ASG is tailor-made to represent and advise clients concerning a congressionally authorized Base Realignment & Closure (BRAC), or actions outside of BRAC that may involve realignments or partial closures. Both partners have served on previous BRAC commissions, and have represented communities and businesses with BRAC interests for a number of years as private consultants. In order to fully understand the BRAC process and its potential implications, it is most helpful to have experienced BRAC from different perspectives – the ASG partners have done so serving as congressional staff members, BRAC commission staff members and professional consultants. Collectively, the ASG partners have experienced BRAC from one perspective or another during the 1991, 1995 and 2005 BRAC rounds, and have retaining a wealth of knowledge and experience.
Additionally, ASG is ideally suited to advise and advocate for defense communities and companies during this time of budget reductions. Most notably, the real and potential effects of sequestration must be fully understood and prepared for in order to mitigate any deleterious impacts to an installation, community or associated defense company. ASG maintains the requisite knowledge on these issues to provide premium strategic counseling.
Department of Defense and Defense Industry Issues
ASG has advised and advocated for numerous and varied companies that sell goods and services to the Department of Defense (DoD). The firm’s partners have been particularly successful in helping to preserve funding for clients’ most notable defense programs, and in other instances were successful in working with professional committee staff and DoD officials to increase funding for deserving programs with national security implications.
With the current budget austerity due to the deficit and sequestration, successfully advocating for clients in the defense industry is a fine art that requires a blend of experience, knowledge, innovation and perseverance in order to achieve objectives. ASG possesses all of those attributes and can help develop a roadmap for victory.
Labor and Immigration Issues
ASG has considerable experience in the realm of immigration and the accompanying and associated labor issues. Specifically, the firm has worked with some blue-collar industries located across the nation that rely on various temporary visa programs to effectively operate their respective businesses. ASG has been successful in building bipartisan congressional coalitions on these industries’ behalf in order to save American jobs, ensure quality products, and in one case, literally preserve a longstanding way of life.
The ASG partners have extensive experience in the military health- care arena in both government-appointed and private sector capacities. The firm understands that there is no more important service than ensuring the medical well-being of our war-fighters and the families who faithfully support them. ASG’s background in advising companies involved with military health-care is considerable and wide-ranging. We have witnessed many unique situations from different vantage points and are well-equipped to provide strategic counsel on how best to do business in the sphere of military health-care. Bottom line, the collective nuances of Capitol Hill, DoD, and the Veterans Administration must be fully comprehended in order to develop a blueprint for success.