Facebook is adding lots of new friends in Washington, D.C., if the company’s fourth quarter lobbying report is any indication.
Three days before Veterans Day, Facebook is already honoring the holiday with a livestreamed event announcing three new ways that the military and their families can best use the social channel to connect and communicate during long deployments.
Facebook is supplementing its strong internal staff of lobbyists with three outside lobbying firms that rarely use social media sites.
Vive La France! If you can’t make it to Paris for the annual July 14 festivities, Facebook is a good guide to celebrations around the country.
Joel Kaplan, a former staff member under George W. Bush, will join Facebook and lead the Washington D.C. office.
Facebook has signed a lease in downtown Washington D.C. to occupy an 8,600 square foot office. This new space can potentially hold 30 to 40 people.
Thursday, Facebook will be speaking with hill staffers about the company’s new privacy settings which are expected to be rolled out at some point during the day (the time of which has not been specified yet). A public Facebook event, first spotted by Mashable, describes the new event and also happens to be one of the company’s recently hired employees, Corey Owens‘, first events on the hill as a Facebook employees, which will surely be interesting.
Less than one month after the company began fielding inquiries for a couple new job positions at their D.C. office, Facebook has hired Corey Owens, previously the Press Secretary at the Constitution Project, a D.C. privacy group. Until April 1st (this is not a joke according to an email he sent to friends) Corey will be working at the United Food and Commercial Workers union.
Yesterday Facebook posted a new job on their site, looking to hire a manager of public policy in Washington, D.C. Considering that this employee will be the fourth at Facebook’s D.C. office, there’s no doubt that it will be a competitive position. According to the job listing, the “Manager, Public Policy” will “monitor legislative and regulatory matters at the state governmental level, participate in federal policy discussions, and lead [Facebook's] interactions with consumer organizations”.
Over the weekend we started receiving tips about a new hire at Facebook’s D.C. office but as of today, we’ve found out that the new hire is Andrew Noyse, who was most recently at the National Journal. This is the third employee following Adam Conner and Tim Sparapani. While Facebook has a relatively small presence in comparison to Google, the company continues to expand and as the site matures, one would only expect its D.C. presence to expand as well.