Government Press Releases

Congressman Elijah Cummings of Maryland Gives an Exclusive Interview on AJC Radio's Spotlight on Capitol Hill

LogoAdvocacy group, A Just Cause, announces this Thursday's, March 9, 2017 segment of AJC Radio's, "Spotlight on Capitol Hill" will shine the spotlight on Congressman Elijah Cummings of Maryland (D-MD) (www.AJCRadio.com, 8-10 PM ET).

New Survey of Retired Americans Reveals Seniors Find Social Security Benefits Inadequate

LogoA new survey of retired Americans conducted by The Seniors Center has revealed a growing concern among senior citizens that Social Security payments no longer adequately address the rising costs facing the elderly.

Attorney Raymond Lahoud Featured in NBC News Report on Impact of Trump's Immigration Policy

LogoAn NBC News report March 5 featured Raymond Lahoud, an immigration attorney with law firm Baurkot & Baurkot.

Online Protest to Deport Trump to Siberia Continues to Gain Momentum

LogoA new organization is offering a simple way for concerned citizens to protest against the current president. Anyone who wishes to join can do so on the protest's main website, deport2siberia.com. On the website, hundreds of online protesters are posting comments against Donald Trump and donating money to the cause. At the time of writing, over $3000 has been raised.

AJC Radio's "Spotlight on Capitol Hill" Welcomes Congressman Steve Cohen of Tennessee, Giving an Exclusive Interview on AJC Radio

LogoAdvocacy group, A Just Cause, announces this Thursday's, March 2, 2017 segment of AJC Radio's, "Spotlight on Capitol Hill" will shine the spotlight on Congressman Steve Cohen of Tennessee (D-TN) (www.AJCRadio.com, 8-10 PM ET).

ACT I Announces Corey Gomez to Lead Financial and Cost Analysis Programs

LogoAdvanced Concepts and Technologies International, L.L.C. (ACT I), an industry-leading provider of Total Acquisition Management solutions, announces Mr. Corey Gomez, as Senior Contract Project Manager for multiple DoD contracts.

USACITO Announces Guaranteed Entry in the American Green Card Lottery Program

LogoUSACITO has announced a new way for clients to have entry in the American Green Card Lottery Program. Many individuals from around the world are longing to live the American Dream. In fact, nearly 12 million people apply for the Green Card Lottery program each year.

ACT I Announces New Program Manager to Lead F-35 Contract

LogoAdvanced Concepts and Technologies International, L.L.C. (ACT I), an industry-leading provider of Total Acquisition Management solutions, announces the addition of Mr. William Stranges, leading the company's critical F-35 Lightning II Joint Program Office (JPO) Business Financial Management (BFM) contract.

NoCo Hemp Expo and Strategic Partners Head to #HempOnTheHill

LogoThe NoCo Hemp Expo, the largest hemp-centric event in the U.S., will represent and advocate for the nation's industrial hemp industry at Hemp on the Hill Tuesday, February 28, 2017. This expo and conversation is hosted by Congressman Jared Polis, with Co-hosts Congressmen Massie, Comer, Blumenauer, and Honorary Co-Host Senator Wyden. The event will be held at the Rayburn Foyer, 45 Independence Avenue SW in Washington, DC, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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.

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

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. 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.

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.