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David trachtenberg

David Trachtenberg

Defense (joined: Oct. 17, 2017)

Principal Deputy Under Secretary for Policy | Financial Disclosure »

Bio, via Department of Defense:

Prior to his confirmation, Mr. Trachtenberg served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Shortwaver Consulting, LLC, a national security consultancy. From 2005-2007 he was a Vice President of CACI International and served from 2003-2005 as Senior Vice President for Homeland Security and Senior Vice President for Corporate Support at National Security Research, Inc. From 2001-2003, Mr. Trachtenberg was Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy, with responsibility for issues relating to NATO, Europe, Russia and Eurasia, technology security, counterproliferation, missile defense, nuclear forces, and arms control. During this period, he also served as Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Forces Policy, overseeing the office responsible for the Nuclear Posture Review and providing policy rationale leading to the withdrawal from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty and deployment of an initial national missile defense capability. He headed numerous interagency delegations abroad in support of the President's direction to encourage international cooperation on missile defense, leading discussions with the Russian Federation on this topic. From 1995-2001, he was a Professional Staff Member on the House Armed Services Committee. In 2003, Mr. Trachtenberg was awarded the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service, the highest honorary award presented by DOD to private citizens. Mr. Trachtenberg received a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from the University of Southern California and a Master of Science degree in Foreign Service from Georgetown University. He is widely published and was an adjunct professor in Missouri State University's Defense and Strategic Studies program.

Former Positions Outside Government

Former Compensation Sources

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Employment Assets

Description Value Income
Missouri State University $28,850
ALEX-Alternative Experts, LLC (Small business government contractor)(Shortwaver client) $42,854
National Institute for Public Policy (Non- profit public education organization ) $2,500
Carey Watermark Invs Inc REIT 1 $15,001 - $50,000 $1,001 - $2,500
Aquila Three Peaks Opp growth Class Y $15,001 - $50,000 None (or less than $201)
BMO LGM Emerging Markets Equity Cl A $15,001 - $50,000 None (or less than $201)
John Hancock Intl Growth Cl A $15,001 - $50,000 $201 - $1,000
Shelton Capital Management NASDAQ 100 Index $15,001 - $50,000 $201 - $1,000
AIG Focused Dividend Strategy Portfolio, A Share $15,001 - $50,000 $1,001 - $2,500
Wasatch Core Growth Fund $15,001 - $50,000 None (or less than $201)
Lord Abbett Floating Rate FD Cl A $15,001 - $50,000 $201 - $1,000
Lord Abbett High Yield Fund Class A $15,001 - $50,000 $201 - $1,000
Pimco Income Fund Cl D $15,001 - $50,000 $201 - $1,000
Prudential Global Total Return Class Z $1,001 - $15,000 $201 - $1,000
ProShares Trust Morningstar Alternatives Solution ETF Fund $15,001 - $50,000 $201 - $1,000
U.S. brokerage account (cash) None (or less than $1,001) None (or less than $201)
Morgan Stanley Mortgage Sec Tr Cl A None (or less than $1,001) $201 - $1,000
U.S. bank account (cash) $1,001 - $15,000 None (or less than $201)
Center for Strategic and International Studies (think tank) $750
Dezenhall Resources, Ltd. (strategic communications supporting clients)(Shortwaver client) $4,000
Renaissance Strategic Advisors (Management consulting)(Shortwaver client) $325
Wikistrat, Inc. (Crowdsourced consulting) $1,000

Other Income/Assets

Description Value Income
U.S. Bank account #1 (cash) $1,001 - $15,000 None (or less than $201)
U.S. Bank account #2 (cash) $1,001 - $15,000 None (or less than $201)
U.S. Credit union account (cash) $15,001 - $50,000 None (or less than $201)
Annuity - Prudential
Variable Investment Bond: AST Multi-Sector Fixed Income $50,001 - $100,000 None (or less than $201)
Annuity - TransAmerica
TA Managed Risk - Balanced ETF $100,001 - $250,000 None (or less than $201)
Brokerage account
U.S. brokerage account (cash) None (or less than $1,001) None (or less than $201)
Brokerage account #2
Intel Corp, INTC $1,001 - $15,000 None (or less than $201)
Lord Abbett Short Duration Income Fund CL A, LALDX $1,001 - $15,000 None (or less than $201)
FS Investment Corp 3 $1,001 - $15,000 $201 - $1,000
WP Carey Watermark Investors REIT $1,001 - $15,000 $1,001 - $2,500

Employment Agreements and Arrangements

Employer or Party City, State Status and Terms Date
Missouri State University Springfield, Missouri I will take an unpaid leave of absence from the MSU Department of Defense and Strategic Studies in Fairfax, VA for two years and will request an additional leave of absence beyond two years if necessary. As an adjunct faculty member, I do not receive any retirement plan benefits. March 16, 2017
Shortwaver Consulting, LLC. Burke, Virginia Upon my confirmation, this company will become dormant March 16, 2017
Eagle Horizon Group Warrenton, Virginia I have a consulting contract with Eagle Horizon Group but have not performed any services nor have I been compensated. I will terminate the contract upon confirmation. March 16, 2017
Maven Research, Inc. San Francisco, California I have a consulting contract with Maven Research but have not performed any services; nor have I been compensated in the last two years. I will terminate the contract upon confirmation. March 16, 2017


Creditor Name Creditor Type Amount Rate Year Incurred
Sallie Mae (I am a co-signer of this loan.) Student Loan $15,001 - $50,000 3.625 2011

Spouse's Employment Assets

Description Value Income Type Income Amount
Fairfax County Public Schools salary
Private Instructor Tutoring fees for music instruction
Virginia Retirement System, defined benefit plan Retirement Payments
Educational Employees' Supplementary Retirement System of Fairfax County, defined benefit plan Retirement Payments

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