Carol A. Haave

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Carol A. Haave served as a Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Security and Information Operations in the George W. Bush administration, replacing J. William Leonard in November 2001. Previously, Haave worked with DARPA and was a member of the Defense Science Board (DSB).[1]

Possible conflict of interest

At the same time she was serving in the U.S. Department of Defense, it was known that Haave was the founder and president of defense contractor Sullivan Haave Associates Inc.[2]

Sullivan Haave is "actually a one-man shop run by a government consultant named Terry Sullivan", Haave's husband, who said in October 2003 that "his firm was hired as a subcontractor by Science Applications International Corp., one of the most successful and best politically connected government contractors doing work in Iraq."[3]

SAIC is a defense contracting partner with CellExchange Inc., which developed the JPEN program that ran TALON. In May 2004, Haave gave testimony about TALON reports in a hearing before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.[4]


"Presently she is on the Board of Advisors for Cybrinth LLC ( focused on data custody and information security; Oakley Networks (, a leader in the Insider Threat prevention market; and ICx (, advanced technology and sensor solutions for military and homeland security."[5]

Haave earned a BA in Sociology from Stetson University and an MA in Human Resources Management from Pepperdine University "with an applied interest in organization development and leadership."[6]

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