David Childs

Senior Manager, Preparedness & Resilience

David Childs joined Dynamis in June 2010 and currently serves as the Director of the Preparedness & Resilience (P&R) Division. David manages multiple preparedness, training, and exercise contracts in the P&R portfolio and serves as a subject matter expert providing strategic advice, analysis, and decision support for clients in CISA, FEMA, and TSA. Additionally, David helped develop and now runs Dynamis’ management training program.

David has more than 20 years of national and homeland security consulting experience. His specialties include international relations, transnational threats, political and defense analysis, emergency preparedness, training and exercises, and program and project management. Prior to joining Dynamis, David spent four years supporting DTRA’s International Counterpoliferation Program in a variety of capacities.

David received his Bachelor of Science degree in International Politics from Georgetown University and his Master of Arts degree in Security Policy Studies from George Washington University. He is also a Project Management Professional (PMP)-certified project manager.


June, 2010

Most Likely To:

Schedule calls around walks with his dog


Skiing, hiking, traveling, the beach, books, streaming his favorite shows, rooting for his hometown Philly sports teams, and spending as much time as possible with family and friends


People who schedule calls when he’s trying to walk his dog

Interesting Fact:

Appeared on Jeopardy!

Quarantine advice:

Conduct regular check-ins with yourself and take care of your mental and physical health (exercise, yoga, meditation, therapy, whatever works best for you!)