–K STREET FIRMS JOCKEY FOR CYBER SUPREMACY: Washington’s main lobbying corridor is abuzz with talk of cybersecurity as law firms and influence peddlers compete to gain valuable share in the emerging market. Evidence of the rat race litters legal tabloids, lobbying disclosure forms and job boards, confirming that cyber threats are not only fodder for headlines — they present a major business opportunity for D.C.’s most powerful firms. “Everyone believes this is going to be the next hot thing,” headhunter Ivan Adler, a principal at the Arlington-based McCormick Group, told The Hill. “What I’m telling staffers is: if you have a chance to gain that kind of experience in cyber, you should do it.” The competition for clients is only expected to heat up as the 114th Congress gets fully underway. To read our full piece, click here: http://bit.ly/1D55cDd
The Department of Justice will seek a stay of a Texas judge’s ruling that has forestalled President Barack Obama’s executive order on immigration, a White House spokesman said.
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said the request will be filed by Monday.
U.S. District Court Judge Andrew S. Hanen this week temporarily blocked the President’s controversial executive actions on immigration — announced in November — that were meant to ease the deportation threat to millions.
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