Daniel Burg

Adjunct Senior Fellow, Future of Warfare Initiative

Mr. Daniel Burg is an Adjunct Senior Fellow for the 20YY Warfare Initiative at the Center for a New American Security. 

From 2007 to 2013, Mr. Burg worked for Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation as Manager of Strategic Studies for the Navy Unmanned Combat Aircraft System (UCAS-N) Program, with overlapping responsibilities on several other major unmanned programs, such as Global Hawk and Fire Scout.  Mr. Burg led efforts to develop strategic operational concepts for advanced unmanned systems; to develop new measures of merit for unmanned systems; and to estimate potential cost savings that could accrue from replacing manned combat aircraft with comparably capable unmanned aircraft. 

In his prior years at Northrop Grumman (1985-2006) Mr. Burg led or conducted analyses for multiple other major programs, including F/A-18, T-38, and F-35, but was dedicated to the B-2 program for much of this time.  He led studies on B-2 operational effectiveness in both nuclear and conventional conflicts, on bomber force structure analysis, and on arms control proposals and program impacts.

 From 1982 to 1985 Mr. Burg worked as a Strategic Analyst for North American Rockwell, conducting strategic and operational analyses for the B-1B program and for Rockwell’s Advanced Concept Development project.

 Mr. Burg has presented informational and decision briefings to senior audiences in the Air Force, the Navy, and the DoD, and has been the primary author of numerous program and corporate publications.  He holds an M.A. in International Relations and an M.A. in Philosophy of Religion, both from Claremont Graduate School.  He holds a B.A. in Economics and Public Policy from Claremont McKenna College.

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