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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. […]


Former Congressman Nick Rahall of West Virginia has joined Cassidy & Associates as a Senior Advisor. A centrist Democrat, he represented West Virginia’s Third District and was the dean of state’s congressional delegation serving for 38 years from 1977 to 2015. Congressman Rahall served as Chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee from 2007 to […]


The leaders of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) are expected to have another go at the comprehensive energy bill in the coming days. Meanwhile, Cassidy Vice President Kaleb Froehlich is outlining important takeaways from the bill in Cassidy’s new online video series Policy Point. The […]


Cassidy is proud to help honor volunteers of Trout Unlimited Veterans Service Partnership (VSP) tonight as the organization hosts its annual dinner in Washington. VSP is a nation-wide effort working with multiple organizations to use fishing and conservation as a way for wounded veterans to heal and find community through TU’s network of chapters. Cassidy […]


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 […]


National security, economic development and the environment were all topics tackled at the recent Arctic Encounter Symposium in Seattle. Cassidy Vice President Kaleb Froehlich was on site as a featured moderator to discussions at the largest annual Arctic policy event in the United States. Cassidy & Associates was proud to sponsor the Seattle event and […]


Cassidy’s Jesse Barba was sharing career tips and advice with high school and college students over the weekend at the Capital Partners for Education (CPE) annual career fair at the National Press Club in Washington. A couple hundred students attended the event where Jesse outlined how they could become engaged in public policy and land […]


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 […]


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 […]


As the United Nations Convention on Climate Change (COP 21) in Paris wraps up, Cassidy & Associates is a lead sponsor of the only Arctic policy and economics event at the global gathering held today and through the weekend. Arctic Encounter Paris 2015, and later the third annual Arctic Encounter Symposium (AES) in Seattle on […]


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 […]


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 […]


On this Veteran’s Day, a special thanks to our colleagues for their service. Thank you. pictured today L to R: Arthur Mason – A native of Brookline, Massachusetts, Arthur was a member of the United States Army and served in the infantry as a first lieutenant and captain in Vietnam. While a company commander, he was awarded […]


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 […]


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 >>>


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 […]


Cassidy & Associates hosted guests on Capitol Hill to celebrate its 40th anniversary and had former UPI photographer Matt Mendelsohn on assignment to capture the moment. You can see all the photos in our photo album on the Cassidy Facebook page.


We celebrated our 40th birthday last night and POLITICO Influence has the intel on the fête. OVER THE HILL: Cassidy and Associates marked 40 years last night on the roof terrace of the Hall of States Building overlooking the Capitol and Union Station. Founder Gerry Cassidy and his wife Loretta joined the firm’s current Co-Chairmen Kai […]


U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell took to the floor of the senate just before adjourning for the August congressional recess this week to give special recognition to Russ Thomasson and his exceptional work as Chief of Staff to Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn. Sen. McConnell said Russ proved to be “incredibly effective” and “an […]


On Monday EPA rolled out its final rules for carbon emissions from new and existing energy generation facilities. Cassidy’s team has been tracking these rulemakings closely since the drafts were released in 2013 and 2014 and working with EPA to understand various scenarios. The rules are designed to regulate the carbon output of U.S. fleet […]


Cassidy & Associates announced today that Russell J. Thomasson, Chief of Staff to Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-TX), will join the firm in August as an Executive Vice President. “Russ Thomasson enjoys the respect and admiration of Senators and staff on both sides of the aisle as a professional who gets things done on […]


What’s in the Senate’s Comprehensive Energy package? What are the next steps to the Senate floor? Cassidy’s Energy Team has been closely tracking and analyzing the legislative package since the beginning of the Congress and following Wednesday’s unveiling by the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee has released a new legislative report that gives a […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Cassidy & Associates unveiled its new corporate logo today as it launched its new online presence at Cassidy.com marking 40 years as one of Washington’s leading government relations firm. Visitors to the new site will recognize a firm nod to Cassidy’s history along with an enthusiastic look to its future through its growing team of […]


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 […]


Cassidy & Associates announced today that Amelia F. Jenkins, Deputy Staff Director and Senior Policy Advisor to the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources, will join the firm in May as a Senior Vice President. “When Washington looks for advice on the environment and energy it consistently turns to Amelia. She’s the real deal, a […]


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 […]


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 […]