Dave’s diverse career has included extensive experience in government and industry as well as the military. He and his wife, Linda, now live on the West Coast.

Immediately before he retired, Dave was the  CEO of the EADS North America Defense Company. Before that Dave was in Iraq where Paul (Jerry) Bremer selected him to become the Director of Management and Budget for the Coalition Forces.

Previously, Dave served in the Clinton Administration as Principal Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, a position the President appointed him to while Dave was working as an executive at Northrop Grumman Corporation following a thirty-two year career in the Navy.



Strategy Discussion Group discusses Maritime Strategy

By: Dave Oliver | Posted in: Uncategorized

Robby Harris graciously permitted me to spend two hours with his discussion group this week to talk about how the Nation might develop a Strategy for dealing with China that does not include the flaws … Read More >>



Bronze Rules launched at CSIS

By: Dave Oliver | Posted in: Uncategorized

Yesterday the Center for Strategy and International Security hosted the book launch. Discussions of several chapters and the question and answer period hosted by Seth James are available at CSIS.org under “events.”