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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Bloomberg Government announced today it will host issue briefings, panel discussions and keynote interviews focusing on economic policy issues at the Republican and Democratic National Conventions. These programs are part of the more than 40 panels and presentations Bloomberg LP will be hosting at both conventions.
WASHINGTON, DC - Today Bloomberg Government announced Carol Browner, former Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) during the Clinton Administration and Director of the White House Office of Energy and Climate Change Policy during the Obama Administration, will serve as the newest member to their advisory board.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Bloomberg Government and Event Farm today announced they have joined forces to launch my2012Tampa and my2012Charlotte mobile applications which will transform how invitations to private events at the 2012 Republican and Democratic National Conventions are distributed and traded.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Robert Litan will join Bloomberg Government as Director of Research. Litan is currently the Vice President for Research and Policy at the Kauffman Foundation in Kansas City and a Senior Fellow in Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution, where his research includes topics in regulation, financial institutions, telecommunications, entrepreneurship and general economic policy. Litan will begin work August 6, Bloomberg Government head Don Baptiste said in announcing the appointment.
Washington, D.C. - Bloomberg Government and Hubbard Radio Washington D.C. announced today that they will introduce a new radio program on Federal News Radio 1500 AM in Washington, D.C. The weekly program, titled “Capital Impact,” will focus exclusively on the business impact of actions taken or proposed by the federal government, including in-depth analysis and insight on legislative and regulatory actions, as well as government contracting and spending.
NEW YORK and ARLINGTON, Va. - Bloomberg and BNA today announced that they have entered into an agreement for Bloomberg to acquire all of the outstanding shares of BNA for $39.50 per share in a cash tender offer followed by a merger for a total purchase price of approximately $990 million. The transaction is expected to close in 2011.
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Some new news on the coming attractions in Tampa and Charlotte: Bloomberg Government will hold interviews with T. Boone Pickens, Madeleine Albright, and Cass Sunstein at its Bloomberg Link convention headquarters.
Mitt Romney isn't the only one getting app happy this summer. (He's supposedly announcing his Veep choice via Smartphone app). Several companies have recently launched apps to help Washingtonians traveling to Tampa and Charlotte for the conventions to make the experience more of a breeze. Here are some of the most exciting features each app includes: The Ticket Master -- On Thursday night, Bloomberg Government and Event Farm hosted a small cocktail party on Capitol Hill to announce their joint venture -- convention apps My2012Tampa and My2012Charlotte.
Bloomberg Government will launch a Sunday morning show in Washington, D.C., that will air on CBS affiliate WUSA. The show, which will focus on the intersection of business and government, will launch in early fall 2012 and will air after CBS's Face the Nation. Bloomberg TV's chief Washington correspondent Peter Cook will host.
Bloomberg Government’s Managing Editor Mike Riley released a memo Monday announcing the new hire of Michael Nelson, whom he describes as “one of Washington’s leading technology experts” as a BGOV analyst. Nelson teaches at Georgetown University. In addition to heading a team at IBM, he also worked with then-Veep Al Gore on “information infrastructure” issues at the White House — does this mean he helped invent the Internet? Nelson’s hire comes on the heels of a slew of departures and firings last week in the sales and multimedia departments.
Reporting from Washington. Washington is a city that understands bold gestures, and one media company has been making a lot of them lately. Bloomberg has scooped up a series of journalism's big names, opened a second newsroom to accommodate a doubling of staff and launched a new opinion website, just this week, co-headed by former Clinton administration favorite Jamie Rubin. The company's boldest move, though, has been the launch of Bloomberg Government, or BGov.com, an aggressive new endeavor but one that's largely hidden from public view because the website is surrounded by a high pay wall
BGov's 'killer app' - the feature that sets it so far apart from its competition that prospective customers will feel compelled to buy it - is a database that lets users track how much money US government agencies spend on contracts, something no other media organization in Washington offers.
With little fanfare late last month an 800 pound gorilla of business information raised the platform of its small Washington presence.
Bloomberg, a premier Wall Street and business information firm, directly competes with Dow Jones, News Corp. (WSJ) and most sources of business news and data, bought Eagle Eye Publishers in late February. Eagle Eye, in our view, does the best job of cleansing, plugging, and presenting GSA’s unique set of federal contract data, the Federal Procurement Data System—Next Generation. More than a numbers source, Eagle Eye publishes a range of data and analytical services useful for federal business intelligence.
So far, BGov has hired more than 100 journalists, and plans to be at 150 by the end of the year. Combined with the Bloomberg News Washington bureau upstairs, that will push the total over 300. It’s already the largest news bureau in Washington.
'Our driving mission: What's the business impact of government action?' says Mike Riley, managing editor of Bloomberg Government and former editor of Congressional Quarterly. 'Nobody's doing that the way we're doing that'
The burgeoning genre represented by Bloomberg Government exists not because an audience wants to read such journalism without romance but because it must. Like a horseracing fan needs the Daily Racing Form, businesses need a guide to help them game the Washington system, especially in these days of endless quantitative easing and rampant government intervention
So guess what the plan is for Washington? Mike Riley, managing editor of the new Bloomberg Government operation, told the New York Times this week that 'our aspiration is to be the most influential news organization in the world.'
Bloomberg LP has launched a plan to take over Washington the same way it took over Wall Street. The Bloomberg Terminal, the machine that made the mayor's company indispensable to traders, has been revamped for lobbyists, Capitol Hill insiders, and government contractors.
The thrust behind Bloomberg LP has always been the premium it puts on carting a wealth of indispensable services to its Wall Street subscribers. Now, the news service will be taking its New York-honed talents to The Hill with Bloomberg Government, The New York Times reports.
Bloomberg Government is an information behemoth - a news aggregator, government contract database, Congressional staff directory and source for policy research and analysis all in one Web site.
Bloomberg Government, a new subscription-based news site in Washington, D.C., will take a unique approach to covering the federal government when it launches in January. In hiring subject-matter experts along with journalists, the news organization plans to provide high-end analysis and government reporting -- in effect, marrying a news organization with a policy consulting group.
Bloomberg, the New York giant of financial news and data, is hiring more than 100 people in Washington and has leased new space as it prepares to launch its Web-based government information venture, Bloomberg Government.