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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 CoonsChristopher (Chris) Andrew CoonsWary GOP eyes Meadows shift from brick-thrower to dealmaker On The Money: Pessimism grows as coronavirus talks go down to the wire | Jobs report poised to light fire under COVID-19 talks | Tax preparers warn unemployment recipients could owe IRS Senators introduce bill to block Trump armed drone sale measure 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 ColeBottom line House approves .3 trillion spending package for 2021 Multiple lawmakers self-quarantine after exposure to Gohmert 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 The global reality behind 'local' problems Budget could be used as weapon against FCC MORE (R-Fla.), and Christian Morgan, former chief of staff to Rep. Ann WagnerAnn Louise WagnerThe Hill's Campaign Report: Even the Post Office is political now | Primary action tonight | Super PACS at war House Democrats target Midwestern GOP seats Administration is leading the way in empowering women and girls 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 KirkLiberal veterans group urges Biden to name Duckworth VP On the Trail: Senate GOP hopefuls tie themselves to Trump Biden campaign releases video to explain 'what really happened in Ukraine' MORE (R-Ill.); Matt Bravo, former director of floor operations for then-House Majority Whip Steve ScaliseStephen (Steve) Joseph ScaliseRepublicans fear disaster in November Gaetz set to endorse primary opponent of fellow Florida GOP lawmaker Hillicon Valley: Trump backs potential Microsoft, TikTok deal, sets September deadline | House Republicans request classified TikTok briefing | Facebook labels manipulated Pelosi video 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 SessionsThe Hill's Campaign Report: New polls show Biden leading by landslide margins The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Argentum - In Rose Garden, Trump launches anti-Biden screed Pete Sessions wins GOP runoff in comeback bid MORE (R-Texas), and Joseph Rubin, former counsel to Rep. Steve ChabotSteven (Steve) Joseph ChabotHouse Republicans introduce legislation to give states 0 million for elections Bottom line The Hill's Coronavirus Report: GoDaddy CEO Aman Bhutani says DC policymakers need to do more to support ventures and 'solo-preneurs'; Federal unemployment benefits expire as coronavirus deal-making deadlocks MORE (R-Ohio), will work on the account.