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ADI provides a comprehensive array of services, including government relationsprogram development and execution, business development, and strategic consulting. Our experienced team includes former senior government officials, military officers, and congressional aides who collaborate with a single goal — to provide outcomes that add to the success of our clients. Whether it’s crafting a government affairs strategy, getting a message out to key decision makers and opinion leaders, or marketing a product or service to the federal government, ADI offers unmatched knowledge, expertise and quality service.

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ADI President, Michael Herson, joins Defense & Aerospace Podcast Roundtable

Listen in on the Defense & Aerospace Report Podcast where Michael Herson, President of American Defense International, joins other experts to discuss hot topics on Capitol Hill and around the world in the defense space. Other guests include Gordon Adams, PhD, Non-Resident Fellow at the Quincy Institute, Dov Zakheim, PhD, former DoD comptroller, now with the Center…

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Defense lobbyist on Congress, NDAA: ‘Every year is different’

The Hill | December 3, 2019 | By Ellen Mitchell As much as things change from year to year, Michael Herson understands that when it comes to Congress, it’s just business. The president and co-owner of American Defense International (ADI) has long stood as one of Washington’s top defense industry lobbyists, but sometimes the desires…

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McCollum, Ryan possible successors for defense spending gavel

CQ | Nov. 6, 2019 | By Jennifer Shutt The House Appropriations Committee will lose another senior Democrat in the 117th Congress, as Defense Subcommittee Chairman Peter J. Visclosky joins Nita M. Lowey, the full committee chairwoman, and Commerce-Justice-Science Subcommittee Chairman José E. Serrano in retirement. Visclosky’s departure opens up one of the most coveted positions on Capitol Hill, controlling nearly…

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Surprise retirement shakes up defense spending in Congress

Defense News | By: Joe Gould |  5 November 2019 House Appropriations subcommittee Chairman Rep. Peter Visclosky, D-Ind., and Rep. Betty McCollum, D-Minn. listen to testimony during a hearing on U.S. Air Force budget request for FY 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) WASHINGTON ― Defense budgeting will see…

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THORNBERRY’S CHIEF OF STAFF HEADS TO K STREET

THORNBERRY’S CHIEF OF STAFF HEADS TO K STREET: Josh Martin, the longtime chief of staff to Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas), is heading to defense lobbying firm American Defense International, where he’ll be vice president for government affairs, POLITICO‘s Connor O’Brien reports. Thornberry, the ranking member and former chairman of the powerful House Armed Services Committee,…

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