Voices

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Why real news matters

Fake news has real advertisements and makes a good deal of real money. It can also be a very real problem.

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Quantum computing is about to disrupt the government contracts market

Quantum computers are nearing market-readiness and all signs point to the U.S. government as a major buyer.

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Can tech and government get along?

Technology-driven innovations promise to improve our lives. Yet, these market disrupters are also on a collision course with government regulators.

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How tax reform will unfold: The political landscape in the wake of Trump-Ryan health bill

White House and GOP Congressional leaders are likely to begin Tax Reform this Spring using the FY 2018 congressional budget process, to take advantage of Budget Reconciliation’s filibuster-proof fast-track in the Senate. Here’s how it works.

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As funding deadline looms, budget is on everyone’s mind

Protracted budget fights have been a bane for the defense industry, as it causes the Pentagon to think short term and hold back on new procurements, not knowing if the funding will be approved.

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The president’s budget is out. Here are 3 ways you can fight cuts to your organization.

The President’s fiscal year 2018 budget was released March 16 and, in the brief time it took folks to analyze it, winners and losers were instantly identified.

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A path to public service: Ensuring women have a seat at the table

Women hold just 20% of the seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate, and just under 25% of seats in statehouses. That’s not a lot of women to emulate as role models in political leadership positions.

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Seven tips for making a lasting impression with members of Congress

Are some constituents more memorable than others? Do lawmakers and their staff have better mental recall of some constituents and thus inflate their importance? The research says yes, and that lawmakers use mental shortcuts known as heuristics to help them remember constituents and make decisions.

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It’s time to raise the nation’s D+ infrastructure grade

In his address to Congress, President Trump described a future in which “crumbling infrastructure will be replaced with new roads, bridges, tunnels, airports and railways gleaming across our beautiful land.”

Increased demand for government relations support: How the lobbying industry is changing

Bridget Hagan, a partner at Cypress Advocacy shares the ways in which the lobbying industry is changing, as well as big ticket items that are likely to get done on Capitol Hill this year.