David Olive focuses his blogging primarily on the “business of homeland security” — the interaction of the private sector with the Department of Homeland Security and other national security agencies.
Olive is a principal of Catalyst Partners, a Washington D.C based government relations and public affairs firm with an emphasis on homeland security and national security issues. He previously served as Chief of Staff for then Representative Asa Hutchinson (R-AR) in the 106th Congress. Hutchinson, the former Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration, served as the first Undersecretary for Border and Transportation Security at the Department of Homeland Security.
The Hill newspaper has named Olive one of the top five Homeland Security lobbyists in Washington DC.
In addition to his consulting practice, Olive is a Fellow at the GWU Center for Cyber & Homeland Security. He also established and currently serves as the moderator of The Washington Homeland Security Roundtable.