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.