TNG
A Government Relations Partnership
Defense
Vince Versage worked closely with Chairman Inouye for more than 20 years. He is a superb defense lobbyist who has fought some of the toughest battles in town over funding for major defense programs... 
- Peter Boylan, Deputy Chief of Staff to Senator Daniel Inouye
The National Group is widely recognized as a leading advocate for corporations, small businesses, universities and other organizations which are engaged with, or seek to engage, the Department of Defense as well as lawmakers who oversee DOD’s programs and funding.

The National Group represents large corporations such as Lockheed Martin, Boeing and General Dynamics to advance and protect major systems and weapons programs through the defense authorization and appropriations bills on Capitol Hill and directly with the Pentagon. Whether salvaging the Seawolf program, maintaining production of the F-16, F-22, F-35 and C-17, funding a hydrological satellite system or establishing long term university research relationships, The National Group has the experience, expertise and contacts to effectively represent both large and small clients to navigate and work with DOD.

We also perform important defense related work for universities, independent research organizations and medical research centers in the areas of:

  • University Research (fuel cells, life cycle engineering, remanufacturing, high tech fabrics and apparel)
  • Medical Research and Equipment (operating room of the future technology, irritable bowel disease research, core imaging, respiratory biodefense, genomics research)
  • Research and Development of Emerging Technologies (robotics, sensors, unmanned aerial vehicles, satellite imaging)
Whether you are a major contractor, a small or medium size manufacturing company, a technology organization, research university or medical center, The National Group is well positioned to help you achieve your goals in the defense arena.

Clients Represented:


  • Lockheed Martin
  • Boeing
  • General Dynamics
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Philadelphia University
  • University of New Mexico
  • National Jewish Medical Center
  • Cedars Sinai Medical Center
  • Palomar Medical Technologies
  • Infotonics Technology Center
  • McDonnell Douglas
  • Electric Boat
  • Intellisis
  • Kistler Aerospace
  • Mitsubishi
  • Alenia
  • University of Hawaii
  • Makai Engineering






Accomplishments


  • RIT'S Center for Integrated Manufacturing Studies received a $2.1 million contract to continue its w...
  • TNG client Boeing Corp received full funding of C-17 Cargo Aircraft....
  • The National Group helped to secure a programmatic increase of $50M in the FY22 Senate Energy & ...
  • Working with providers of emergency room services, The National Group helped to pass legislation to ...
  • Stanford University has employed TNG to restore funding for both the Gravity Probe B mission, launch...
  • Missouri Botanical Garden and the St. Louis Garden District Commission received $10 million in HUD f...
  • With the assistance of The National Group, University of Hawai'i Cancer Center has received a $3 mil...
  • TNG successfully lobbied for implementation of a plan for Silicon Graphics to put their high perform...
  • $29 million in federal R&D funding secured for Infotonics Technology Center, a NY State Center o...
  • Working with a Florida hospital, The National Group devised and executed a strategy that led to a pr...
  • To facilitate the transfer of certain satellite operations to Arizona State University, TNG lobbied ...
  • RIT’s Center for Urban Entrepreneurship awarded $1.5 million from EDA for renovation to help refurbi...
  • Electric Boat/General Dynamics received full funding for its U.S. Navy New Attack Submarine program...
  • For over ten years, TNG has represented Boeing in its work with the International Space Station, new...
  • When General Dynamics reentered the NASA marketplace with their Space Systems Ground Segment award i...
  • California Science Center in Los Angeles won a national competition to permanently display retired N...
  • On behalf of a university client, The National Group assisted in getting language included in the FY...
  • Researchers at National Jewish Health will seek to understand why warfighters deployed toSouthw...
  • TNG represented Alenia Spazio at a time when they contributed more than half of the hardware now on ...
  • Rochester Institute of Technology has received more than $75 million in research and infrastructure ...
  • The National Group helped to restore $70M in federal funding for a clean energy manufacturing innova...
  • More than $100 million in research and infrastructure funding secured for the University of Hawaii S...
  • Texas Tech University received more than $60 million in research and infrastructure....
  • Philadelphia University has received $12 million in Department of Commerce and $10 million in DOD fu...
  • 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...
  • Lockheed’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program fully funded FY09-13....
  • American Film Institute received funding through the Department of Education for a national literacy...
  • The National Group helped to secure a $7.3M earmark for a hospital resiliency project in the FY22 Ho...
  • United Space Alliance used TNG’s partners to develop the plan and strategy for convincing Congress t...
  • Working with a major American corporation, The National Group helped to secure a programmatic increa...
  • The National Group helped a university client secure a $1.5M programmatic increase in the FY22 Senat...
  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California received $6 million in Department of Defense fu...
  • When NASA cancelled the space shuttle launch designated to bring the multi-billion dollar Alpha Magn...
  • California Science Center received $20 million in U.S. Department of Transportation funding for cons...
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