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Michael Hettinger

Hill veteran Mike Hettinger previously worked for TechAmerica and the Software and Information Industry Association.

Mike Hettinger, a technology policy expert who held senior positions with TechAmerica and the Software and Information Industry Association, has launched his own consultancy focused on legislative and regulatory strategy for the government market.

Hettinger Strategy Group offers clients lobbying and advisory services. The new firm has also partnered with Rich Beutel's Cyrrus Analytics on single-client engagement, and the two boutique firms may team up on other efforts in the future.

"Starting my own firm is something I have always wanted to do, and now seems like the perfect time. The technology marketplace is changing and new policies from Congress and the executive branch are altering the way government buys and uses technology, creating compliance issues for businesses. The demand for my expertise – the ability to influence policy and regulation to create business opportunities – is extremely high and I am excited to continue to work in this arena," Hettinger said in a news release announcing the business.

Hettinger has deep roots in the policy world. In addition to his work for technology trade associations, Hettinger served as chief of staff to former Rep. Tom Davis (R-Va.) and as staff director of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, which Davis led.

Posted by Adam Mazmanian on Feb 27, 2015 at 12:30 PM


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