Government Relations

Legislation & Policy An Alternative to Traditional Lobbying

The ability to understand, anticipate, and influence the congressional authorization and appropriations processes can dramatically strengthen a company's ability to succeed in the federal market. Historically, however, including government relations in your government business development strategy meant retaining a traditional lobbying firm, and hoping the firm's understanding of your business, your industry, and your customers' requirements would bring results in the federal market. Many traditional firms rely exclusively on a congressional advocacy approach. In addition, agency program experience and substantive policy expertise have supplanted the congressional earmark request process.

At Command Strategies our focus on federal agency requirements drives your legislative approach, not vice versa. Our principals' have in-depth knowledge and experience in key operational and policy areas including Defense, Transportation, Energy and Environment, Homeland Security, International Affairs and Appropriations. Our team has worked programs and issues from all perspectives, serving as agency and military career officials, congressional staff, and private sector stakeholders.

By augmenting our extensive business development expertise and deep knowledge of defense and civilian agency requirements with our congressional and legislative expertise, we help to augment your legislative team which greatly enhances our clients' ability to succeed in the federal market.