Advanced Concepts and Technologies International (ACT I)

ACT I Announces New International and Foreign Military Sales Advisor


Arlington, VA -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/12/2017 -- Advanced Concepts and Technologies, LLC (ACT I), an industry-leading provider of Total Acquisition Management and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) solutions, announces that Mr. Bruce Lemkin, President of Lemkin International, LLC, is engaged to provide consulting and advisory services in support of international and FMS business development.

"Mr. Lemkin's extensive experience as a highly successful international aerospace and defense consultant, Air Force Senior Leader, International Affairs expert, and retired career nuclear submarine officer, brings unique and value-added perspectives and skillsets to support our current business and strategic growth plans," said Mr. Michael Niggel, ACT I CEO. "Bruce's credibility and extensive relationships around the world, from his distinguished service as Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force (International Affairs) (SAF/IA), provides ACT I with the increased potential to offer our proven services and capabilities to strengthen the interoperability and defense capabilities of U.S. allies and partners."

Mr. Lemkin is an internationally respected expert and transformational leader in the fields of aerospace, defense, government relations, and energy. After serving seven years as the Deputy Under Secretary SAF/IA, he retired from government service in June 2010 to found the international consulting firm, Lemkin International, LLC. As Deputy Under Secretary, he was a member of the Senior Executive Service at the three-star/Lieutenant General-equivalent level. He provided oversight and guidance for international policy and programs supporting national security objectives through politico-military affairs, security assistance programs, technology and information disclosure, education and training, cooperative research and development, and attaché affairs. Under his leadership, Air Force International Affairs was thoroughly transformed to optimize mission effectiveness. His successes include numerous acquisitions, agreements, and collaborative arrangements; unprecedented in scope and impact, around the world.

Mr. Lemkin is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, with a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering. He also is a graduate of the Navy's nuclear power training program, and served in six nuclear submarines, including command of a Los Angeles fast attack submarine and a Trident ballistic missile submarine. During his naval career, he also served extensively in the Pentagon, gaining subspecialties in Financial Management and Political-Military Affairs. Prior to his service in leading Air Force International Affairs, he led significant international negotiations while an active duty naval officer and, subsequently, as a civilian.

In his roles as a consultant and board member, Mr. Lemkin's vast experience, recognized expertise, and international credibility have facilitated exceptional results for companies seeking business opportunities in the U.S. and worldwide.

About ACT I
ACT I is an ISO 9001:2008 certified small business delivering mission-critical Total Acquisition Management solutions to customers across the globe. We are retained by the U.S. Department of Defense, Federal Agencies and allied partners to support their most complex programs in the areas of Acquisition Strategy, Program Management, Engineering, Logistics, Financial Management, Security and Cyber, Contract Negotiation Support, and Security Cooperation and Assistance services. ACT I was selected as prime contractor for the following GSA contracts: OASIS Small Business Pool 1, Professional Services Schedule, and IT Schedule 70.

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