Michael Herson

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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Speaker Ryan’s retirement will have major impact on House defense debates

By: Leo Shane III and Joe Gould | Defense News  | April 11, 2018 WASHINGTON — House Speaker Paul Ryan’s surprise retirement announcement Wednesday ensures a dramatic overhaul in congressional leadership next year, which could have wide-ranging effects on defense debates in an already politically fractured legislature. Ryan, R-Wisc., said in a press conference Wednesday he will step down from his leadership…

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Checks and Balance: The Appetite for Pork May Not Satisfy the Hunger for Change

By Kate Ackley | CQ Magazine | February 5, 2018 Lawmakers almost certainly won’t resurrect earmarks before the November elections, but they’ve moved their debate from the secretive confines of something resembling a Dead Earmarks Society meeting to the public view of congressional hearings. And with good reason: Those pots of federal money handed out…

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Republicans may get the defense spending they dreamed of under President Trump

By Karoun Demirjian | The Washington Post | November 14, 2016 Defense hawks are quietly celebrating the election of Donald Trump  — now, they might just get more than they ever dreamed possible. That’s because Washington Republicans and the president elect have more in common on defense spending and priorities than it might seem given Trump’s hardline foreign…

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