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Questions on the Safety of Water Treatment Plants

Vance Taylor appeared on Inside & Out with Randy Larson and Dave McIntyre to discuss the safety concerns regarding water treatment plants.Listen to the whole interview here


Chertoff Joins Bush in Making the Case for a Legacy of Security

Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff waxed reflective Thursday on the Bush administration’s success in thwarting terrorism at home over the past seven and a half years while attacks have escalated around the world.“Although I’m always reluctant to crow about...


Politico’s Suite Talk covers Catalyst Partners’ name change

Cat-a-lyst (n.) 1. ‘An Agent That Compels Action’Don’t be fooled by the arrival of Catalyst Partners. It’s the new name of the government relations and public affairs firm Olive, Edward & Cooper.The name change showcases the firm’s growing expertise,...


Opponents of a Separate FEMA Weigh In, Calling Division ‘Short-Sighted’

One of the most drawn-out debates in the Department of Homeland Security’s short history — whether the Federal Emergency Management Agency should be restored to its former status as an independent entity — had some fuel added to its...


Is HSC and its Chief Transitioning Out of the New Administration?

When President-elect Barack Obama introduced key members of his national security team on Dec. 1, there was one official notable only for being absent from the Chicago stage: a new homeland security adviser.Behind the closed doors of the Obama...


“In or Out: Why FEMA Should Remain under DHS Leadership.”

Security Debrief contributor and Catalyst Partners Principal Rich Cooper will participate as a panelist at the Heritage Foundation’s forum titled, “In or Out: Why FEMA Should Remain under DHS Leadership.” The discussion will focus on some of the...


DC Homeland Security Government Relations Firm Expands Practice, Changes Name

Today Olive, Edwards & Cooper, LLC, a government relations firm named by The Hill as one of Washington’s Top Homeland Security firms, announced that it had changed its name to “Catalyst Partners.” The new firm identity goes beyond mere...


Catalyst Partners is featured in The Hill

Olive, Edwards & Cooper has changed its name to Catalyst Partners. Known for its expertise in homeland security, the firm has added several new members this year, such as Randy Beardsworth, a former assistant secretary for strategic planning at...


Disengaged Voters Driving Homeland Security Out of the Campaign

The presidential candidates’ deafening silence on homeland security has a logical explanation: voters have no particular policy preferences on the topic, so there’s no advantage in being specific ...Randy Beardsworth, a principal at Olive, Edwards & Cooper LLC and...


To improve management at Homeland Security, Congress is urged to streamline oversight

In January 2007, after years of wrangling with Republicans over national security issues and debating the findings of the 9/11 commission, Democratic leaders took control of Congress, pledging to fully implement the commission's recommendations. And they mostly did, with...



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