Fleishman to take on homeland security

WASHINGTON: Fleishman-Hillard launched a new practice last week to address the communications side of homeland-security issues.

WASHINGTON: Fleishman-Hillard launched a new practice last week to address the communications side of homeland-security issues.

Chaired by former White House "drug czar" General Barry McCaffrey, the practice seeks to foster communication between clients and the newly formed Department of Homeland Security. It will also offer strategic counsel on issues of terrorism and national security.

"A lot of companies are looking to sell their services and position themselves" with the new agency, said regional director Paul Johnson, who will provide day-to-day management. Fleishman already holds about a dozen contracts with the federal government.

The new practice will provide counsel from Fleishman's board of advisors, specifically William S. Cohen, former Secretary of Defense; Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the House of Representatives; and Dr. Louis Sullivan, former Secretary of Health and Human Services.

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