March 25, 2020 – Stimulus check-up. Are you in?

Jump to the bottom for my gift to you during this period of isolation This Quick Hit is long because it has to be. Below are high-level details of the three COVID-19 stimulus bills. It is meant to be an easy skim, not a grueling read. Last Thursday, I shared with clients that $1 Trillion […]

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The 3-Ring Circus of Federal Sales

When we think about what goes on in the halls of power in Washington DC, it’s easy to think that it represents a “world of politics” that’s mostly separate from the world of business. Of course, nothing could be further from the truth. Though there are certainly parts of government operations that aren’t influenced by [...]

Quick Hit – March 13, 2020

Beyond the Uncertainty Unfortunately, we are witnessing an epic failure of national leadership. This cannot and should not be sugar coated. Compounding the failure of leadership is a failure to communicate effectively. Actions of business leaders, sports and entertainment leaders, and markets have awakened the nation to the severity of the spread of COVID-19. This […]

Quick Hit – March 6, 2020

Coronavirus and Congress As the coronavirus continues to grow around the world and the number of cases in the US mounts, Congress worked to appropriate $7.8 billion in emergency funding to help combat the disease. The House has passed the bill in a 415-2 vote and the Senate passed it with a 96-1 vote. The […]

Quick Hit – February 17, 2020

Quick Hit – What Just Happened? You might have seen a minor blip in the news late last week as Members of Congress were departing on a one-week “district work week.” The President has asked to move $3.8B of FY20 funds from Defense to the border wall – again.  The President’s ask came in the […]

Quick Hit – February 11, 2020

The President’s FY21 Budget I wish I had coined the phrase, but believe Huntington Ingalls’ Mitch Waldman spoke it first when commenting on the five-year budget forecast that accompanied last year’s FY20 budget – “Flat is the new up!” It’s here. Monday, President Trump delivered the FY21 budget to Congress. It landed as most President’s […]

Quick Hit – January 31, 2020

Fractured Government It’s official, the balance of power between the Executive and Congressional branches of government is not equal today. It will be a generational challenge, if not longer, to find a path to restore the balance. Regardless of your position on the merits of impeachment, we are living in a period where the Executive […]

Quick Hit – January 13, 2020

Consumer Electronics Show 2020 I spent a couple of days last week at the Consumer Electronics Show. Since its inception decades ago, it has continued to attract a global attendance that exceeds 200,000 visitors, making it the largest of its type in the world. Standouts this year were large segments of show space dedicated to […]