The dispute with the FBI made Apple move in some ways. First, taking a stand against the government's request to create a backdoor for them to access the device information; the company also signed an important contract (Frederic Jacobs in the area of software security, to make iOS increasingly impenetrable).
Now the company has hired Cynthia Hogan, an important lobbyist for National Football League (National Football League of the United States) and former advisor to Vice President Joe Biden, as new head of the Washington office as reported by the website POLITICAL.
As vice president of government policy and public affairs for the Americas, Hogan responds to Lisa Jackson (vice president of environmental, political and social initiatives). Jackson even commented on Hogan's arrival: "Cynthia's intellect and judgment has consistently distinguished her as a talented professional and we are lucky to have her joining the Apple team."
As we know that the dispute with the FBI “ended but not over”, Hogan's arrival is undoubtedly very important for Apple to be able to dialogue with the government according to the rules of the game.