Bob is an expert in national security capabilities, economic analysis, and reform of the defense enterprise. He most recently served as the Director of Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation in the Pentagon. Previously, he held executive positions at financial and research firms, served on the House Armed Services Committee staff, and was the Executive Director of a congressional commission on military compensation and retirement. He holds an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School, an M.A. in International Security Studies from Georgetown University, and B.A.s in economics and mathematics from the University of Vermont. He also served in the U.S. Army infantry.