Government Press Releases

ACT I Appoints Claudio Monticelli as Executive Vice President of Program Management

Advanced Concepts and Technologies International, L.L.C. (ACT I), an industry-leading provider of Total Acquisition Management and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) solutions, announces the addition of Mr. Claudio Monticelli, a retired Italian Air Force Colonel, as Executive Vice President of Program Management. In this role, he leads the company's efforts to increase operating performance and directs transformation of the Program Management function.

ACT I Appoints Claudio Monticelli as Executive Vice President of Program Management

Advanced Concepts and Technologies International, L.L.C. (ACT I), an industry-leading provider of Total Acquisition Management and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) solutions, announces the addition of Mr. Claudio Monticelli, a retired Italian Air Force Colonel, as Executive Vice President of Program Management. In this role, he leads the company's efforts to increase operating performance and directs transformation of the Program Management function.

Congresswoman Robin Kelly of Illinois Gives an Exclusive Interview on AJC Radio's Spotlight on Capitol Hill

LogoAdvocacy group, A Just Cause, announces this Thursday, February 23, 2017 the segment of AJC Radio's, "Spotlight on Capitol Hill" will shine the spotlight on Congresswoman Robin Kelly of Illinois (D-IL) (www.AJCRadio.com, 8-10 PM ET).

ACT I Names Paul Szerszen as Vice President for Department of Homeland Security Business Development

LogoAdvanced Concepts and Technologies International, L.L.C. (ACT I), an industry-leading provider of Total Acquisition Management solutions, announces Mr. Paul Szerszen as Vice President for its Department of Homeland Security (DHS) business development account. In this role, Mr. Szerszen provides business development oversight for ACT I's DHS programs and delivers innovative solutions to the company's business endeavors.

Congresswoman Bennie Thompson of Mississippi Is Highlighted on AJC Radio's Spotlight on Capitol Hill

LogoA Just Cause, announces this Thursday's, February 16, 2017 segment of AJC Radio's, "Spotlight on Capitol Hill" will shine the spotlight on Congressman Bennie Thompson of Mississippi (D-MS) (www.AJCRadio.com, 8-10 PM ET).

ACT I Awarded HQ PACAF / Surgeon General Program Management Support Contract

LogoAdvanced Concepts and Technologies International, L.L.C. (ACT I), an industry-leading provider of Total Acquisition Management solutions, was awarded a Task Order under its GSA OASIS Small Business Pool 1 contract to provide the Headquarters Pacific Air Forces (HQ PACAF) Office of the Command Surgeon General (PACAF/SG) with Advisory and Assistance Services (A&AS) over the next 3 years. ACT I will provide program management of medical technology and modernization planning, programming, management, innovation, and acquisition services at HQ PACAF/SG on Joint Base Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

Colorado Federal Judges Worthy of Trump, Gorsuch and Media Criticism

Logo"President Trump's current criticism of federal judges, while unwarranted, is refreshing because the media takes a hands-off approach in dealing with wrongdoing by federal judges and prosecutors, even when there is irrefutable evidence," says Lamont Banks, Executive Director of A Just Cause. Today, A Just Cause presents an opinion by Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch where he reversed and remanded a criminal case on the same legal grounds his 10th Circuit peers, trial judge Christine M. Arguello, U.S. Attorney John Walsh and federal prosecutor Matthew T. Kirsch, disregarded to uphold the wrongful conviction in the IRP6 case (Dist. Colo. no. 09-cr-00266-CMA), which is the subject of a judicial complaint (bit.ly/2ba9827) and a letter (bit.ly/2b06Rpm) to Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, John Roberts.

Colorado Federal Judges Worthy of Trump, Gorsuch and Media Criticism

Logo"President Trump's current criticism of federal judges, while unwarranted, is refreshing because the media takes a hands-off approach in dealing with wrongdoing by federal judges and prosecutors, even when there is irrefutable evidence," says Lamont Banks, Executive Director of A Just Cause. Today, A Just Cause presents an opinion by Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch where he reversed and remanded a criminal case on the same legal grounds his 10th Circuit peers, trial judge Christine M. Arguello, U.S. Attorney John Walsh and federal prosecutor Matthew T. Kirsch, disregarded to uphold the wrongful conviction in the IRP6 case (Dist. Colo. no. 09-cr-00266-CMA), which is the subject of a judicial complaint (bit.ly/2ba9827) and a letter (bit.ly/2b06Rpm) to Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, John Roberts.

