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Some good news from the Texas Gulf Coast… Cassidy & Associates client The Port of Corpus Christi Authority along with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers approved a project partnership agreement that will deepen the ship channel from 45 feet deep and 400 feet wide to 54 feet deep and 520 feet wide. The jointly-funded $326… Read more »


Cassidy & Associates CEO Kai Anderson sat down with The Hill newspaper Editor in Chief Bob Cusack at the 2017 AGORA Advocacy Marketplace in Washington to discuss the elements of successful lobbying.


Cassidy Vice President Jesse Barba is today’s featured profile of the daily digital newsletter of TheBridge. TheBridge is a network of tech & political professionals connecting the Bay Area & DC and shaping the future course for how politics and tech collaborate. Jesse shared his secret to a successful advocacy strategy… “The importance of coalition building… Read more »


The Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce, a Cassidy client for more than a decade, is marking a special partnership with the U.S. Army as Fort Jackson kicks off its month long centennial celebration. The partnership started in 1917 when the Chamber raised $50,000 to purchase the Hampton Estate, contributing one thousand acres to what the… Read more »


Bloomberg BNA talks to Cassidy Vice President Kaleb Froehlich as it takes an exclusive look at the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and what’s ahead next year when a new Congress starts its work. The major energy bill currently in conference remains a priority on all sides to get to the president’s desk in the… Read more »


Alcoa’s spinoff company Arconic debuts today and has signed on with Cassidy to direct its initial congressional outreach. Cassidy will also be leading Arconic’s lobbying efforts in industry relevant issues in defense, energy, manufacturing, trade and tax. The Washington Post reports this morning, “Arconic has tapped Russ Thomasson, former chief of staff to Senate Majority… Read more »


Did you know nearly 20 percent of U.S. households don’t have access to some basic banking services like a checking account? Cassidy client NCR is working with Washington on solutions to help these underbanked Americans. NCR has always had a strong focus on financial inclusion and innovation, starting with the cash register over a century… Read more »


Cassidy & Associates helped Ocean Spray kick off the first of a wave of exciting cranberry events across the nation celebrating the 200th cranberry harvest at USDA’s Farmer’s Market.  Ocean Spray grower, Allison Carr, shared with USDA officials a new partnership with Scholastic to help bring ag in the classroom to over 40 thousand elementary… Read more »


Graduates of CUNY’s City College of New York experienced an extraordinary moment at their recent graduation ceremony as Michelle Obama gave her last commencement address as First Lady. More than 8,000 attended the event with extensive media coverage of her remarks. She was also presented with an honorary doctorate of humane letters by James Milliken, the chancellor… Read more »


Have you ever wondered how long a satellite can last in space? You’re in luck, it’s Tech Tuesday and Cassidy client Inmarsat answers that question in a new episode of its video series, Space Bytes.


Cassidy client View is giving USA Today the first behind the scenes look at how it creates its Smart Glass at its 300,000-square-foot manufacturing plant in Olive Branch, Miss. USA Today reports View “is making high-tech windows that have the potential to bring to buildings what high-resolution touchscreens did for smartphones.” “The result is smart glass that… Read more »


Malave Scholars of The City University of New York (CUNY), a Cassidy client, are on Capitol Hill this week discussing higher education reform, food security, and affordable housing with staff members from the New York Congressional Delegation including U.S. Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer and U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries as well as the House Agriculture Committee…. Read more »


Tri Alpha Energy recently welcomed Congressman Mark Takano (CA) to its state-of-the-art facility, briefing him on its progress and the exciting potential for fusion-powered electricity technology. Congressman Takano met with Chief Science Officer for Tri Alpha Dr. Toshiki Tajima, along with CEO Dr. Dale Prouty and CTO Dr. Michl Binderbauer, who showcased the latest reactor version… Read more »


Satellite technology is transforming the way we live, work, and interact on a global scale and this week Washington plays host to the most important global satellite communications event of the year, SATELLITE. Cassidy Executive Vice President Terry Paul and Cassidy Vice President Vern Simmons are attending the annual event with Cassidy client Inmarsat, a lead sponsor…. Read more »


Cassidy client Inmarsat works every day with DoD agencies creating powerful solutions that help meet military mission requirements and leverage advances in commercial satellite communications capability. But more can be done to further integrate commercial capabilities and Inmarsat Senior Vice President for Government Strategy and Policy Rebecca M. Cowen-Hirsch is taking a closer look at… Read more »


The Washington Post takes a look at the “winners and losers” in last night’s State of the Union Address by President Barack Obama and talks to Cassidy CEO Kai Anderson about the clean energy sector’s significant role in the speech. Kai tells Post reporter Catherine Ho, “It’s a tremendous business opportunity for folks who are… Read more »


It’s a starting point, not finish line on Capitol Hill following last week’s bipartisan budget deal that boosts defense spending by $40 billion over two fiscal years and the Cassidy Team has advice for stakeholders… ramp up your Hill efforts. A Cassidy national security policy memo, released today, provides details of the deal, the important… Read more »


The City University of New York (CUNY) plans to invest $42 million in the expansion of a program that has impressive results in improving graduation rates. CUNY Chancellor James B. Milliken made the announcement in a keynote address at the 46th annual Association of Community College Trustees Leadership Congress. “I believe community colleges hold the… Read more »


CQ Weekly talked to Cassidy Co Chairman Barry Rhoads for its cover story this week, Battle Plans: Preparing for the Next Base-Closure Round, here’s an excerpt: The threat of base closures appears to be becoming more real. While Congress has for the past few years united to block the Pentagon’s effort to launch another politically… Read more »


Cassidy client View is giving the federal government an incredible view of what could be the future of sustainable buildings as the United States General Services Administration (GSA) recently announced it completed the installation of 210 dynamic, electrochromic windows on the south facade of Portland’s 911 Federal Building. View Dynamic Glass use a small electric… Read more »


The anointment of Sen. Charles Schumer as the next Democratic leader is creating new royalty on K Street. At least 30 former aides to the New York Democrat now work in the influence industry, according to a review by The Hill, and their stock is soaring now that Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is preparing to… Read more »


The Sunday magazine of the Las Vegas Sun profiles some of the “most influential players” in Washington including Cassidy Co-Chairman Kai Anderson. Read more at lasvegassun.com »


The Republican takeover of the Senate could shift who holds the most sway on K Street. With the flip in control of the chamber, GOP senators next year will take the helm of powerful committees that craft and oversee energy and environmental policy. In turn, lobbyists considered close to those new chairmen will see their… Read more »


A Republican majority brings major changes to committee leadership in the U.S. Senate, the size of the majority determines committee ratios and budgets; more seats in the Senate translate into a greater advantage on the panels. The new committees are expected to be finalized in January or February. In the meantime, Cassidy & Associates just… Read more »