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The Hill newspaper today features Cassidy’s newest vice president Chad Sydnor in its Tuesday Profile series that spotlights some of Washington’s top influencers. Here’s an excerpt… Sydnor this month was hired as a vice president at Cassidy & Associates, one of the most succesful lobbying firms in the city and a decidedly D.C. establishment. The… Read more »


  Chad Sydnor, a senior defense policy aide to U.S. Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC), joins Cassidy & Associates today as a Vice President. Chad has served as Sen. Burr’s military legislative assistant and counsel since 2015. “Chad is a first-rate addition to our team who strengthens our defense and infrastructure capabilities,” said Cassidy CEO Kai… 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 »


Successfully capturing military contracts can be an intimidating process unless you know what you’re doing. Cassidy Vice President Vern Simmons served in a variety of leadership and financial positions across all levels of the U.S. Air Force before joining Cassidy and today specializes in working on behalf of defense policy and procurement stakeholders, helping them… Read more »


Cassidy & Associates hosted Vice Admiral Paul Grosklags, Commander Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), in our office in downtown Washington this week. The Admiral spoke to a gathering of retired flag officers from the D.C. area outlining his priorities and progress since assuming command in October of last year. He also shared his thoughts on a… Read more »


The Burlington County Times reports this afternoon that “New Jersey has rehired (Cassidy & Associates) to assist with efforts to protect Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst and the state’s other military installations from cutbacks and closures, and to develop strategies to attract new missions.” Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, chair of the state’s Military Installation Growth and Development… Read more »


The Cassidy Defense Team released its annual summer policy report on issues affecting America’s defense communities today. The newsletter to clients explores issues and policies surrounding the future of our nation’s military installations and the communities that support them while summarizing information gathered at the recent Association of Defense Communities 2016 National Summit. Cassidy helped… Read more »


Cassidy Chairman Barry Rhoads helps kick off the Association of Defense Communities 2016 National Summit today in Washington with a discussion on how to effectively engage the Department of Defense.


Cassidy & Associates is proud to sponsor Defense Communities 2016 National Summit this week in Washington. Understanding the mission of our nation’s military installations and the communities that support them and what it takes to be “at the ready” is the focus of this year’s annual summit. Did you know just how great an impact… Read more »


Cassidy Chairman Barry Rhoads and the Cassidy BRAC Team were on site Friday in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania to assist the area’s Blue Ribbon Task Force in presenting an overview of the current Department of Defense budgetary environment and outlook for defense communities. The Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance supports the Tobyhanna Army Depot.  The Times Leader reported the… Read more »


The Cassidy Defense Team delivered its analysis of New Jersey military installations last week as the Burlington County Times reports, “In a 168-page report, officials from Cassidy & Associates provide analysis of the current defense environment and the possibility of a new Base Realignment and Closure round in 2019, as well as the relative strengths,… Read more »


March is Women’s History Month and today Washington hosts the 8th Annual U.S. Army Women’s Foundation Summit. Cassidy Senior Vice President Michelle Greene is on site at the event as a member of the foundation’s advisory board. The Summit brings together experts on defense, economic, political, health and social issues effecting soldiers. Attendees examine the… 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 »


What are four of the biggest issues facing the Defense Department and other federal agencies in overall sustainability of federal assets? The Cassidy Energy Team will help answer that question at the DOD/Federal Energy and Water Forum today in Washington. Cassidy is a lead sponsor of the event co-hosted by The National Council for Public-Private… Read more »


The Cassidy Energy Team is in Austin this week joining global innovation, business and defense leaders for the Defense Energy Summit 2015. Cassidy & Associates is returning as a sponsor of the annual event that focuses on building a new Defense Energy Center of Excellence and efforts to accelerate clean energy and infrastructure solutions for… Read more »


Lawyers in Politics is the cover story to November’s issue of Harvard Law School’s online magazine, The Practice, and Cassidy Chairman Barry Rhoads spoke to the magazine on the question of whether lobbying is lawyering. The Practice reported… Recalling his first meetings with a community group relating to a pending base closure—Rhoads was involved in… 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 Hill newspaper has singled out Cassidy’s Co-Chairmen Kai Anderson and Barry Rhoads as some of Washington’s best in its annual list of Top Lobbyists. The paper notes Cassidy is “thriving under the leadership of Anderson and Rhoads.” Read more here >>>


Cassidy experts recently joined leaders from Capitol Hill and the Pentagon to explore issues surrounding the future of military installations and the communities that support them at the go-to policy event for defense communities and military leadership. Community leaders spent a spirited three days discussing pressing issues facing military communities: from the potential of future… Read more »


Congress is considering cybersecurity legislation now and it’s critical that businesses across all sectors are engaged on Capitol Hill, that’s the message a team of Cassidy & Associates experts shared with top industry experts earlier last week at a national forum in Pittsburgh. “The news about the hack of OPM’s databases has added new urgency… 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 »


Washington is hosting the 2015 ACORE Renewable Energy Policy Forum today and as a proud member of the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE), Cassidy clients are getting a front row seat to discussions with key leaders from Capitol Hill, the Pentagon, Department of Energy and media. Cassidy Senior Vice President Dave Belote is on… Read more »


Cassidy & Associates announced that Michelle Greene has been promoted to senior vice president, Andrew Forbes to vice president, and Janie Wise to vice president. “These folks are invaluable to our team and to the success of our clients,” said Cassidy Co-Chairman Barry Rhoads in a statement.


Service members and veterans, leading employers, senior military members, policy and legislative experts are gathering today in Washington for the Seventh Annual Army Women’s Foundation Summit and Cassidy’s Michelle Greene, LTC, USA, (ret), a recognized military healthcare professional with more than 20 years of leadership experience in the US Army, is a featured panelist at… Read more »


Fuels America has also signed with Cassidy and Associates to lobby on the Renewable Fuels Standard, the firm — which registered four other clients today, as well — told PI. Cassidy will be lobbying on behalf of Norse Corporation on cybersecurity issues, Fluor on defense and nuclear energy issues, Norton Healthcare on military health care… Read more »


Cassidy & Associates has signed five new clients, the firm told PI. Cassidy will now be lobbying on behalf the following clients: GOJO Industries, the parent company of Purell, on the use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers and its effect on antibiotic resistance; Watch Systems on the National Sexual Offender Monitoring program; energy storage company Ares… Read more »


Accelerating clean energy and infrastructure solutions for the DOD is the focus this week in Austin, TX as Cassidy & Associates is a lead sponsor of the Defense Energy Summit and Innovation Showcase. The premier event brings together national military and business leaders in defense energy solutions including Microgrids, Grid Security, Energy Storage, Portable Power,… Read more »


The Hill newspaper is out with its annual list of Washington’s best and Cassidy Co-Chairmen Kai Anderson and Barry Rhoads top the list. Read more at thehill.com »