Congressman Jim Clyburn of South Carolina Is Highlighted on AJC Radio's Spotlight on Capitol Hill

LogoA Just Cause, announces this Thursday's, February 9, 2017 segment of AJC Radio's, "Spotlight on Capitol Hill" will shine the spotlight on a powerhouse in Washington, Congressman James E. (Jim) Clyburn of South Carolina (D-SC) (www.AJCRadio.com, 8-10 PM ET).

Experts Detail $2 Billion Cost Savings for Trump's Air Force One

LogoPresident Donald J. Trump, Secretary of Defense James Mattis, and Air Force Secretary Nominee Dr. Heather Wilson are actively seeking ways to lower the $4 billion budget for replacing Air Force One: The President's 747 flying command post.

ACT I Awarded Subcontract to Provide Program Office Support Services to NAVAIR PMA-226

LogoAdvanced Concepts and Technologies International, L.L.C. (ACT I), an industry-leading provider of Total Acquisition Management and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) solutions, was awarded a subcontract with Naval Systems, Inc. (NSI) to provide the Naval Air Systems Command's (NAVAIR) Specialized and Proven Aircraft Program Office (PMA-226) with technical support services over the next five years at the Naval Air Station (NAS) in Patuxent River, Maryland.

Attorney Seeks Grand Jury Materials for Alleged Misconduct by Denver Federal Prosecutor

LogoOn January 26, 2017, in the 2011 federal crime case (Dist. of Colo. case no. 09-cr-00266-CMA), Colorado Springs attorney Gwendolyn Lawson filed a motion seeking disclosure of grand jury materials to challenge the suspicious actions of Assistant United States Attorney Matthew T. Kirsch before the grand jury. Lawson believes that Kirsch vindictively pursued a second grand jury and engaged in misconduct that prejudiced or biased grand jurors into issuing an indictment. The first grand jury apparently rejected Kirsch's illegitimate attempt to gain a criminal indictment against six technology executives (known on the Internet as the IRP6) from IRP Solutions Corporation in Colorado Springs, for failing to pay corporate debts to staffing companies. "But if I don't pay somebody for the work they've done, that is not a federal crime," one grand juror pointed out in the original grand jury. In the second grand jury, Kirsch eliminated all defendants' witnesses that testified in the first grand jury, choosing only to call a single, newly-assigned FBI agent, Robert Moen, as his sole witness, presumably, to conceal prior evidence presented to the original grand jury, to gain an indictment.

Attorney Seeks Grand Jury Materials for Alleged Misconduct by Denver Federal Prosecutor

LogoOn January 26, 2017, in the 2011 federal crime case (Dist. of Colo. case no. 09-cr-00266-CMA), Colorado Springs attorney Gwendolyn Lawson filed a motion seeking disclosure of grand jury materials to challenge the suspicious actions of Assistant United States Attorney Matthew T. Kirsch before the grand jury. Lawson believes that Kirsch vindictively pursued a second grand jury and engaged in misconduct that prejudiced or biased grand jurors into issuing an indictment. The first grand jury apparently rejected Kirsch's illegitimate attempt to gain a criminal indictment against six technology executives (known on the Internet as the IRP6) from IRP Solutions Corporation in Colorado Springs, for failing to pay corporate debts to staffing companies. "But if I don't pay somebody for the work they've done, that is not a federal crime," one grand juror pointed out in the original grand jury. In the second grand jury, Kirsch eliminated all defendants' witnesses that testified in the first grand jury, choosing only to call a single, newly-assigned FBI agent, Robert Moen, as his sole witness, presumably, to conceal prior evidence presented to the original grand jury, to gain an indictment.

Legislation Currently Being Debated in the 2017 Virginia Assembly Seeks to Correct Federal Injustice and Save Virginia Jobs

Two Bills introduced into the Virginia General assembly last week raise the hopes of many. Hundreds of Virginians will lose their jobs over the coming months due to inaction on the federal level.

FL Scientists to Commerce Nominee: Defend Coastline, Support Science

Trump has nominated Palm Beach neighbor and fellow billionaire Wilbur Ross to be Secretary of Commerce. If confirmed, Ross is in unique position to protect the coastline - including his own home - from rising seas and lead the transition to a low carbon economy.

