FTI Government Affairs represents satellite company Hawkeye 360 on defense and budgetary matters in Washington.

Former Democratic Congressman Bud Cramer, whose Alabama district is home to NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center and the Army’s aviation & missile command, leads the FTI team, which includes John Czerwinski, aide to former Virginia Republican Congressman Frank Wolf.

Herndon, VA-based Hawkeye says it’s the first commercial company to use formation flying satellites to create a new class of radio frequency data analytics.

It received a contract form the National Reconnaissance Office last month. The Federal Communications Commission also gave Hawkeye approval to launch and operate 15 satellites for radio-frequency mapping from low-Earth orbit.

Hawkeye, which has raised more than $100M, counts Airbus, Raytheon and Sumitomo Corp. of America among its investors.