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BRAC ALERT - Pentagon Preps for New BRAC Round

As expected, President Obama’s budget request for FY 2014 includes a request to Congress to authorize a new Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) round in 2015.

 
Cassidy & Associates Forms Strategic Alliance with AgriThority
Cassidy & Associates has developed a strategic partnership with Missroui based AgriThority.
 
Cassidy Energy Security Expert in the Spotlight
Cassidy & Associates Senior Associate Janie Wise sits down to talk about her work at the nexus of national defense and energy security with the Women's Council on Energy and the Environment for its member spotlight column.
 
Cassidy Launches New Online Trailer, CASSIDY 2014
“A reminder of our history and nod to our future,” is how newly promoted Cassidy & Associates Co-Chairmen Kai Anderson and Barry Rhoads describe the firm’s new online video trailer launched this morning on the Cassidy & Associates social media platforms and its website. The trailer will be featured on the Cassidy & Associates YouTube Channel.
 
Cassidy Welcomes Leading Defense Energy Expert to Team
Cassidy & Associates welcomes one of the nation’s foremost defense energy experts to its team as Col. Dave Belote, ret. USAF joins the firm as a Senior Vice President.
 
Cassidy’s National Security Team Mobilizing Clients Ahead of Budget Announcement
The White House is expected to submit President Barack Obama’s FY2014 budget to Congress on April 10, but the Cassidy & Associates National Security Team has been mobilizing its clients across the country far in advance of next week’s action.
 
Continuing Resolution
Congress will take up a Continuing Resolution (CR) to fund the government the week of Sept. 19th, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) stated September 13th, which could prevent a government shutdown caused by Congress not passing appropriations bills by the new fiscal year
 
Energy Security in the White House Budget
What did Cassidy & Associates Energy Security Expert Dave Belote find in President Barack Obama's 2015 budget released earlier this week? Find out in a new episode of The Insiders.
 
Export Promotion
The Brookings Institute’s Metropolitan Studies Program published a report last month which examines how exports impact U.S. metropolitan economies. Export Nation found evidence that export intensive industries boost growth, provide higher wages and foster innovation.
Gerald S. J. Cassidy 
Federal Purchases Will Exceed $1.2 Trillion In The Fourth Quarter Of 2011
The race to exhaust funds and execute programs will be intense in 2012. Agencies will be motivated to spend their money before it gets taken away.
 
Growing Deficit May Force Tax Revisions or Spending Cuts
The easy targets have already been taken — leading the government to start seriously considering areas that were previously unthinkable.
 
If you think nothing is getting done…
Since Jan 3, 2011, the Senate has introduced 1914 bills and the House has introduced 3508 bills. 57 bills have been signed into law.
 
Increasing Challenges in Haiti Require the Latest in Disaster Relief Innovations
As hurricane season begins in the Caribbean, aid organizations worry that tropical storms will exacerbate the challenges already facing relief workers in Haiti.
 
It’s Round Three for the US and EU
Cassidy & Associates Vice President Donna Jo Denison is directly engaging with key negotiators of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, or T-TIP, today as the U.S. Trade Representative’s Office hosts U.S. and EU stakeholders to learn more about negotiations.
 
Opportunities Are Everywhere
You just have to know where to look. Here are 2 basic rules.
 
The 2013 Budget
All things considered, I would rather be in the Federal Sales market vs. the Commercial Sales market.
 
The Gov Doesn’t Buy What It Doesn’t Trust And It Doesn’t Trust What It’s Not Familiar With
The best way to improve sales is to sell where they know you.
 
The Insiders - Cassidy & Associates Launches New Online Magazine
This morning on LinkedIn, Cassidy & Associates CEO Gerry Cassidy helped launch a new online news magazine, the insiders, giving readers an authentic look at Washington.
 
This is the season for government business
You should be busy bidding on government contracts…and if you're not, you should be--even if you're not going to bid on them directly yourself.
 
Upcoming BRAC
On January 5, 2012, President Barack Obama, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs Chairman General Martin Dempsey discussed changes in the military’s long-term plans and how the proposed changes will establish future budgeting priorities.
Susann M. Edwards 
Washington’s Fight Over Helium Was No Laughing Matter
Cassidy & Associates Senior Vice President Kevin Binger explains how Washington averted an historic shortage of helium that jeopardized its use to cool medical equipment like MRIs and in the manufacture of LCD TVs, semiconductor chips, fiber optic cables as well as powering NASA’s rockets.
 
White Space

There are 3 ways to create White Space in business.

1. Fulfilling unmet customer needs in a current market. 2. Creating new customers and new markets. 3. Responding to shifts in market demand created by government policy and new technology.
 
Will Obama’s Summer Trip to Africa ‘Power’ His Legacy to the Continent?
In the first of a two part interview, Cassidy & Associates Senior Vice President Mark Clack discusses a renewed emphasis on Africa by the White House as it prepares for President Obama's trip to sub-Saharan Africa this summer and a potential initiative addressing "energy poverty" on the continent.
 
Year-End Funding
There are less than 2 months left in FY12. That means Agencies are balancing their checkbooks and trying to fund last-minute projects.
 
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