Obama Receives Last Minute Clemency Letters on Facebook from Wrongly Convicted IRP6 Defendants

LogoOn January 5, 2017, A Just Cause posted a letter (bit.ly/2hYhKvW) to President Obama's Facebook account on behalf of wrongly-convicted IRP6 defendant David Banks who wrote to President Obama concerning clemency petitions for him and his codefendants (Kendrick Barnes, Clinton A. Stewart, Demetrius K. Harper, Gary L. Walker and David A. Zirpolo), which have been pending for 2 years. On January 10th, A Just Cause posted another letter to Obama from David Banks (bit.ly/2iDKZSA), in addition to letters from other IRP6 codefendants, Harper (bit.ly/2jBEioc), Zirpolo (bit.ly/2jsZc4M), and Stewart (bit.ly/2j6NvBF). In November 2015, former federal appeals judge H. Lee Sarokin (U.S. 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals), who exhaustively reviewed the case, sent a letter to President Obama, stating he felt a "grave injustice" had been done to the men and that there are a "series of events that cries out for clemency," which included a gross 5th Amendment violation where the trial judge forced the PRO SE defendants to testify against their will after threatening to terminate their defense (www.huffingtonpost.com/judge-h-lee-sarokin/the-case-of-the-missing-t_1_b_5340397.html). The transcript of the judicial coercion mysteriously disappeared and was unavailable for appeal and the men were sent to prison in violation of the law. Congressman Danny Davis (D-IL) and U.S. Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) have sent letters to Obama concerning the IRP6's clemency. Within the last 6 months, Republican Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) initiated an investigation into the IRP6 case through the Inspector General's office after receiving information from A Just Cause.

Soft-Story Retrofits in California Are a New Reality

LogoPenhall Company's Seismic Services Director Elizabeth Wilson publishes article for upcoming AOA Apartment Owners Association, of California Magazine distribution.

Senator Dianne Feinstein of Cailfornia Is Highlighted on AJC Radio's Spotlight on Capitol Hill

LogoAdvocacy group, A Just Cause, announces this Thursday's, January 5, 2017 segment of AJC Radio's, "Spotlight on Capitol Hill" will shine the spotlight on Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) (www.AJCRadio.com, 8-10 PM ET).

ACT I Announces Director of International Programs

LogoAdvanced Concepts and Technologies International, L.L.C. (ACT I), an industry-leading provider of Total Acquisition Management and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) solutions, announces the addition of Mr. Miklos Kiss, as Director of International Programs, who leads the pursuit of new international business opportunities and oversees the company's recent contract award in support of the U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Unit's 621st Contingency Response Wing, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, providing Security Cooperation and Administrative Support to the Mobility Support Advisory Squadron (MSAS).

Congresswoman Barbara Lee of the Golden State Gives an Exclusive Interview on AJC Radio

LogoAdvocacy group, A Just Cause, announces this Thursday's, January 5, 2017 segment of AJC Radio's, "Spotlight on Capitol Hill" will shine the spotlight on Congresswoman Barbara Lee of California (D-CA) (www.AJCRadio.com, 8-10 PM ET).

Congresswoman Barbara Lee of the Golden State Gives an Exclusive Interview on AJC Radio

LogoAdvocacy group, A Just Cause, announces this Thursday's, January 5, 2017 segment of AJC Radio's, "Spotlight on Capitol Hill" will shine the spotlight on Congresswoman Barbara Lee of California (D-CA) (www.AJCRadio.com, 8-10 PM ET).

ACT I Senior Executive Doug Harlow Leading Firm's Cyber Programs

LogoAdvanced Concepts and Technologies International, L.L.C. (ACT I), an industry-leading provider of Total Acquisition Management solutions, announces Mr. Doug Harlow as Executive Program Manager for its Department of Homeland Security National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) Office of Cybersecurity and Communications (CS&C) contract providing Budget, Acquisition, Procurement, and Contract Management Support. Mr. Harlow will lead program management and service delivery efforts ensuring contract execution and deliverables are compliant to regulations, rules and policies, and is the primary contact for the Contracting Officer's Representative and Contracting Officer on matters related to contract, program delivery, personnel, and security.

