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DC-Based Venable Hires Former FCC Cybersecurity Official

Looking to bolster its communications and cybersecurity law practice, DC-based law firm Venable has hired former Federal Communications Commission (FCC) official James Arden Barnett Jr. Barnett, the former chief of the FCC's Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, will serve as a partner in the firm's cybersecurity practice and co-chair its Telecommunications Group. He most recently served as senior vice president of national security policy at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, a science and technology think tank, and earlier was a rear admiral in the U.S. Navy.

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