Government Press Releases

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

Advanced 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.

ACT I Announces Director of International Programs

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. 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).

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.

Save the Amorous Bald Eagles from Vanishing Away from the Face of America

LogoThe American Bald Eagle is carnivorous in nature, having an average lifespan of around 35-40 years, weighing almost 6.5- 14 lbs. The fundamental diet of these birds is fish and they can dive at a speed of 100 miles per hour in order to catch fishes.

Michelle Obama Will Be the Focus of Spotlight on Capitol Hill

LogoAdvocacy group, A Just Cause, announces this Thursday, September 22, 2016 AJC Radio's "Spotlight on Capitol Hill" will shine the spotlight on the First Lady of the United States, Mrs. Michelle Obama (www.AJCRadio.com, 8-10 PM ET).

Extra Mile Day Momentum Builds to 400 Cities

LogoOver 400 cities have declared November 1, 2016, Extra Mile Day - a day to acknowledge the individuals and organizations that are dedicated to "go the extra mile" in service and volunteerism in order to create positive change in their local communities.

Pine Valley Community Wants to Make Sure Their New Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing Center and Inpatient/Outpatient Therapy Are Completely Ready Before Showing Them

LogoPine Valley Community Village is changing the dates of their open house and ribbon cutting. We're so excited about sharing our new assisted living services and our new construction for rehab/therapy and skilled nursing, that we planned our event as early as possible. Now, because we want to have everything in place before presenting it to the community, we're changing the dates.

"Extra Mile Day" Participation Climbs to 350 Cities

LogoOver 350 cities representing all 50 states have already declared November 1, 2016, Extra Mile Day - a day to recognize the capacity we each have to create positive change in ourselves, families, organizations and communities when we "go the extra mile."

Harry Reid Is Highlighted on AJC Radio's Spotlight on Capitol Hill

LogoAdvocacy group, A Just Cause, announces Thursday, August 25, 2016 segment of AJC Radio's, "Spotlight on Capitol Hill" will shine the spotlight on Senator Harry Reid (D - NV) (www.AJCRadio.com, 8-10 PM ET).

No Human Dignity at Florence FPC

LogoA Just Cause continues to fight for families and friends to be treated with respect and decency as they visit their loved ones in federal prisons. AJC has contacted numerous members of Congress and Federal Bureau of Prisons Director Thomas Kane to intervene in continuing harassment and disrespect by prison staff to inmates and their families in the visiting room at the minimum security federal prison camp in Florence, Colorado. "Florence prison officials told me that the inmates greeting loved ones from the Colorado Springs Fellowship Church group is considered 'special treatment' and will not be tolerated because it is a threat to security and presents an opportunity to pass contraband," says Lamont Banks, Executive Director of A Just Cause. "The church group has been visiting for four years without incident under two Wardens, but when Warden Stancil took over in March 2015 the church group were viewed as potential criminals and have been treated poorly by staff ever since," adds Banks.

No Human Dignity at Florence FPC

LogoA Just Cause continues to fight for families and friends to be treated with respect and decency as they visit their loved ones in federal prisons. AJC has contacted numerous members of Congress and Federal Bureau of Prisons Director Thomas Kane to intervene in continuing harassment and disrespect by prison staff to inmates and their families in the visiting room at the minimum security federal prison camp in Florence, Colorado. "Florence prison officials told me that the inmates greeting loved ones from the Colorado Springs Fellowship Church group is considered 'special treatment' and will not be tolerated because it is a threat to security and presents an opportunity to pass contraband," says Lamont Banks, Executive Director of A Just Cause. "The church group has been visiting for four years without incident under two Wardens, but when Warden Stancil took over in March 2015 the church group were viewed as potential criminals and have been treated poorly by staff ever since," adds Banks.

Supreme Court Justice Roberts Asked to Take Action on 10th Circuit Judicial Complaint Dismissal

LogoIn an August 15, 2015 letter to Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, advocacy organization A Just Cause, citing bias, asks that an appeal for a 10th Circuit judicial complaint by the IRP6 defendants be transferred to another circuit (bit.ly/2b06RpM). A Just Cause says in the letter that 10th Circuit Chief Judge Timothy Tymkovich's claims that the complaint does not provide "sufficient evidence to raise an inference that misconduct has occurred" defies reality. There is "irrefutable evidence" that the trial judge and 3-judge appellate panel appear to arbitrarily and intentionally depart from prevailing law, use prosecutorial conjecture in the place of actual facts from the printed record and were "willfully indifferent" to constitutional violations that occurred at trial. AJC further states in the letter that there is a "high probability" that 10th Circuit judges may "harbor a deep-rooted bias" against the IRP6 defendants and their organization due to harsh public criticism about the judges' handling of the case.

Supreme Court Justice Roberts Asked to Take Action on 10th Circuit Judicial Complaint Dismissal

LogoIn an August 15, 2015 letter to Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, advocacy organization A Just Cause, citing bias, asks that an appeal for a 10th Circuit judicial complaint by the IRP6 defendants be transferred to another circuit (bit.ly/2b06RpM). A Just Cause says in the letter that 10th Circuit Chief Judge Timothy Tymkovich's claims that the complaint does not provide "sufficient evidence to raise an inference that misconduct has occurred" defies reality. There is "irrefutable evidence" that the trial judge and 3-judge appellate panel appear to arbitrarily and intentionally depart from prevailing law, use prosecutorial conjecture in the place of actual facts from the printed record and were "willfully indifferent" to constitutional violations that occurred at trial. AJC further states in the letter that there is a "high probability" that 10th Circuit judges may "harbor a deep-rooted bias" against the IRP6 defendants and their organization due to harsh public criticism about the judges' handling of the case.

Congressman Jason Chaffetz of Utah Is Highlighted on AJC Radio's Spotlight on Capitol Hill Thursday

LogoAdvocacy group, A Just Cause, announces this Thursday's, August 11, 2016 segment of AJC Radio's, "Spotlight on Capitol Hill" will shine the spotlight on Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R - UT) (www.AJCRadio.com, 8-10 PM ET).