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Senior Defense Industrial Base and Technology Expert Elana Broitman Joins The Roosevelt Group

Accomplished national security professional brings over 30 years of experience in government, the technology sector, and nonprofits. WASHINGTON, November 14, 2023 – The Roosevelt Group (TRG), a government affairs and strategic advocacy firm specializing in national defense, intelligence, and homeland security, announced today that Elana Broitman, seasoned senior Capitol Hill and DOD leader and recent […]

Senior Congressional Homeland Security Expert Kyle Klein Joins The Roosevelt Group

Accomplished legislative professional brings years of homeland security, cybersecurity, transportation, and critical infrastructure expertise. WASHINGTON, June 13, 2023 – The Roosevelt Group (TRG), a government affairs firm specializing in national security, announced today that Kyle Klein, seasoned senior Capitol Hill aide and recent staff director for the House Homeland Security Committee, has joined TRG as […]

Defense Perspectives 2023

On October 26, TRG hosted a live webinar with an impressive panel of defense experts from its Senior Advisors team. Moderated by Managing Partner Chris Goode, the panelists discussed various topics ranging from Senate appropriations and implications around elections to anticipation and strategy around China’s escalating agenda against Taiwan and possible outcomes in the war […]

What Do We Do About North Korea? Deterrence By Denial Is The Answer

We’re into that part of North Korea Outrage response where we all agree that their actions were irresponsible, provocative, dangerous, and unacceptable. The problem is what to do about it. North Korea is protected in more ways than any other nation. They are useful to China and Russia as a buffer. They serve Russia and […]

The Future of Air Warfare Podcast

Retired U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander Lance “Pink” Floyd joins cohost Matt “Flounder” Arny to explore the possible factors and aircraft attributes liable to define air combat in the decades ahead, such as artificial intelligence, extreme speed, optional manning, and more. This episode covers a broad spectrum of elements in the Future of Air Warfare and […]

Kevin Sweeney on Russia: “Time is not on our side.”

History shows that targeted nations eventually find ways around sanctions, so the U.S. and NATO must keep the pressure on Russia. In a wide-ranging discussion on Thursday April 6th, Rear Admiral Kevin Sweeney, USN (Ret.) spoke with panelists at Stockton University’s Hughes Center for Public Policy about the war in Ukraine. Admiral Sweeney highlighted that […]

Russia’s War Of ‘Iron And Blood’ In Ukraine Has Changed Everything

The Roosevelt Group Senior Advisor, LtGen (USMC, ret.) Chip Gregson shares his insights with 19fortyfive. Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Means Detterence Must Be Strengthened in Europe Now.

Additive Manufacturing Critical to DoD’s Future

In December 2021, TRG Senior Advisor Matt Herrmann was invited to publish a column in the Additive Manufacturing Coalition’s quarterly newsletter: The AM Advocate. Matt’s insights on additive manufacturing (AM) come from years of hands-on experience with clients aiming to deliver next generation technologies to the Department of Defense. Learn more about Matt’s work on […]

Kathleen Ferguson Joins AFA Board of Directors

Kathleen Ferguson Joins the AFA Board alongside two other distinguished members of the Air Force community – Gen. (ret.) Robin Rand and Maj. Gen. (ret.) Thomas Deale. Text originates from press release available here. Retired Gen. Robin Rand, Maj. Gen. Thomas Deale, and Kathleen Ferguson are the newest members of AFA’s Board of Directors. In […]

TRG Adds Top DoD Procurement, AI Talent

TRG announced today that Major General (ret.) Paul Pardew and Colonel (ret.) Bradley Boyd have joined the firm as Senior Advisors, deepening our expertise in DoD procurement and AI implementation across the national security community. Their combined expertise in procurement and advanced technology applications across the Department of Defense (DoD) will provide TRG’S client portfolio […]

A Look Inside the Infrastructure Bills

Update on the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill (as of 8am November 11) The House passed an over $1 trillion infrastructure bill, which included $550 billion in new spending, on November 5th by a vote 228-206, sending the measure to President Joe Biden’s desk after months of limbo in a long-awaited win for Democrats. The Senate passed […]

Pat Sullivan Named Cyber Executive of the Year

The San Diego Business Journal announced TRG Senior Advisor Pat Sullivan as the recipient of its Cyber Executive of the Year Award! Pat works closely with the entirety of the TRG team to help craft strategic business plans, engagements, and messaging on cybersecurity and modernization within the Department of Defense.

