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Represented Ashcroft Law Firm
Client Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc.
Notes Like Rep. Hurd, Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Tex., is another freshman lawmaker who was instantly awarded the chairmanship of a specialized committee overseeing cybersecurity and surveillance issues. Ratliffe is the chairman of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, a position overseeing new information-sharing measures decried by privacy advocates as “cybersurveillance.” Before running for Congress, Ratcliffe was a lawyer with the Ashcroft Law Firm, the company founded by former Attorney General John Ashcroft. Ratcliffe’s personal finance disclosure reveals that he represented Huntington Ingalls, a major defense contractor, as well as as well as Stratfor, a private intelligence firm that reportedly conducted work for companies including “Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and Raytheon, as well as US government agencies like the Department of Homeland Security, the Defense Intelligence Agency and the Marines.” SOURCE: https://theintercept.com/2015/04/09/lobbyists-for-spies-appointed-to-oversee-spying/