Technology and lobbying in 2012

This week on BGOV’s Capital Impact show hosted by Allen Scott:

  • Bloomberg Government’s lead technology analyst Allan Holmes joins the program to review the attempt and ultimate failure of cybersecurity legislation in 2012. We review the stumbling blocks along the way, and revisit the top 10 cybersecurity failures of 2012, including LinkedIn and Bank of America.
  • Dr.Peter Brusoe will show us the money. Our resident data analyst walks you through the top lobbying for 2012 and super-pacs. There was a lot of money spent on behalf of candidates, but did it push the needle?


Allen Scott (moderator) specializes in customer on boarding and training at Bloomberg Government. Allen previously worked at Arbitron, Inc. where he served in a variety of roles from customer service to sales operations manager. Prior to Arbitron, Allen worked in radio for several years in the Washington and Baltimore areas. Most recently he spent six years at 99.1 HFS as co-host and news director.
Allan Holmes is the technology team leader at Bloomberg Government, working with a team of analysts who cover technology regulation, legislation and spending. Holmes previously worked at National Journal providing breaking news for government technology executives and contractors on IT purchasing and management. He holds a Masters in Public Policy from Duke University and an undergraduate degree in journalism from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.
Peter Brusoe Peter Brusoe is a campaign finance data analyst for Bloomberg Government. Before joining Bloomberg he was a research associate with the Campaign Finance Institute where he co-authored a number of studies examining the confluence of campaign finance law and contributions. He received a B.A. in History and Political Science from the University at Albany, SUNY, an M.A. in Political Science from the Nelson A. Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and policy and a Ph.D. in political science from American University.