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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 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

John Little

Susan Carr

Kali Matalon

Kelsey Nicolai

Alexis Corn

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Washington Bulletin 2/20

Washington Bulletin 2/20

Feb 21 2017

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Penn.) said at an event in Washington that the infrastructure package will include broadband, electric grid, pipeline and transportation provisions. The chairman met with Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao and is working separately with House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-Ore.) to discuss the makeup of the infrastructure package.

Washington Bulletin 2/13

Washington Bulletin 2/13

Feb 14 2017

President Donald Trump’s plan to use corporate profits returned from overseas to help finance nationwide improvements to roads, bridges, airports and other public works picked up an important supporter in the House in Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA). “The dollars are out there, so we get a piece of that,” Shuster said in an interview. The process of returning corporate profit to the U.S., known as repatriation, can be one of the sources that helps generate funding for repairs and new construction, he said. “Everybody’s talking about repatriation.”

Washington Bulletin 2/6

Washington Bulletin 2/6

Feb 07 2017

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) told reporters that he is working with the White House on issues surrounding a broad infrastructure funding package that was frequently touted by President Trump leading up to the election and again in his inaugural address. Shuster’s committee held a hearing on Wednesday, February 1 on building a 21st century infrastructure.

Washington Bulletin 1/30

Washington Bulletin 1/30

Jan 31 2017

One year ago, exceptional drought conditions covered nearly 40 percent of California. As of Thursday, data released by the U.S. Drought Monitor shows that there are no longer pockets of exceptional drought in the state. The new map released follows weeks of heavy rain and massive sumps of mountain snow that have hit the state. The intensity and coverage of California’s drought has shrunk dramatically since over 80 percent of the state was delcared a drought area in October of 2016.

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