EXECUTIVE LECTURE FORUM: Activities: 2000: Bio: Zakheim

October 17, 2000

The Honorable Dov S. Zakheim, Corporate Vice President of System Planning Corporation, and former Deputy Under Secretary of Defense in the Pentagon.

Dov Zakheim has served as an adviser to the secretary of defense and under secretary of defense for policy since 1987. From 1985 to 1987, he was deputy under secretary of defense for planning and resources, and held various other senior Pentagon posts in the Reagan administration. He was previously with the Congressional Budget Office. Zakheim is currently corporate vice president of the System Planning Corporation (SPC), a high-technology research, analysis, and manufacturing firm, and chief executive officer and president of SPC International, Inc. Zakheim provides frequent radio, television, and press commentary on national security issues both in the United States and overseas media. He holds a D.Phil. In politics and economics from St Antony’s College, Oxford University, and has served as an adjunct professor at the National War College, Columbia University, Yeshiva University (NY) and Trinity College (CT). He is the author of Flight of the Lavi: Inside a U.S.-Israeli Crisis (Brassey’s, 1996) and Congress and National Security in the Post-Cold War Era (Nixon Center, 1998). He is a member of the Board of Visitors for the Department of Defense Regional Centers.

In January 2001, Mr. Zakheim becomes Deputy Undersecretary of Defense.

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