June 2011

Special Delivery: Knocking on new doors to protect corporate agendas

The current political climate has put both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue in the spotlight, highlighting the need for both congressional and regulatory strategies across all sectors of business. Regulatory activity has affected businesses across a wide variety of sectors. This reality means organizations seeking effective government relations strategy and savvy public relations strategy are wise to deliver their message beyond Congress.

US Energy Policy: Navigating Choppy Waters

Energy producers and energy consumers all need to plan ahead. But, when it comes to US energy policy, as the baseball legend Yogi Berra famously said: “It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future.”

Tech Savvy: Getting smart on the data security debate

Temperatures aren’t the only thing heating up in DC this summer. With recent high-profile data breaches, including Sony, Citigroup and Epsilon and even an attack on the CIA website, cybersecurity, particularly data security, is a hot-button issue on Capitol Hill.

The Obama administration has made cybersecurity a priority. The House and Senate are considering data security legislation. And the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is continuing its enforcement efforts under existing laws.