CAPT (ret.) Larry Meehan Joins TRG

The Roosevelt Group (TRG) announced today that Captain (Ret) Lawrence E. (Larry) Meehan has joined The Roosevelt Group as a full-time Senior Advisor. After over 30 years of service in the U.S. Navy, Larry Meehan recently retired from the Navy International Program Office where he served as the Director Middle East Division and was responsible for all foreign […]

TRG Website Now an Award-Winner!

In 2020, we set out to completely redesign our online presence. We wanted our website to reflect the innovative, impactful, and wide-reaching services our team of experts provides our entire client portfolio. The Roosevelt Group is committed to working hard at work worth doing – our new site will enable us to broaden awareness of that work in an impactful way.

Webinar: FY22 Defense Budget Implications

On July 21, TRG hosted a live webinar for its clients regarding the implications of the FY22 defense budget. Moderated by Matt Herrmann (Senior Advisor), the implications of the budget were discussed by TRG experts Gen (ret.) Mike Holmes, LTG (ret.) Steph Twitty, and Jamie Jones Miller. Each team member provided their unique insights into […]

Debate feat. LtGen Chip Gregson – Why is China Turning Up the Heat on Taiwan?

Have Chinese leaders given up on peaceful reunification? Are they likely to attack Taiwan once they sense a favorable military balance? Or are they reacting to perceived Taiwanese and American actions while looking for reasons not to use force?

Case Study: Driving Advanced Manufacturing Capabilities at Rock Island Arsenal

TRG worked with the Quad Cities Defense Alliance, the Arsenal leadership, and the Congressional delegation on the establishment of the Center of Excellence for Advanced and Additive Manufacturing at the Arsenal, addressing a critical need within the Department to expand 3D printing capabilities.

Article by LtGen Chip Gregson – The Defiant Failed State: How Stable is North Korea Right Now?

Article originally published in The National Interest and available here. How stable is North Korea right now? We should approach this question with some humility.  We thought we understood the Soviet Union’s internal dynamics.  Our singular Cold War focus on the USSR included concerted espionage, deep and broad academic study, treaties, and extended diplomatic activity.  […]

Op-Ed by Bill Greenwalt: China Already Outspends US Military? Discuss

The following is an excerpt from an opinion piece published in Breaking Defense. Full article is available here. Adam Smith, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee is under pressure from within his party to hold down defense spending, so he has advocated focusing less on the defense top line and more on the value of what […]

TRG Named a Top-Performing Lobbying Firm by Bloomberg

We are thrilled to be named one of Bloomberg’s top-performing lobbying firms of 2020. TRG puts tremendous effort into finding the best team members possible in order to consistently deliver accurate and actionable advice to our clients. We look forward to continuing our growth as a team while adding leading innovators to our client portfolio. Thank […]

Air Force Structure in the Next National Defense Strategy

Gen Mike Holmes, a core TRG team member, partnered with the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) to take a detailed look at the challenges and questions facing the Air Force as the service prepares for the next National Defense Strategy. Excerpts from the article below. Full article available through CNAS here. The Bottom Line: The next […]

Major General Stephen Farmen (Ret.) Joins the Roosevelt Group

Innovative Army Logistician Brings Diverse Enterprise Leadership, Vision, and Insight WASHINGTON, November 2, 2020 ( – The Roosevelt Group (TRG), a government affairs and strategic advocacy firm specializing in defense, intelligence, and national security, announced today that Major General Stephen Farmen(U.S Army Ret.) has joined the firm as a Senior Advisor. General Farmen is an expert in transportation and […]

General Mike Holmes (Ret.) Joins The Roosevelt Group

Transformational Air Force Leader Brings Future-Focused Vision and Insight The Roosevelt Group (TRG), a government affairs and strategic advocacy firm specializing in defense, intelligence, and national security, announced today that General Mike Holmes (USAF Ret.) has joined the firm as a full-time Senior Advisor. General Holmes is an expert in emerging technologies and their potential to solve our most pressing […]

Breaking into a Male-Dominated National Security Arena

Women are vastly underrepresented in leadership roles within the federal government and in national security fields. In this Transition Lab episode, Jamie Jones Miller, a former principal deputy assistant secretary of defense for legislative affairs, and Nina Hachigian, a former U.S. ambassador to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, talk to host David Marchick about […]

