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Steven Kosiak

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Steven Kosiak is Vice President, Budget Studies, at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, where he performs research and analysis of a broad array of defense budget issues, including weapons modernization, force structure, readiness, military pay and benefits, cost and affordability concerns, and the link between defense spending and overall federal budget trends and priorities. Prior to joining CSBA in 1991, Kosiak was senior analyst at the Center for Defense Information. He has worked on Capitol Hill and in the Office of the Defense Advisor at the U.S. Mission to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Kosiak is the author of CSBA's annual budget analysis and contributes significantly to other publications on defense and security issues. His most recent publications include Military Manpower for the Long Haul, Analysis of the FY 2009 Defense Budget Request, US Fighter Modernization Plans: Near-Term Choices, and Arming the Heavens: A Preliminary Assessment of the Potential Cost and Cost-Effectiveness of Space-Based Weapons. Kosiak is frequently cited in major national news articles and appears on network television and radio news programs. His work has been published in The New York Times and The Washington Post, and professional and public policy journals, including The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, Aviation Week & Space Technology, Armed Forces Journal, and Defense News. Kosiak received his JD from Georgetown University Law Center, and holds a Masters degree in Public Affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University, and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Minnesota.

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