The Atlantic Council named Dr. Daniel Chiu, former deputy assistant secretary of defense for strategy and force development in the Department of Defense (DoD), as deputy director of its Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security.

Dr. Chiu is known widely across the US government for his strategic thinking and defense and force planning expertise. At the Defense Department, he was primarily responsible for developing national defense strategy and guidance for defense investments in military force structure, technology, and non-materiel solutions.  In this capacity, he oversaw the strategic analysis process, products, and community while leading work using innovative methodologies and tools to assess and manage a wide range of disparate risks across the DoD enterprise. 

Originally appointed to serve in the Obama Administration in 2009, Dr. Chiu led work on the 2010 Quadrennial Defense Review, 2012 Defense Strategic Guidance, and 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review.  Chiu has received numerous awards for his work at DoD, including the Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service and the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Public Service, and was nominated by his staff as 2014 Leader of the Year in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy.

“We are delighted to have Dan join the Atlantic Council team,” said Atlantic Council Vice President and Scowcroft Center Director Barry Pavel.  “His ability to think creatively and strategically on the most important issues of the day will be a vital asset to the Council’s growing work on emerging security challenges and strategy.”

Prior to his appointment, Dr. Chiu had a long career as a senior consultant and analyst for DoD at the Institute for Defense Analyses, the Hicks and Associates Center for Adaptive Strategies and Threats, DFI International, and the Center for Naval Analyses.  His work over the years included researching alternative futures, emerging challenges, Asia-Pacific security, issues related to weapons of mass destruction, and nuclear strategy and policy. 

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