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The Political Life - from campaigns to capitols and everywhere in between. A show about the people whose lives are immersed in the political world, and how they got there. Politicians, lobbyists, pollsters, and business people. If they're on the show, they're living the political life.

Hosted by Jim O'Brien, The Political Life introduces you to the personalities and "day in the life" experiences of some of the most interesting and dynamic individuals in the field. 

Aug 6, 2018

This week we were at NCSL in Los Angeles, and caught up with Kevin Callahan - Director, State Government Affairs - Northeast for CompTIA. CompTIA is the world's leading tech association. They also develop certification programs for the industry. 

Show Notes:

  • CompTIA represents large social media and internet companies, as well as small IT companies
  • CompTIA also certifies IT professionals for a number of different skill-sets. To date, they’ve certified 3 million+ individuals
  • Data privacy and security are two of the biggest issues they’ve seen pop up in the states recently
  • Because the internet is “borderless,” California’s recent data privacy legislation will become the de facto data “law of the land” that companies operating in the U.S. will abide by
  • Kevin covers 13 states for CompTIA
  • Kevin got his start working for a state senator, then transitioned to a contract lobbying firm before moving to in-house government affairs positions


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