Government Press Releases

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

Advanced 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.

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

Advanced 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.

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.

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.

Ohio Domestic Violence Conviction Not a Deportable Crime

LogoThe Board of Immigration Appeals recently ruled that an Ohio domestic violence conviction is not a deportable crime. Immigration law firm Hammond Law Group, LLC is advising Ohio residents that the board found a non-citizen who violated Ohio Revised Code 2919.25(a) could not be deported under the Immigration and Nationality Act.

Recent Opinion Proves Famed Federal Judge Was Correct About Wrongful Conviction of Colorado Businessmen

LogoAccording to the November 16, 2016 edition of Bloomberg's BNA Criminal Law Reporter, the Georgia Supreme Court reversed a murder conviction because there was no way for the appellate judges to satisfactorily evaluate the appeal without key portions of the transcript related to closing arguments and jury charges. "Where the missing transcript prevents adequate review of the trial...a new trial is warranted said the Georgia Supreme Court (Sheard v. State, 2016 BL 370419, Ga. no. S16A1291, 11/7/2016).

1SEO.com Digital Agency Not Affiliated in Any Capacity with 1st in SEO

LogoIn light of the recent controversial political statements made by Mathew Blanchfield from 1st in SEO on his company's website, 1SEO.com Digital Agency wants to make it clear to all concerned parties that despite any similarities in name and industry, they are not, in any way, affiliated with this person and his company, nor does the Philadelphia-based digital marketing leader subscribe to the politically charged views he expressed. In fact, 1SEO.com Digital Agency is nationally renowned for their unbiased and inclusive approach to client onboarding and relationship building. Furthermore, the firm is pleased to invite all former clients of 1st in SEO to inquire via phone at 215-946-1046 regarding how to have their online marketing needs met despite the unfortunate circumstances that have come about as a result of 1st in SEO's actions. Prospective new clients can also visit 1seo.com to request a consultation or to learn more about 1SEO.com Digital Agency and the award-winning solutions they provide.

USINPAC Engages with President-Elect Donald Trump's Transition Team

LogoAdhering to its bipartisan approach in representing the Indian American community, USINPAC hosted a Presidential dialogue series with members of President-elect Donald J. Trump's election campaign and transition team. The interactive dialogue, was attended by a cross section of Indian Americans from across the country. Listeners eager to know more about the incoming administration fielded questions to Congressman Lou Barletta, representing Pennsylvania's 11th Congressional district and Matt Keelen, a republican strategist and consultant for the Trump campaign.

Members of U.S. Congress Asked to Support Clemency Petition Before Obama for Colorado Businessmen

LogoIn a letter to members of Congress (bit.ly/2f637lE), A Just Cause asks them to take an active role in advocating for the freeing of six wrongly-convicted Colorado software executives of the IRP Solutions Corporation who are known on the Internet as the IRP6. The men were wrongly-convicted and have spent over 4 years at a federal prison camp in Florence, Colorado. "This was more than destruction of a small, promising software company...This is a human issue that deserves compassion for the plight of children who have unfairly lost their fathers, mothers who have unfairly lost their sons, wives who have unfairly lost their husbands and siblings who have unfairly lost their brothers," Lamont Banks, Executive Director of A Just Cause, said in the letter.

Members of U.S. Congress Asked to Support Clemency Petition Before Obama for Colorado Businessmen

LogoIn a letter to members of Congress (bit.ly/2f637lE), A Just Cause asks them to take an active role in advocating for the freeing of six wrongly-convicted Colorado software executives of the IRP Solutions Corporation who are known on the Internet as the IRP6. The men were wrongly-convicted and have spent over 4 years at a federal prison camp in Florence, Colorado. "This was more than destruction of a small, promising software company...This is a human issue that deserves compassion for the plight of children who have unfairly lost their fathers, mothers who have unfairly lost their sons, wives who have unfairly lost their husbands and siblings who have unfairly lost their brothers," Lamont Banks, Executive Director of A Just Cause, said in the letter.

Could Plans for a London-Only Work Visa Soon Become a Reality? Immigration Solicitor Comments

New proposals from the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry have suggested that going forward companies in London should still be allowed to sponsor skilled and in many cases much needed migrant workers with job offers for visas. London's economic success is heavily dependent on immigrant labour so it is likely that this is something in which the government will consider.

