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I have worked closely with The National Group since leaving NASA in 1998. Jeff Lawrence, who worked with me at NASA, and Vince Versage are among the premier lobbyists in Washington, D.C. for space, aerospace and defense issues. I offer my highest recommendation... 
- Daniel S. Goldin, former NASA Administrator
For decades, NASA, by leading the world in the peaceful exploration of space, has played a critical role in the development and advancement of vital technologies that have changed the way we live. Exploring the boundaries of space, searching for signs of life on other planets, developing and deploying satellites that are key to our daily communications and our national security, and proving humans can live and work in space while performing cutting edge research that enhances biological and environmental health here on Earth, our nation’s space agency performs many functions that drive key research, technological and economic advances.

Led by the former Deputy Administrator for Congressional Affairs at NASA, Jeff Lawrence, the National Group assists corporations from around the country and the world in understanding, navigating and engaging NASA as they seek to participate in its various important missions. We also assist universities in becoming partners of the agency, by identifying how their research capabilities may allow them to fill an important function for NASA, then bringing it to the attention of the agency’s decision makers; from program managers right up to the Center Directors and the 9th floor of NASA Headquarters. We also help to link research universities with large corporations to bid on NASA research proposals.

As we enter a time when the US and NASA are changing the way we get to space by relying on commercial companies to do the routine missions while NASA focuses on the high risk/high reward technologies that took us to the Moon, an understanding of civil space policy is critical. The National Group has a proven record of helping their clients – US and International – do just that. We help them navigate both NASA – here and its many Centers – and the Congress.

Clients Represented:


  • Boeing Corporation
  • Mitsubishi Corporation (Japan)
  • Thales/Alenia North America
  • Carlo Gavazzi Space (Italy)
  • NextGen Aeronautics
  • United Space Alliance
  • Aerojet Corporation
  • Thales North America
  • United Space Alliance
  • General Dynamics
  • Spectrum Astro Corporation
  • Spacehab
  • Purdue University
  • Telespazio (Italy)
  • Silicon Graphics
  • Corning
  • Trex
  • Stanford University
  • Philadelphia University
  • Arizona State University
Accomplishments


  • TNG client Boeing Corp received full funding of C-17 Cargo Aircraft....
  • California Science Center received $20 million in U.S. Department of Transportation funding for cons...
  • Philadelphia University has received $12 million in Department of Commerce and $10 million in DOD fu...
  • RIT’s Center for Urban Entrepreneurship awarded $1.5 million from EDA for renovation to help refurbi...
  • TNG represented Alenia Spazio at a time when they contributed more than half of the hardware now on ...
  • With the assistance of The National Group, University of Hawai'i Cancer Center has received a $3 mil...
  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California received $6 million in Department of Defense fu...
  • Stanford University has employed TNG to restore funding for both the Gravity Probe B mission, launch...
  • United Space Alliance used TNG’s partners to develop the plan and strategy for convincing Congress t...
  • For over ten years, TNG has represented Boeing in its work with the International Space Station, new...
  • When Mitsubishi Corporation (Japan) wanted a better understanding of the direction of US Civil Space...
  • National Jewish Medical Center (Denver) has received $10 million in Department of Defense funding fo...
  • California Science Center in Los Angeles won a national competition to permanently display retired N...
  • Electric Boat/General Dynamics received full funding for its U.S. Navy New Attack Submarine program...
  • American Film Institute received funding through the Department of Education for a national literacy...
  • Missouri Botanical Garden and the St. Louis Garden District Commission received $10 million in HUD f...
  • $29 million in federal R&D funding secured for Infotonics Technology Center, a NY State Center o...
  • When NASA cancelled the space shuttle launch designated to bring the multi-billion dollar Alpha Magn...
  • To facilitate the transfer of certain satellite operations to Arizona State University, TNG lobbied ...
  • TNG successfully lobbied for implementation of a plan for Silicon Graphics to put their high perform...
  • Researchers at National Jewish Health will seek to understand why warfighters deployed toSouthw...
  • When General Dynamics reentered the NASA marketplace with their Space Systems Ground Segment award i...
  • More than $100 million in research and infrastructure funding secured for the University of Hawaii S...
  • Lockheed’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program fully funded FY09-13....
  • Texas Tech University received more than $60 million in research and infrastructure....
  • Rochester Institute of Technology has received more than $75 million in research and infrastructure ...
  • RIT'S Center for Integrated Manufacturing Studies received a $2.1 million contract to continue its w...
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