Guns, mental health and cybersecurity

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

  • The gun control debate is casting a spotlight on the nations mental health services, and a Bloomberg Government Study finds that increased insurance coverage driven by the health-care law and Medicaid expansion may boost revenue to top drugmakers by about $25 billion a year. Matthew Berry, Bloomberg Government’s Director of Health Care Analysis joins the program to discuss how Shootings May Drive Mental Health Demand; Benefit Drugmakers.
  • With the swipe of a pen, President Obama sidestepped congress and issued an executive order to improve the nation’s cybersecurity. The order directs the government to develop voluntary cybersecurity standards for organizations operating the nation’s vital infrastructure. BGOV Technology Analyst Afzal Bari joins the program to preview what that means to the contracting world.
  • Dr. Peter Brusoe walks us through lobbying money spent by companies worldwide in the interest of a Happy Valentine’s Day..

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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.
Matt Barry is a health analyst for Bloomberg Government focusing on Medicare, Medicaid, public health and prevention issues. Barry has more than 20 years of health policy experience in the executive and legislative branches of the federal government, non-profits, private consulting and public affairs firms. He has worked on payment and access issues under Medicare and Medicaid, tobacco control policy, rural health care, and childhood immunization policy..
Afzal Bari is a financial analyst at Bloomberg Government, focusing on technology and telecommunications. He advised senior executives at large global firms as a strategy consultant with the Corporate Executive Board. Bari holds an MBA from Duke University and undergraduate degrees in information technology and government.
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.


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