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DoD Vet Susanna Blume Named a CNAS Fellow

Susanna Blume

Susanna Blume, former deputy chief of staff for programs and plans at the Defense Department, has been appointed as a fellow for the Defense Strategies and Assessments Program at the Center for a New American Security.

CNAS said Tuesday she will offer her insights on defense budget and posture, force management and strategic planning matters to the program.

“I had the pleasure of working with [Blume] at the Pentagon, and I have seen her intelligence, her insight, and her expertise in action, said CNAS CEO Michele Flournoy.

Blume previously worked for the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy and the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Plans and Posture.

She received a bachelor’s degree in the history of art from Johns Hopkins University, a master’s degree in international studies from JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies and a law degree from George Washington University Law School.

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