Defense Contractors fish overseas and new fracking regulations

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

  • A third straight year of federal contracting declines along with a sequester has prompted several U.S. based defense firms to look overseas for opportunities. Bloomberg Government quantitative analyst Evan Croen identifies prospect countries based on growth rates of U.S. military imports and domestic defense spending. Will this overseas growth be the answer to a federal contracting slump? Evan describes the process in place and how the government keeps track.
  • *The U.S. Bureau of Land Management, or BLM, published a proposed rule on May 24 to regulate the use of hydraulic fracturing on land it manages. The so-called fracking rule would require that operators disclose the chemicals they use during fracturing, test wells’ structural integrity and establish plans to manage recovered wastewater. Implementation will take several years so are they too late? Senior Quantitative analyst Jason Arvello addresses the issue in his latest analysis “Fracking Rule Won’t end Oil Boom”.

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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.
Evan Croen is a quantitative analyst with Bloomberg Government. Evan worked at Boston Consulting Group, focusing on the energy, chemical and health-care industries, and at Duke Energy, where he researched strategies to reduce carbon emissions from Chinese energy production. He earned an MBA and master’s degree in environmental policy from the University of Michigan along with an undergraduate degree from Princeton.
Jason Arvelo is an economic analyst at Bloomberg Government. Before joining Bloomberg, he was a managing/senior analyst for Compass Lexecon, where he evaluated the economics of regulatory and legislative matters. Arvelo holds a master’s degree from Cornell University and bachelor’s degrees from the University of Florida.