angle-right technology chevron-left chevron-right learn more indicator envelope Fill 1 link ico Fill 1 Button Play Fill 1
National Journal logo

Research and Advisory Services


Our new database and people research service, Vignette , provides thousands of in-depth profiles on policymakers and influencers at the federal, state, and local levels.

  • Prepare for meetings with policymakers and influencers.
  • Engage with the best people to move your strategic plan forward.
  • Convene the right influencers and voices at your events.

Our expertise is in providing you with intelligence on individuals that will allow you to build stronger relationships in Washington.

We will equip you with information about individuals’ background and work history, policy areas of focus, core communities, and fundraising highlights, and even casual conversation starters.

Learn more
people research service preview

Network Science Initiative for Government Affairs

We conduct deep research on people and organizations, map the connections among them, and identify viable pathways to exerting influence, advancing development efforts, and more.

  • Discover emerging power centers and quiet voices within debates using our hand-curated datasets and analyses of key influencers’ expertise and connectivity.
  • Visualize the relationships among key influencers and communities and how those connections shape decision making and policy.
  • Develop an actionable engagement strategy leveraging in-house expertise and our executive summaries, white-label presentations (intended for client stakeholders), and on-site presentations.

Our expertise is using rigorous methodology to understand people relationships and to advise more than 100 of Washington’s leading organizations.

See our work in action . Download our sample profile to learn how Joe Biden’s networks impacted his campaign and platform. Interested in learning more? Email Katie Collins .

See more of our work
Joe Biden PowerMapping Profile

Network Science Initiative for Government Contractors

We execute complex network mapping to identify viable pathways you can leverage to connect with key decision makers and advance your strategic business development efforts.

  • Position and shape business-critical opportunities.
  • Expand into new markets or establish leadership around emerging capabilities.
  • Understand competitor positioning strategies.
  • Develop surround sound campaigns to shape opportunities.

Our expertise is in helping you navigate complex organizations and develop effective strategic for connecting with decision makers. We have ongoing projects with top 50 government contractors.

Learn more about this custom work , email Katie Collins .

PAC Vetting Service

PAC donations are under enhanced scrutiny and it’s harder than ever to ensure your organization is supporting candidates who align with your values.

Our new PAC Vetting Service tracks over 400 (and growing) members of Congress to help PAC leaders and government affairs professionals identify and continuously monitor key reputational risks associated with candidates.

Use nonpartisan and objective research to help you:

  • Understand your candidates’ policy decisions, affiliations, actions, and statements
  • Track reported controversies involving your candidates
  • Review your candidates’ stances and efforts in diversity and inclusion

Our research is customized to your candidates, issues, and concerns and gives you the information you need to be confident in your PAC funding decisions. Email us at .

Learn more