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Todd Harrison

Senior Associate, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Todd Harrison is a non-resident senior associate with the Aerospace Security Project and Defense Budget Analysis program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Mr. Harrison is currently the managing director of Metrea Strategic Insights, where he leads the company’s efforts to conduct innovative, insightful, and pathfinding research. Prior to joining Metrea in May 2022, Mr. Harrison was a senior fellow and the director of the CSIS Defense Budget Analysis program and Aerospace Security Project, where he led the Center’s efforts to provide in-depth, nonpartisan research and analysis of defense funding, space security, and air power issues. Mr. Harrison joined CSIS from the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA), where he was a senior fellow for defense budget studies. At both CSIS and CSBA, Mr. Harrison authored numerous publications on trends in the defense budget, military space systems, threats to space systems, civil space exploration, defense acquisitions, military compensation and readiness, and military force structure, among other topics. Mr. Harrison previously worked at Booz Allen Hamilton, where he consulted for the U.S. Air Force on satellite communications systems and supported a variety of other clients evaluating the performance of acquisition programs. Prior to Booz Allen, he worked for AeroAstro Inc., a small start-up developing advanced space technologies, and as a management consultant at Diamond Cluster International. Mr. Harrison previously served as a captain in the U.S. Air Force Reserves and is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with both a BS and an MS in aeronautics and astronautics. He is currently a non-resident senior associate at CSIS, a member of the National Security Space Association Board of Advisors, and an adjunct faculty member at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

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