Catalyst Partners


Designing the National Security Staff and the Resilience Policy Directorate

The President’s statement on the creation of the new National Security Staff references standing up a White House Resilience Policy Directorate. In their remarks at the Homeland Security Policy Institute the co-chairs of the PSD-1 study identified this...


Catalyst Partners’ Randy Beardsworth Speaks About the New White House Organization For Homeland Security Counterterrorism

Yesterday, the George Washington University Homeland Security Policy Institute (HSPI) hosted John Brennan, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism; and Randy Beardsworth and Dr. Michele Malvesti, the co-chairs of Presidential Study Directive-1 (PSD-1): Organizing for Ho


Arizonans abundant at U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Jeremy Duda, of the Arizona Capitol Times, spoke with David Olive, Principle of Catalyst Partners, to discuss the high number of Arizona officials that accompanied Secretary Janet Napolitano to the Department of Homeland Security.Read the full article here


FEMA, ICE Nominees’ Backgrounds Promise Little Controversy

Fugate rose from being a volunteer firefighter and paramedic to running the Florida Division of Emergency Management, where he has coordinated recovery and response efforts in 23 state emergencies and overseen the dispersal of $4.5 billion in federal assistance,...


Sen. Lincoln re-election could be part of I-49 funding

The history of Bill Clinton dancing down Garrison Avenue in Fort Smith may offer a lesson in how to best seek the funding and construction of Interstate 49.Seriously.Congress is expected during this session to draft a new federal highway...


Advanced Terrorism

Connecticut Magazine profiles Vance Taylor, a principal with Catalyst Partner, and his studies in homeland security at UConn.Read the full piece here


SAFETY Act Reaches Milestone

Liability protection, as offered by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), for products and services intended to combat terrorism recently reached a milestone of 275 individual offerings covered.The Support Anti-Terrorism by Fostering Effective Technology (SAFETY) Act has come a...


Some Are a Bit Worried About Pace of DHS Nominations

When Homeland Security deputy secretary nominee Jane Holl Lute takes the witness stand Thursday, she will be the first DHS official to dive into the confirmation process since Secretary Janet Napolitano was approved in January.Considering how much pre-transition emphasis...


White House taps experienced emergency manager to lead FEMA

President Barack Obama on Wednesday said he would nominate Craig Fugate, an experienced first responder who now leads Florida's division of emergency management, to lead the Federal Emergency Management Agency.A career firefighter in a state known for natural disasters,...


More reviews: Merging the Homeland Security and National Security Councils

As part of a 60-day review underway on whether the Homeland Security Council should be merged into the National Security Council, the Obama White House has invited outside national security experts for periodic consultations on the matter.Randy Beardsworth, a...



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