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• DEFENSE. Park Strategies has been hired by Central New York Defense Alliance, a trade group based in Rome, N.Y., to lobby on “economic development opportunities for defense-oriented businesses and suppliers,” according to lobbying disclosure records. Former Sen. Alfonse D’Amato (R-N.Y.) and former Rep. Vito Fossella (R-N.Y.) are lobbying for the trade group.

Hyjek & Fix Inc. has been hired by the Kansas Governor’s Military Council to “assist with promoting the retention and possible expansion of Kansas military installations, as well as the missions performed at those military sites,” according to lobbying disclosure records. Donald Fix and Steve Hyjek, who both worked in the Secretary of the Army’s Office of Congressional Liaison, are lobbying for the council.

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• EDUCATION. Shockey Scofield Solutions has been hired by the University of Redlands to lobby on “funding for higher ed and defense research programs,” according to lobbying disclosure records. Jeff Shockey, former staff director for the House Appropriations Committee, and John Scofield, former communications director for the House Appropriations Committee, are lobbying for the school.

• ENERGY. David Gardiner & Associates has been hired by the American Wind Energy Association to lobby on “H.R. 3630 (Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012), provisions relating to the Production Tax Credit for wind,” according to lobbying disclosure records. David Gardiner, former director of the Clinton White House’s Climate Change Task Force, is lobbying for the trade group.

• HEALTHCARE. Bryan Cave has been hired by Centene Corp. to lobby on “general healthcare matters,” according to lobbying disclosure records. Matt Jessee, a former special assistant to Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.), is lobbying for the company. 

BGR Group has been hired by Executive Health Resources to “provide counsel and strategic guidance on medical necessity reviews,” according to lobbying disclosure records. Bob Wood, former chief of staff to ex-Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson, and Dave Boyer, a former special assistant to President George W. Bush, are lobbying for the company.