Federal Allies News November 2013

Letter from the Executive Director

Federal Allies Institute Board of Directors Election November 4 to 13, 2013

If you have not received your ballot, please call 571-217-0823.

How to Provide Guidance to the 2014 Federal Allies Institute Board of Directors

If there has yet to be a chapter established in your region, please send your comments to Guidance@FederalAllies.org today.  Your input will be championed by the Office of the Executive Director.

Members Acting on Behalf of Members

On behalf of Federal Allies Institute we appreciate efforts made by Patricia Driscoll and New York Chapter Chairman Charles Freeman to advance the FAI program in the Empire State.  We appreciate Federal Allies member Lynn Petrazuollo’s October 15 Fox News appearance On The Record with Greta Van Susteren during the government shutdown  speaking  on behalf of small business contractors.   The recent crisis over the shutdown and debt limit ended October 16.   The interview is posted at FederalAllies.org.

2014 Midterm Elections

Future shutdowns are less likely over the next 12 months until after Tuesday, November 4, 2014.  The midterm elections will offer a referendum on ACA, including the 15 or more provisions that have been delayed or revised, and the pending lawsuits to challenge the administration’s ability to tax, borrow, and spend $700 billion.

It would behoove those without the political strength to defend themselves and their views to join the Federal Allies Government Relations Committee so that your voice is heard.

Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, CISPA

The cybersecurity bill would remove legal barriers that prevent companies from sharing information with each other and the government about cyberattacks.   The stated aim of the bill is to help the U.S. government investigate cyber threats and ensure the security of networks against cyberattacks.  The legislation was first introduced on November 30, 2011 by Representative Michael Rogers (MI) and 111 co-sponsors. If you are interested in pursuing this issue at Federal Allies, please contact GovernmentRelations@FederalAllies.org

David T. Boddie, Executive Director

Federal Allies Institute

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