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CSP partners George McElwee & Keith Pemrick

Commonwealth Strategic Partners (CSP) is a bipartisan public policy firm providing expert federal government relations & lobbying, strategic communications, PAC & political consulting, and business development services to corporations, trade associations, non-profits, state and local governments, and individual interests.

CSP partners George McElwee and Keith Pemrick have a collective 37 years of experience in Washington, DC—with more than 20 combined years on Capitol Hill—working on a wide variety of issues, including appropriations, budget, cybersecurity, defense, energy, environment, financial services, homeland security, international relations,  and transportation.

"CSP is a firm built on honesty, integrity, and passion."

NTSC Advisory Board Members to Participate in Cybersecurity Briefing to Congressional Staff

BY PATRICK GAUL, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE NATIONAL TECHNOLOGY SECURITY COALITION

As the only national organization representing the Chief Information Security Officer, the NTSC is proud to learn that two distinguished members of our Advisory Board will participate in a briefing on Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Cybersecurity to Congressional staff. Hosted by The Wilson Center in conjunction with the Congressional Artificial Intelligence Caucus and the Congressional Cybersecurity Caucus, the briefing will take place on Friday, June 1, 2018, from noon to 1:00 p.m. at the Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2322.

THIS ADMINISTRATION MUST LEAD ON CYBER

BY PATRICK GAUL, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR — THE HILL

Patrick Gaul is executive director of the National Technology Security Coalition (NTSC)

The recent departure of Tom Bossert, coupled with the announcement that Rob Joyce would be returning to the NSA, leaves a major void in the White House that cannot go unattended.

Cyber represents the single greatest threat to our nation’s economic health over the next decade. We are being subjected to well thought out campaigns designed to infect our critical infrastructure, steal our intellectual property, cause financial chaos whenever possible, and undermine our very democracy.

​WITH HIGH-PROFILE RETIREMENTS, PA. TO LOSE EXPERIENCE, CLOUT IN CONGRESS

BY JONATHAN TAMARI, WASHINGTON BUREAU — THE INQUIRER

By the end of the year, Pennsylvania will have lost more than 50 years of experience in the U.S. House, along with the clout that kind of seniority brings.

THE TIME IS NOW FOR CONGRESS TO ACT ON A NATIONAL DATA BREACH NOTIFICATION LAW

BY PATRICK GAUL, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR — THE HILL

The aftermath of the Equifax data breach, that reportedly exposed 143 million Americans’ personally identifiable information (PII), may have serious congressional implications on how the private sector responds to future incidents. 

SAFETY IN THE AIR
BEGINS WITH QUALITY MAINTENANCE ON
THE GROUND

BY BRET OESTREICH, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR — THE HILL

The Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) mission is to “protect the nation’s transportation systems to ensure freedom and movement for people and commerce.” To help with this enormous task, the TSA has established a variety of committees and programs to provide industry experts’ advice to the TSA administrator.

AMERICAN COUNCIL of ENGINEERING COMPANIES (ACEC)

CSP functions as ACEC’s partner in developing and executing a comprehensive federal strategy to increase the trade association’s reach and capabilities.  This includes advocating ACEC’s priorities in the surface transportation reauthorization bill, FAA reauthorization bill, advancing water resources and water infrastructure legislation, and U.S. foreign aid contracting services.

AIRCRAFT MECHANICS FRATERNAL ASSOCIATION (AMFA)

CSP functions as AMFA’s principal representative in Washington, DC to Congress and the Administration. Primary focus is House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure; Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation; House Committee on Homeland Security; Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs; Federal Aviation Administration; and Transportation Security Administration.

CSP works with each client to design and implement strategic communications plans, including policy development and evaluation, to impact and influence the decisions of legislators. Our professional experience, thorough comprehension, and strategic approach to navigating the halls of Congress and federal agencies provide a winning service to each client in achieving their goals and bringing about change.