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About IFS

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 Named A Top Lobbying Firm Again in 2016

IFS Named A Top Lobbying Firm Again in 2016

Feb 09 2017

For a second year in a row, the team at Innovative Federal Strategies has been named a top lobbying firm in Washington, DC for their work on behalf of clients. The list, compiled by Bloomberg Government ranks firms by total revenue, revenue growth, retention, and the size of the firm.

IFS tapped to host LCS Supplier Day

IFS tapped to host LCS Supplier Day

Jan 03 2017

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.

IFS Recognized as a Top-Performing Lobbying Firm in 2015

IFS Recognized as a Top-Performing Lobbying Firm in 2015

Mar 17 2016

In an analysis of 2015 lobbying activity, Bloomberg has recognized Innovative Federal Strategies as one of the top federal lobbying firms. Of roughly 1,760 registered lobbying firms that filed disclosure reports with the Senate during 2015, only 25 met all of Bloomberg’s criteria.

Our Team

Letitia White, Partner

Carl Kime, Partner

Jean Denton, Partner

Bill Lowery, Partner

David Kilian

Alycia Farrell

Neely Marcus Silbey

Susan Carr

Kelsey Nicolai

Annie Wake

Shavenor Winters

Jennifer Shirley

Ariel Gould

Mackenzie Rowe

Jordynn Webster

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Washington Bulletin

Washington Bulletin 2/12

Washington Bulletin 2/12

Feb 13 2018

After reaching a bipartisan, bicameral agreement to increase the budget caps under the Budget Control Act of 2011, Congress passed and the President signed a two year agreement that funds the government through mid-March to allow appropriators time to update their numbers and pass a full-year funding bill.

Washington Bulletin 2/5

Washington Bulletin 2/5

Feb 06 2018

Congress is set to vote on a fifth temporary spending measure to keep the government running after midnight Thursday. House Republicans are working on a measure to extend government funding through Friday, March 23, although a final decision hasn’t been made. This time Senate Democrats aren’t threatening a government shutdown, saying they anticipate sufficient progress in bipartisan talks over a measure that would extend protections for undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children.

Washington Bulletin 1/22

Washington Bulletin 1/22

Jan 23 2018

Lawmakers failed to negotiate an end to the government shutdown Sunday, January 21 despite a bipartisan effort to broker a deal, raising the political stakes as federal agencies begin closing at the start of their normal workweek.

Many more Americans will begin feeling the repercussions of a shutdown that officially began at 12:01 a.m. Saturday after most government offices had stopped work for the weekend. The widening disruption intensifies frantic efforts by Republicans and Democrats to blame one another for the deadlock and may harden the determination of lawmakers to gain leverage from the moment.

Washington Bulletin 1/15

Washington Bulletin 1/15

Jan 16 2018

It’s deja vu all over again as Congress prepares to pass another stopgap spending bill to avoid a government shutdown and buy time to resolve partisan differences over defense and domestic funding priorities, the fate of young undocumented migrants, and border security.  The current temporary spending law — the third for fiscal 2018 — runs through Friday, January 19.

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