Congressional Briefing Seminar

The purpose of this seminar is to provide a first-hand understanding not only of congressional process and procedure, but also the “culture” that is the United States Congress. Participants will receive briefings on the current status and insider analysis of legislative defense issues. Topics can range from the issues and politics of the overall Department of Defense authorization and appropriation to the details of specific programs and systems. Over the course of the class, participants will have the opportunity to hear from  congressional staff, academic observers, interest groups representatives, and news media representatives. This seminar may be conducted on Capitol Hill.

Topics may include:

  • Leadership and organization in Congress
  • Key stages in the authorization process
  • The budget and appropriations processes
  • The roles of committee and personal staff
  • Congressional oversight
  • The politics of the legislative process


Target Audience:

Employees of the Department of the Navy (GS-11 and above or 02 and above) who have a need for a comprehensive understanding of Congress

Upcoming Date:

March 23 – 24, 2023

Tuition: $755


Next Course: March 23 - 24, 2023