers. I read their most important books, think-tank reports, professional and academic journals, and blogs. I track the news on military developments in important regions. In the process, I assess the state of the art in emerging military technologies, and assess their likely trajectories of development. I publish my findings, solicit feedback, and restart the cycle. When my reports spark interest, I engage in bespoke research for industry.

All this works to inform innovators about how to invest for a secure future.