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DEFENSE. Navatek, a diversified commercial and defense research company, recently hired Cornerstone Government Affairs for federal research and development funding, according to disclosures. Todd Webster, former chief of staff to Sen. Christopher CoonsChris Andrew CoonsSenate Democrats leery of nixing filibuster Security concerns mount ahead of Biden inauguration Trump impeachment collides with Biden's agenda MORE (D-Del.), and William Todd, former professional staff member on the Senate Appropriations Committee, will work on the account.


Navatek also hired Red Maple Consulting to work on appropriations and the National Defense Authorization Act. Pete Kirkham, former chief of staff to Rep. Tom ColeThomas (Tom) Jeffrey ColeGOP lawmaker gives up honorary college degree in wake of Electoral College vote LIVE COVERAGE: House votes to impeach Trump after Capitol insurrection House passes measure calling on Pence to remove Trump MORE (R-Okla.), will work on the account.


First Command Financial Services, a company that does financial planning and banking for America's military service members, hired Husch Blackwell Strategies to work on issues related to the financial education of military families. John Ariale, former chief of staff to ex-Rep. Ander CrenshawAlexander (Ander) Mann CrenshawBottom line Bottom Line The global reality behind 'local' problems MORE (R-Fla.), and Christian Morgan, former chief of staff to Rep. Ann WagnerAnn Louise WagnerTrump era bows out with scorched-earth drama in divided GOP Democrats projected to retain House majority Live updates: Democrats seek to extend House advantage MORE (R-Mo.), will work on the account.


TRADE. Colorado-based Nite Ize Inc., a personal product and accessory developer and manufacturer, hired S-3 Group to work on exclusions from certain tariff proposals. Kate Dickens, former chief of staff to ex-Sen. Mark KirkMark Steven KirkSenate majority battle snags Biden Cabinet hopefuls The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by Facebook - Senate makes SCOTUS nominee Barrett a proxy for divisive 2020 Senate Republicans scramble to put Trump at arm's length MORE (R-Ill.); Matt Bravo, former director of floor operations for then-House Majority Whip Steve ScaliseStephen (Steve) Joseph ScaliseHouse GOP lawmaker: Trump 'put all of our lives at risk' Scalise labels Capitol rioting 'domestic terrorism' Tensions flare between House Republicans, Capitol Police over metal detectors MORE (R-La.); and John Scofield, former deputy press secretary to ex-Sen. Mark Hatfield (R-Ore.), will work on the account.



ARTS. The National Music Museum, based in South Dakota, hired Bockorny Group Inc. to work on issues related to federal funding for the arts. Scott Styles, former chief of staff to ex-Rep. Pete SessionsPeter Anderson SessionsREAD: The Republicans who voted to challenge election results National lawyers group seeks to have Gohmert disciplined over election suit On The Trail: The political losers of 2020 MORE (R-Texas), and Joseph Rubin, former counsel to Rep. Steve ChabotSteven (Steve) Joseph ChabotREAD: The Republicans who voted to challenge election results House Republicans who didn't sign onto the Texas lawsuit Top GOP lawmaker touts 'more flexible' PPP loans in bipartisan proposal MORE (R-Ohio), will work on the account.