Thought Leadership

What the change in administration means for your career

Having worked through every presidential transition since 1992, Nels Olson has a keen sense of how Washington changes every four (or eight) years. We spoke with Nels to pick his brain on career transition tips and what to expect as the Trump administration moves into Washington.

Positioning yourself during the transition: Advice from a top headhunter

As Former Director of Presidential Personnel, Liza Wright was responsible for filling top jobs within the White House. She shares her tips for positioning yourself during this time of transition.

Where will the Trump administration and Congress focus their infrastructure efforts?

Understanding and addressing the needs of U.S. infrastructure requires the the upkeep an aging infrastructure and the implementation of new technologies that allow infrastructure to become smarter and more sustainable.

Why the Pentagon’s supply chain is a key vulnerability

New regulations, technologies and geopolitical realities have made supply chain risk an issue faced by an increasing number of federal contractors.

A rare moment of bipartisan agreement needs more scrutiny

America’s infrastructure is falling apart and falling behind. How the next president meets this challenge is important for our economy, our economic competitiveness and our quality of life.

Charting a path towards equal opportunity in the technology industry

Organizations thrive when diverse ideas are at work. From government agencies, to Capitol Hill and the private sector, organizations are increasingly committed to bringing together the best minds to chart a path towards a more inclusive technology industry.

Army Sec. John McHugh: From the Hill to the Pentagon to K Street

Following nine terms in the U.S. House of Representatives and four years as Secretary of the U.S. Army, life-long public servant John McHugh has retired to K Street law firm K&L Gates. He brings a wealth of experience—and we sat down with him to understand what led him to the private-sector, and how his many years in public service have prepared him for success.

U.S. economic recovery: There’s more to be done

While the United States has made enormous progress since the depths of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, more work remains to face the longer-run challenges.

The Agriculture Committees are defined by bipartisanship

Bipartisanship has long been the norm in the Agriculture Committees – both in the House and the Senate. Where many committees divide along party lines, the ag committees offer the rare opportunity to break down party divides and instead team up with folks across the aisle on behalf of a region or a program.

The livelihood and lifeblood of rural America

In America, we enjoy access to the world’s safest, highest quality, and most abundant food supply. This is not by accident, but through the hard work of America’s farmers and ranchers and as the result of policies designed to promote the safety and stability of the nation’s food supply.