Government Press Releases

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Obama & Jeh Johnson Can Still Save DHS from Outdated Technology Crisis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nextgov.com article, President Obama's Chief Information Officer Tony Scott has called the government's reliance on outdated technology a "crisis" that rivals Y2k/Year-2000 computer glitch.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Obama & Jeh Johnson Can Still Save DHS from Outdated Technology Crisis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nextgov.com article, President Obama's Chief Information Officer Tony Scott has called the government's reliance on outdated technology a "crisis" that rivals Y2k/Year-2000 computer glitch.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).

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).

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).

Singapore Government Grants 2016 to Encourage Innovation

LogoSingapore is a city-state with progressive leadership and this region is known for its support of the tech industry. If you're interested in the future of the tech sector within Singapore, you should know that the Research Innovation Enterprise 2020 Plan is going to be a reality. This plan was created in order to boost Singapore's tech industry and it will help innovators to bring new advancements from the lab into the marketplace. Perfect for small and medium-sized businesses, this new initiative is designed to promote better R & D, via a host of great programs, including grant distribution and other government-based assistance.

The Brexit Vote, and How Singapore Will Be Affected

LogoIt is no secret that Singapore exists and prospers because of international trade. An incredibly diverse and vibrant country, the success of Singapore comes down to maintaining lines of trade with the rest of the world. So, how does the Brexit vote in the United Kingdom affect trade in Singapore? Our findings may surprise you.

MyFed Benefits Releases New FEGLI Quiz to Help Federal Employees Understand Life Insurance Options

LogoMost federal employees will automatically default to a federal life insurance policy, even if it is not the best one for them and their families. FEGLI is the largest group life insurance program in the world, covering over 4 million federal workers. The open enrollment period for FEGLI rarely happens – the last one being in 2004 – so September 2016 represents the only chance for people who qualify to enroll over the next 15-20 years. A new quiz can help individuals with this crucial decision-making process.

Government Grants for Small Businesses - Helping SMEs to Evolve

Obtaining government grants is not an easy process and it depends on a lot of factors like hard work, originality, availability, as well as authenticity. While some people have a notion that they are free aid, it is better to learn a little bit about them.