Obama & Jeh Johnson Can Still Save DHS from Outdated Technology Crisis

LogoAccording to an April 1, 2016 nextgov.com article, President Obama's Chief Information Officer Tony Scott has called the government's reliance on outdated technology a "crisis" that rivals Y2k/Year-2000 computer glitch. The congressional 9/11 commission found that the FBI's antiquated case management system and processes contributed to information sharing failures that led to the 9/11 attacks (govinfo.library.unt.edu/911/report/index.htm). It is no secret, especially in DC that both the Department of Homeland Security and FBI have yet to modernize their case management systems that are used by tens of thousands of federal agents to conduct criminal and terrorism investigations. Since 9/11 two large defense contractors, SAIC & Lockheed Martin, have wasted over a billion dollars of taxpayer money on failed case management projects. SAIC's $458 million Virtual Case File (VCF) was declared "unfit for use" in 2004 and according to FBI Chief Technology Officer Jack Israel's interview with Fierce Government IT in 2012, Lockheed Martin's $800 million-dollar Sentinel project's "demise" occurred when trying to "build an independent electronic case management system."

Obama & Jeh Johnson Can Still Save DHS from Outdated Technology Crisis

LogoAccording to an April 1, 2016 nextgov.com article, President Obama's Chief Information Officer Tony Scott has called the government's reliance on outdated technology a "crisis" that rivals Y2k/Year-2000 computer glitch. The congressional 9/11 commission found that the FBI's antiquated case management system and processes contributed to information sharing failures that led to the 9/11 attacks (govinfo.library.unt.edu/911/report/index.htm). It is no secret, especially in DC that both the Department of Homeland Security and FBI have yet to modernize their case management systems that are used by tens of thousands of federal agents to conduct criminal and terrorism investigations. Since 9/11 two large defense contractors, SAIC & Lockheed Martin, have wasted over a billion dollars of taxpayer money on failed case management projects. SAIC's $458 million Virtual Case File (VCF) was declared "unfit for use" in 2004 and according to FBI Chief Technology Officer Jack Israel's interview with Fierce Government IT in 2012, Lockheed Martin's $800 million-dollar Sentinel project's "demise" occurred when trying to "build an independent electronic case management system."

Obama & Jeh Johnson Can Still Save DHS from Outdated Technology Crisis

LogoAccording to an April 1, 2016 nextgov.com article, President Obama's Chief Information Officer Tony Scott has called the government's reliance on outdated technology a "crisis" that rivals Y2k/Year-2000 computer glitch. The congressional 9/11 commission found that the FBI's antiquated case management system and processes contributed to information sharing failures that led to the 9/11 attacks (govinfo.library.unt.edu/911/report/index.htm). It is no secret, especially in DC that both the Department of Homeland Security and FBI have yet to modernize their case management systems that are used by tens of thousands of federal agents to conduct criminal and terrorism investigations. Since 9/11 two large defense contractors, SAIC & Lockheed Martin, have wasted over a billion dollars of taxpayer money on failed case management projects. SAIC's $458 million Virtual Case File (VCF) was declared "unfit for use" in 2004 and according to FBI Chief Technology Officer Jack Israel's interview with Fierce Government IT in 2012, Lockheed Martin's $800 million-dollar Sentinel project's "demise" occurred when trying to "build an independent electronic case management system."

CPA Firm, Sax LLP, Explains New Jersey Tax Law Changes and Their Benefits to Residents on Their Website

Governor Christie signed a bill that represents a big step forward in helping both New Jersey residents and the state itself. Residents will reap the benefits of a reduction in sales tax, increase in the retirement income exclusion, increase in the earned income credit and a new personal exemption for veterans.

Congressional Jobs Are Easier to Obtain After Launch of Time on the Hill

Landing a position in Congress is a challenge Brent Sullivan, a former congressional staffer, aimed to help others overcome when he launched Time on the Hill in 2012.

VoiceNation Expanding Services for Bilingual Answering Services

LogoVoiceNation, the industry leader in live answering and virtual receptionist services trusted by more than 50,000 businesses worldwide, has just announced the creation of a new bilingual, Spanish speaking live answering service team.

Transcend Is First B Corp in Alabama

LogoTranscend, an award-winning leadership development company, has become the first company in Alabama to become a Certified B Corporation®. Called "the highest standard for socially responsible businesses" by Inc. magazine, B Corp™ certification recognizes companies who voluntarily meet standards of transparency, accountability and social impact. Transcend joins a growing community of more than 1,900 Certified B Corporations globally, including Warby Parker, Etsy, Ben & Jerry's and Patagonia, and is the first company in the state to meet the rigorous standards that measure a company's impact on its employees, suppliers, community and the environment.