CRD Associates has amassed a wealth of experience across many issue areas of federal policy. Corporations, nonprofit organizations, institutions of higher education, municipalities, and many other entities have turned to us to help turn ideas into action, and action into results.
Health, Medicine, and Science
Health policy is our largest practice at CRD Associates. We help clients create new initiatives to combat public health threats; ensure fair and equitable reimbursement for medical services, drugs and devices; and open new opportunities for precision genomic medicine. Voluntary health organizations have turned to us for help convincing Congress to channel more federal resources to medical and health services research. Hospitals and medical societies have relied on us to help modify payment levels and structures. Businesses have tapped into our understanding of complex federal structures to open new marketing opportunities or block disruptive regulatory proposals.
CRD Associates helps institutions of higher learning achieve policy priorities, from major university centers to small private colleges and the associations that represent them. We have helped create networks of academic centers of excellence; secured direct funding for capital projects; and helped colleges forge partnerships with local communities and surrounding businesses.
Defense & National Security
CRD Associates has played a pivotal role for organizations with interests in defense, military health and homeland security. Our work has run the gamut of security-related activities, including digitizing classified records; creating marketing opportunities for new biodefense-related products; and securing funds to improve treatment for war-related injuries.
Improvements in airports, railways, ports, highways, and bridges lead to economic development locally and regionally and ultimately facilitate greater competitiveness in the global marketplace. CRD Associates has helped a wide range of clients, including municipalities, ports, academic institutions, and others; secure federal funding; and make their voice heard by policymakers.
Telecommunication & Technology
CRD Associates helped Rutgers University secure more than $10 million to enable the university to create a state-of-the-art internal communications system that opened up classes to high-achieving high school students in urban settings. This enabled at-risk students to stay engaged in their course work and provided an excellent recruiting tool for the university.
The mayor and township council of South Brunswick, New Jersey sought CRD Associates’ help to alleviate pressure on an overburdened highway and mass transit system. Operating in a very tight time frame, CRD Associates executed a legislative plan resulting in a federal appropriation of $6.8 million to widen a main thoroughfare and $4 million to create an intra-municipal bus system to move commuters from their neighborhoods to key mass transit transfer points.
Energy & Environment
CRD Associates helped a major alternative energy research center establish relationships with federal agencies, resulting in a federal center designation for the client. We have also helped public universities build relationships with policymakers, resulting in large-scale renewable energy projects, power electronics research initiatives, and fusion energy experiments. CRD Associates also helped expand university projects in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields, and in others advancing knowledge on energy efficiency, wind and storm surge inundation, biomass, and biofuel conversion.