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Recognized for its Work as an industry leader

Innovative Federal Strategies is a bipartisan firm whose members have over 150 years of combined federal service in the House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate, and the Departments of Agriculture, Air Force, Commerce, Navy, and Treasury.  We understand the complex federal planning, programming, budgeting, contracting, and regulatory processes used in the Executive Branch.  Many of the members of the firm also have unique expertise in the intricate legislative process that Congress uses for annual authorizations, appropriations, regulatory and policy issues, and agency oversight.

Make Your Voice Heard in Washington

We work with our clients to understand their objectives and to develop appropriate, well-tailored strategies for working with the federal government.This can include developing and executing a Congressional relations strategy, which may involve the following:  developing, strengthening or expanding relations between our clients and Members of Congress; identifying key decision-makers in Congress on items of interest; providing timely tactical information on Congressional processes, schedules, and actions by Members or Congress or Congressional Committees; providing information on activities of federal agencies; providing research and advice on legislative, policy, or business issues; facilitating communications with other companies and non-federal organizations; identifying business opportunities in the federal government; assisting in drafting legislation or legislative proposals and development and preparation of correspondence, briefings, and other written materials; providing advice on federal budgeting or contracting issues; and ensuring strict adherence to all federal lobbying disclosure policy and procedures.
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IFS in the News

IFS tapped to host LCS Supplier Day

IFS tapped to host LCS Supplier Day

Jan 03 2016

Innovative Federal Strategies has been tapped to host the Littoral Combat Supplier Day again in 2016. The Littoral Combat Ship Supplier Day provides an opportunity for suppliers to tell their representatives in Congress just how important their vote on the President’s fiscal year 2017 budget is to businesses and jobs in their state/district.

Most Influential People in U.S. Defense

Most Influential People in U.S. Defense

Dec 19 2013

Letitia White was recently mentioned in an article in Defense News highlighting the 100 most influential people in the U.S. Defense Industry. In addition to U.S. and Word Leaders, the contribution that lobbyist play was highlighted as number 39 on the list.

City of Banning Selects IFS

City of Banning Selects IFS

May 21 2013

Hoping that Banning can position itself to take advantage of future grants and congressional funding, the city council hired Washington, D.C.-based Innovative Federal Strategies, LLC to provide federal legislative advocacy and consulting services.

Trimble Effort Recognized as One of the Top Lobbying Victories of the Year

Trimble Effort Recognized as One of the Top Lobbying Victories of the Year

Jan 08 2013

GPS companies prevailed over one of the most experienced lobbying teams Washington has ever seen. The Coalition to Save Our GPS and its member companies such as Garmin and Trimble fought back against a LighSquared effort on the GPS band, countering that the network that could interfere with their devices.

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Letitia White, Partner

Carl Kime, Partner

Jean Denton, Partner

Bill Lowery, Partner

David Kilian

Alycia Farrell

Neely Marcus Silbey

John Little

Susan Carr

Drew Tatum

Kali Matalon

Kelsey Nicolai

Alexis Corn

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Washington Bulletin

Washington Bulletin 2/8

Washington Bulletin 2/8

Feb 09 2016

The bipartisan spirit on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee that helped lawmakers pass a five-year transportation bill is not expected to be on display as lawmakers consider the Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization Act, or a FAA reauthorization. In the lead up to the release of the FY17 budget request, President Obama indicated that the would be requesting a supplemental appropriation during the current fiscal year to combat the Zika virus.

Washington Bulletin 2/1

Washington Bulletin 2/1

Feb 02 2016

Due to the snowstorm, the House opted to cancel what was scheduled to be a short work week. The Senate delayed its return, but began consideration of the bipartisan Energy Policy Modernization Act. Leading up to the release of the FY17 budget request, President Obama teased a $4 billion request for technology education.

Washington Bulletin 1/25

Washington Bulletin 1/25

Jan 26 2016

The President moved swiftly to veto the “waters of the United States” resolution of disapproval after it was approved by the House and Senate. The Senate moved to override the veto, but was unable to overcome the procedural hurdles necessary to pass it over the president’s objections. President Obama traveled to Detroit this week to tout the revival of the auto industry that almost collapsed during the 2008 recession.

Washington Bulletin 1/18

Washington Bulletin 1/18

Jan 19 2016

The House sent a resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act to President Obama related to the EPA and Army Corps Rule giving a new regulatory definition to the “waters of the United States”. After being transmitted to the president, it is expected to be vetoed. While the “waters” regulation is still being help up in the courts, the Supreme Court has decided it will hear arguments on another executive action–immigration.

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