Nick Mikula, who was special assistant to the under secretary of defense for intelligence in the Trump administration, has joined Invariant government relations/PR shop.
He will counsel clients on defense, intelligence and national security matters.
At the DOD, Mikula handled interagency coordination and support to the intelligence committee and managed more than $20 million in research and development innovation.
Earlier, Mikula was deputy communications director for the House Armed Services Committee, where he developed policy recommendations, messaging and press strategy for former chairman William “Mac” Thornberry (R-TX).
Heather Podesta, founder/CEO of Invariant, said her firm works with "mission-driven technology companies looking to apply next-generation solutions to national security challenges.”
Mikula has a "deep understanding of current and future intelligence programs and the political acumen to guide Invariant’s clients as they introduce new solutions to sensitive and complex problems," she added.