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Overview

Based in Washington, D.C., Catalyst Partners is a government relations and public affairs firm that provides high-caliber services and high-touch attention to our clients. Formerly known as Olive, Edwards & Cooper, we specialize in helping small businesses, trade associations, not-for-profits and Fortune 500 companies achieve results inside the Beltway and beyond.

Our expertise spans a range of industries and practice areas, focusing primarily on the growing and complex homeland security and defense environment. Our Partners bring impressive experience from the highest levels of the federal government and the top tiers of corporate America. Whether it is helping a business create a risk mitigation strategy for times of disaster or navigating the complexity of the SAFETY Act, Catalyst Partners have an insider’s perspective on what works best.

Approach

The word catalyst literally means “an agent that compels action garnering exponential results” – a definition that represents the foundation of our mission at Catalyst Partners.

At Catalyst Partners, we believe in taking the time to learn your company, your needs, and your goals to develop a customized approach to achieving your goals. Anyone can check off a list of lobbying tactics or implement the standard components of a communications strategy – Catalyst Partners brings the experience and expertise to make sure you are using the right tactics and tools to bring about the results you want.

We are dedicated to working with you to identify the right audience, form the right message, and deliver it at the right time.

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Latest Blog Posts

David Olive - December 1, 2014

Twelve years ago last week, President Bush signed the act creating the Department of Homeland Security. It came into formal existence on March 1, 2003. Anniversaries are days to reflect on broader issues, and it is a good time to reflect on what has occurred since DHS was created – and what that means for the Department’s current and future missions and challenges.

Richard Cooper - October 20, 2014

Obama Administration’s fumbled response to the Ebola threat has both political parties giving the President’s team a resounding thumbs down. To calm an anxious public, the President decided to tap a veteran Washington political insider, Ron Klain, to coordinate the messaging and response going forward. This is a suspect decision with hints of politics where there should be none.

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