Dana Hudson

Chair, Special Operations/Low-Intensity Conflict (SO/LIC) Division, NDIA Chief Executive Officer, c6 Strategies LLC
2020 Virtual SO/LIC

Dana W. Hudson is founder and CEO of c6 Strategies LLC, a successful federal government relations and public affairs firm. c6 Strategies LLC provides strategic guidance to companies and industries who are working to navigate the complex dynamics of Capitol Hill and the federal policy-making arena. 

Dana has lobbied elected officials and policy makers on behalf of diverse public and private interests at all levels of government for more than 20 years and issues including defense, homeland security, transportation, foreign affairs, energy and appropriations. She has a proven track record of developing and implementing successful government relations strategies that engage the legislative and executive branches at all levels in order to move her clients’ initiatives and goals forward. 

Dana and her team provide the situational awareness and high-level access needed to ensure your voice is heard in Washington. c6 Strategies will educate decision-makers and influencers and will work with you to build a comprehensive federal government relations strategy that supports and advances your business’ goals. c6 Strategies empowers innovative companies by expanding their situational awareness and access to the key players in their field. In support of our national security interests, Dana is committed to furthering the advancement of emerging technologies and making sure these transformational tools are available to the communities and operators who need them. A successful coalition-builder and outside-the-box thinker, Dana’s work expands the visibility of her clients’ technology to get them before decision-makers to achieve maximum impact and help to broaden market potential.

As a trusted resource for leaders in the defense and homeland security communities, as well as for many elected officials, Dana provides valuable information and perspective to help decision-makers identify priorities and gaps at the operational, tactical and strategic levels. 

Dana has orchestrated events which have profiled high-level officials such as the Vice President, the Speaker of the House, and several Cabinet Secretaries that have produced multiple days of front page, above the fold, print and television coverage. 

In addition to her work running a dynamic government relations firm, Dana serves as Chairman of the

Board of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) SO/LIC Division (Special Operations/Low Intensity Conflict), as well as serves on the Board of Directors for the OSS Society. 

Dana is a graduate of Virginia Tech University, with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, concentrating in Legal Studies. A passionate community servant, Dana volunteers and advocates for several veterans’ associations, as well as local and national animal rescue organizations.