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 worked as an executive at Northrop Grumman Corporation following a thirty-two year career in the Navy.

May

15

Leadership & Risk

By: Dave Oliver | Posted in: Uncategorized

There were several flag officers that deserved a great deal of credit for shepherded the Navy’s extremely difficult air warfare platform transition following the Vietnam War. There were very publicized development attempts that went awry … Read More >>

May

2

Leadership & Risk — this Fall

By: Dave Oliver | Posted in: Uncategorized

When your life involves the same profession, mutual friends often appear like meandering strands of ivy along a brick wall, sometimes unexpectedly crossing after years of separate growth. I watched Marv Langston defend his doctoral … Read More >>