Doug Berenson is a Managing Director at Avascent, working in the firm’s defense and aerospace practice for nearly 20 years. He specializes in analyzing how the mix of economic, technology, business and programmatic conditions create challenges and opportunities for government and industry leaders. Doug works with clients worldwide to set policy, investment and other priorities in light of the unique conditions that define this market space.
Since 2015, Doug and his team have served the Government of Canada, providing policy advice and analytical support on defense programs, markets, and industries. The team’s work has spanned a wide array of policy issues and market sectors. Doug’s work aims to provide the Government with perspectives on best practices around the world that Canada can consider given its own priorities and goals.
Doug has published articles on defense markets and resources in Defense News, Armed Forces Journal, National Defense, and is a regular speaker on defense and national security issues. He is a former defense reporter for Inside the Pentagon, where he covered the U.S. defense budget and acquisition processes. He holds a B.A. from Connecticut College, and an M.A. from Georgetown University. Doug is based in Washington, DC.