Headquarters United States Air Force Space Command (HQ AFSPC) Awards ACT I a $3M Contract to Provide Acquisition Support Services

LogoAdvanced Concepts and Technologies International, L.L.C. (ACT I), an industry-leading provider of Total Acquisition Management solutions, was awarded a $3M Task Order under its GSA OASIS Small Business Pool 1 contract to provide Acquisition Management Services to the U.S. Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) Headquarters (HQ) Cyberspace Superiority Division over the next five years.

New Kansas Study Finds Inequality, Racial Disparity, Redlining and Infant Mortality

LogoA new study released by the Community Health Council of Wyandotte County (CHC) entitled H.E.A.T (Health Equity Action Transformation) will reveal problems related to health and health outcomes, race, poverty and multiple other socioeconomic limitations in Wyandotte County. The study, in cooperation with the REACH Healthcare Foundation, was performed by the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, The Ohio State University. This report dives into the causes of high infant mortality rates and problems associated with poor access to affordable housing and routine health care providers, as well as historical records related to zoning and real estate issues like redlining. (Redlining is the practice of arbitrarily denying or limiting financial services to specific neighborhoods, generally because its residents are people of color or are poor) H.E.A.T also reveals why many are suffering from chronic heart disease and lead poisoning. The full report as well as videos of the study results are available to the public at www.wearewyandotte.com.

Attorney and Former Law Enforcement Officer Lance LoRusso Debuts New Book, Blue News

Attorney and former law enforcement officer, Lance LoRusso, the acclaimed author of When Cops Kill and Peacemaking is launching a new book, Blue News (ISBN 9781610058537, BookLogix, 2016) on December 16. In Blue News, LoRusso shows how law enforcement tactics and the use of force by law enforcement draws media attention from around the world. The book shows the interaction that occurs between law enforcement and the news media after such high-profile events, the impact that this dynamic has in driving a narrative, and offers advice on how law enforcement should develop a communications strategy for such incidents that takes into account the delicate balance between the public's right to know and the need for a fair and impartial investigation of the use of force by law enforcement. LoRusso, who has appeared on CNN, FOX News, NPR, the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and numerous other media outlets is considered a leading expert on law enforcement and shares his firsthand knowledge of not only law enforcement but the ways of the media in Blue News. Proceeds from the profits of Blue News will go to charities that support law enforcement.

Attorney and Former Law Enforcement Officer Lance LoRusso Debuts New Book, Blue News

Attorney and former law enforcement officer, Lance LoRusso, the acclaimed author of When Cops Kill and Peacemaking is launching a new book, Blue News (ISBN 9781610058537, BookLogix, 2016) on December 16. In Blue News, LoRusso shows how law enforcement tactics and the use of force by law enforcement draws media attention from around the world. The book shows the interaction that occurs between law enforcement and the news media after such high-profile events, the impact that this dynamic has in driving a narrative, and offers advice on how law enforcement should develop a communications strategy for such incidents that takes into account the delicate balance between the public's right to know and the need for a fair and impartial investigation of the use of force by law enforcement. LoRusso, who has appeared on CNN, FOX News, NPR, the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and numerous other media outlets is considered a leading expert on law enforcement and shares his firsthand knowledge of not only law enforcement but the ways of the media in Blue News. Proceeds from the profits of Blue News will go to charities that support law enforcement.

Attorney and Former Law Enforcement Officer Lance LoRusso Debuts New Book, Blue News

Attorney and former law enforcement officer, Lance LoRusso, the acclaimed author of When Cops Kill and Peacemaking is launching a new book, Blue News (ISBN 9781610058537, BookLogix, 2016) on December 16. In Blue News, LoRusso shows how law enforcement tactics and the use of force by law enforcement draws media attention from around the world. The book shows the interaction that occurs between law enforcement and the news media after such high-profile events, the impact that this dynamic has in driving a narrative, and offers advice on how law enforcement should develop a communications strategy for such incidents that takes into account the delicate balance between the public's right to know and the need for a fair and impartial investigation of the use of force by law enforcement. LoRusso, who has appeared on CNN, FOX News, NPR, the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and numerous other media outlets is considered a leading expert on law enforcement and shares his firsthand knowledge of not only law enforcement but the ways of the media in Blue News. Proceeds from the profits of Blue News will go to charities that support law enforcement.