Michael Herson

K Street eyes a return of earmarks to boost business

By Kate Ackley | Roll Call | February 23, 2021 But congressionally directed spending won’t look like the old days Congressional earmarks practically built the modern lobbying business. And though the influence sector has endured a decade without them, the likely return of member-directed federal spending has sent cautious jubilation down K Street. With earmarks poised…

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What the defense industry is seeing and saying about the election

By: Joe Gould | November 2, 2020 | Defense News WASHINGTON ― Anyone will tell you this is the most important election in U.S. history ― unless they happen to run a major American defense firm. In earnings call after earnings call, defense industry executives projected calm ahead of Tuesday’s election, mainly because they see the coronavirus pandemic carrying greater uncertainty…

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PODCAST: Listen to Michael Herson Weekly on “Defense & Aerospace Report”

On this Washington Roundtable episode of the Defense & Aerospace Report Podcast, sponsored by Bell, our guests in segment one are Michael Bayer, former chairman of the Defense Business Board and the president of the Dumbarton Strategies consultancy, and Arnold Punaro, the chairman of the National Defense Industrial Association and CEO of the Punaro Group…

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Defense & Aerospace Podcast [Washington Roundtable May 28, 2020]–NDAA, China, SPACEX launch

On this Roundtable episode of the Defense & Aerospace Report Podcast, sponsored by Bell, our guests include Byron Callan of the independent equity research firm Capital Alpa Partners; Michael Herson, President and CEO, American Defense International, Todd Harrison, the director of defense budget analysis and the Aerospace Security Project at the Center for Strategic and…

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Defense & Aerospace Podcast [Washington Roundtable May 14, 2020]

On this Roundtable episode of the Defense & Aerospace Report Podcast, sponsored by Bell, our guests are Gordon Adams, PhD, Non-Resident Fellow at the Quincy Institute, Dov Zakheim, PhD, former DoD comptroller, now with the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Michael Herson, President and CEO, American Defense International and Ilan Berman of the American…

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Defense & Aerospace Podcast [Washington Roundtable May 07, 2020]

On this Roundtable episode of the Defense & Aerospace Report Podcast, sponsored by Bell, our guests include Byron Callan of the independent equity research firm Capital Alpa Partners, Michael Herson, President and CEO, American Defense International and Mackenzie Eaglen of the American Enterprise Institute. Topics: — Roundup of week on Capitol Hill has lawmakers maneuver…

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Defense & Aerospace Podcast [Washington Roundtable Apr 23, 2020]

On this Roundtable episode of the Defense & Aerospace Report Podcast, sponsored by Bell, our guests are Byron Callan of the independent equity research firm Capital Alpa Partners,  Michael Herson, President and CEO, American Defense International, Ilan Berman of the American Foreign Policy Council, Teri Schultz, a Brussels-based freelance reporter for National Public Radio. Topics:…

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Defense & Aerospace Podcast [Washington Roundtable Apr. 16, 2020]

On this Roundtable episode of the Defense & Aerospace Report Podcast, sponsored by Bell, our guests are Col. James “Hondo” Guerts, USAF Ret., the assistant secretary of the Navy for research, development and acquisition, and unmanned systems and Byron Callan of the independent equity research firm Capital Alpa Partners and Michael Herson, President and CEO,…

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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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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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