FedUpward Ep 6 Communicating with Congress

Jamie Jones Miller, who until last month served as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Legislative Affairs, walked me through her strategies for successful comms with Congress. She recently transitioned to The Roosevelt Group as a senior advisor. She discussed how we in the executive branch can establish closer relationships with our legislative […]

Jamie Jones Miller, Former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Legislative Affairs, Joins the Roosevelt Group as Senior Advisor

WASHINGTON – The Roosevelt Group, a government affairs consulting and strategic advocacy firm with an emphasis on defense and homeland security, announced today that Jamie Jones Miller has joined the firm as a senior advisor. “The Roosevelt Group is growing, and the best way to serve our clients is by bringing people like Jamie Jones […]

The Roosevelt Group’s Kathleen Ferguson Featured in Air Force Magazine’s “The Long Road to BRAC”

Even before the last round of Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) was completed, the Pentagon had already started asking for another. According to Defense Department and Air Force estimates, the military services own and must operate much more infrastructure than they have need for, creating inefficiency and needless cost. Yet despite significant budget cuts and […]

Colonel Kevin M. Felix (USA-Ret.) Joines the Firm as Senior Advisor

WASHINGTON – The Roosevelt Group, a government affairs, business development and strategic advocacy firm with an emphasis on defense and homeland security, announced today that Colonel Kevin M. Felix (USA-RET) has joined the firm as a full-time senior advisor. Colonel Felix will work closely with existing and future Roosevelt Group clients to enhance their understanding […]

Veterans Day parade connects community to those who served

NORMAN — Bus loads of veterans, motorcycle groups, car clubs and large military transports are some of the participants coming to this year’s Veterans Parade in Norman. In celebration of the holiday Monday, the Saturday parade will start at the First Baptists Church and end at the Cleveland County Veterans Memorial in the southwest corner […]

Military bases, defense contracts, retirees bring $8.7 billion to Louisiana economy, study says

The military presence and defense contracts pumped more than $8.7 billion into the Louisiana economy during the 2012 fiscal year, with almost one third of the money tied to bases and activities in the New Orleans area, according to a summary of a long-sought economic impact analysis commissioned by the state. About 82,700 Louisiana jobs […]

Lt. Gen. (Ret) Harry M. “Bud” Wyatt Joins The Roosevelt Group as Senior Advisor

WASHINGTON – The Roosevelt Group, a government affairs consulting and strategic advocacy firm with an emphasis on defense and homeland security, announced today that Lieutenant General (Ret.) Harry M. “Bud” Wyatt has joined the firm as a senior advisor. Gen Wyatt will play a major role with Roosevelt Group clients, including states and municipalities that […]

Two Buerkle staffers land jobs with Washington, D.C., lobbying firms

Washington — It didn’t take long for top staffers of former Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle to land new jobs at Washington lobbying firms. Former Chief of Staff Tim Drumm began work Jan. 4 – the day after Buerkle left office – at The Roosevelt Group. The Capitol Hill firm specializes in defense, homeland security and […]

The Roosevelt Group to Represent MassDevelopment: Firm Also Renews Contract with Hampton Roads Military and Federal Facilities Alliance

The Roosevelt Group has been selected to represent MassDevelopment on matters involving the Commonwealth’s military installations and missions. Massachusetts is home to six military bases – Hanscom Air Force Base , Westover Air Reserve Base, Barnes Air National Guard Base, Fort Devens, the U.S. Army’s Natick Soldier Systems Center, and the joint base Massachusetts Military […]

Former New York State Adjutant General Thomas P. Maguire Joins The Roosevelt Group

Major General (Ret.) Thomas P. Maguire joins The Roosevelt Group as senior advisor. General Maguire was the senior military official in New York State on September 11, 2001 and guided the New York National Guard response to the attacks.

Introducing The Roosevelt Group: Washington’s New One-Stop Shop for Defense and Homeland Security Consulting, Advocacy

The Roosevelt Group, a new one-stop shop for government affairs consulting and advocacy client services, with an emphasis on defense and homeland security, has opened its doors in Washington. John Simmons, Christopher Goode and Bert Steele are the founding partners of The Roosevelt Group. With 55 years of combined congressional and uniformed military service, they […]

BRAC or No BRAC, Get to Know Your Base Now

Miami — In the face of looming defense budget cuts and the possibility of one or more base closure rounds, states and communities attempting to support their local installations can employ of variety of strategies to minimize adverse impacts while potentially positioning themselves to gain additional missions. The most critical step a community can take […]

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