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Details On Katie Arrington’s Defense Department Job

Former state lawmaker lands top cybersecurity position …

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Yesterday, this news outlet reported exclusively on former South Carolina state representative and congressional candidate Katie Arrington’s new job with the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD).

Oh, and her stated plans to run again for congress in 2020 …

How did we get this information?  Easy: Our people are everywhere …

Arrington, 47, narrowly lost her bid for South Carolina’s first congressional district last fall to Democrat Joe Cunningham – who benefited from boatloads of national money and shifting demographics in this coastal district.  The 36-year-old “ocean engineer” also benefited from the refusal of former congressman Mark Sanford – whom Arrington vanquished in the June 2018 GOP primary – to endorse his fellow Republican.

Anyway, Arrington did not immediately respond to our inquiries about her new position yesterday but we were provided with some details on it early Wednesday.

According to a job description obtained by this news outlet, Arrington will “serve as the central hub and integrator” of cybersecurity efforts in the DOD’s acquisition and sustainment department.  The job description went on to say that “as the cyber lead and programmatic analytic advisor for strategic cyber programs, Katie will be responsible for conducting a wide variety of analyses within the major defense acquisition program portfolio and across the Department of Defense.”

Sounds like a big job …

“I am extremely honored to receive this appointment and continue (my) work to protect our country, our war fighters, and our tax dollars!” Arrington said.

We wish Arrington all the best in her new endeavor …

Republicans in South Carolina have made retaking the first district their top priority in 2020, and early polls in the district favor Arrington and Sanford – no doubt due to their high name identification following the 2018 campaign.

Other potential candidates include state senator Tom Davis, state representative Nancy Mace, S.C. house oversight chairman Weston Newton, former GOP gubernatorial candidate Catherine Templeton, Charleston County councilman Elliott Summey and state senator Chip Campsen.

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