News Article | February 27, 2017
Draken International, operator of the largest privately-owned fleet of ex-military aircraft in the world, marked another milestone providing adversary “Red Air” support for the United States Marine Corps (USMC) in support of Agile Lightning and Wing Fury from 26 to 31 January 2017. The exercise demonstrated the F-35B’s ability to conduct expeditionary short take-off and vertical landing (STOVL) operations. Agile Lightning integrated a complex training environment featuring distributed operations and Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF) operations. The mission included nearly 2,000 Marines in air and ground roles, more than 16 aircraft from 7 squadrons across 3 Marine Air Wings, the U.S. Navy forces from the U.S.S. Bunker Hill, Navy Strike Fighter Squadron 97, and the Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center participated. Draken operated from Marine Corps Air Station Miramar during the exercise and marked their USMC adversary support debut with their virtually brand-new L-159 Advance Light Combat Aircraft (ALCA). Draken is the only contract air services firm operating jets with Pulse-Doppler Radar and 4th generation capabilities. The L-159 ALCA are equipped with pulse Doppler GRIFO radar which simulated advanced threat aircraft and missiles alongside Draken’s A-4K Skyhawk aircraft, operating pulse Doppler APG-66 radar. The Draken aggressors in coordination with U.S. Navy aggressor FA-18E aircraft integrated with surface-to-air threats to present an anti-area access denial scenario for the MAGTF which utilized the 5th generation combat capabilities of the F-35B alongside FA-18 and AV-8B aircraft. Lt. Col (Ret) Jeff Scott, Draken’s Director of Marine Corps Operations, and a former F-35B pilot, remarked, “The L-159 and its radar capability increased Draken’s already proven ability to replicate advanced threats to provide a realistic training environment. Draken aircraft provided a significant cost-savings to the government while reducing the consumption of hours on USMC and US Navy combat aircraft used in the role of a training aid.” In addition to these exercises, Draken also supports the USMC as the current contract provider of live Close Air Support for Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) Training. Draken is the only contract air services company deploying live ordnance and the only contract air services company with both a US Navy flight clearance and a US Air Force flight release. Draken International is the world’s largest operator of ex-military aircraft. The company is based out of Lakeland Linder Regional Airport in Lakeland, FL. The organization sets a new standard in airborne adversary support, flight training, threat simulation, electronic warfare support, aerial refueling, research, testing, as well as other missions uniquely suited to their fleet of aircraft. With over 80 tactical fighter aircraft incorporating modern 4th generation capabilities, the company is uniquely positioned to answer the growing global demand for commercial air services. Draken employs world class, military trained fighter pilots including USAF Weapons School Instructors, Fighter Weapons School Graduates, TOP GUN Instructors, Air Liaison Officers and FAC-A Instructors. For additional information, visit http://www.drakenintl.com.
News Article | February 28, 2017
NEW YORK, NY, February 28, 2017-- The New York Court of Appeals upheld a lower court decision to charge a tenant for all legal fees a landlord incurred in attempts to evict him. The matter was initially brought to the court's attention when the landlord, Larry Ginsberg, head of Algin Management/Laurence Towers LLC, and owner of over thirty high-rise buildings in New York, filed to evict a 40-year tenant on the basis of a late payment on one rental check.Tenant Gerard Sunnen claims that this one check was duly sent but simply not cashed. He states, "My rent checks were cashed for forty years, and one month, nothing. Then I was led to understand that the market value of my apartment was a third more, and that unless I made up the difference, they wanted me out."The matter landed in NYC's Housing Court, where months of court appearances cumulated landlord's legal fees, now billed to the tenant. Demanding some $19,800 reflecting the copious rates of the landlord's lawyers, Belkin, Burden, Wenig and Goldman, LLP, the matter went to Judge Anne Katz, head of NY's Housing Court. Judge Katz upheld the landlord's demand.Tenant Sunnen, a Vietnam-era U.S. veteran (USAF-MC 71-73; USAF Reserves 73-82), baffled by the verdict states, "When I came out of active military duty, that was my first rental, and during all these years I have been duly responsible. The landlord, however, has relentlessly tried to nix my rent stabilization, and this with some success. I have also been threatened with eviction and narrowly escaped the City Marshall' s services."Appealing the decision to the NY Supreme Court Appellate Term, First Department, the matter awaited final adjudication. In a January 2017 decision, justices Martin Shulman, Martin Schoenfeld, and Doris Ling-Cohan upheld judge Katz's order."Tenants' rights are sacrosanct in many cities around the world," tenant Sunnen added, "where community cohesion and cultural richness are so well respected. In these turbulent times moving to upend the essence of New York's proprietary fabric via massive real estate upheavals, veterans as all New Yorkers should live in the safety of spaces adequately shielded from powerful predatory interests, all in the context of a protective judicial system."Attribution:Gerard Sunnen200 East 33rd Street, 26JNew York, NY 10016Tel. 212-6790679References: Index No. L&T 92116/02L&T 078335/2015NY County Clerk # 570869/2016
News Article | February 15, 2017
An enormously successful first annual Space Settlement Summit hosted by the National Space Society (NSS) occurred on January 10-11, 2017, in Santa Monica, California. Industry leaders, financial experts, scientists and engineers, and leading space activists were brought together to assess the state of the art driving space settlement. The NSS invitation-only Space Settlement Summit featured industry leaders including Josh Brost, Director of Government Business Development SpaceX, Dr. George Sowers, VP Advanced Programs ULA, Michael T. Suffredini, President Axiom Space, Steven Oldham, Senior VP MDA, Karlton Johnson, Director Information Risk Management Arconic, Jeff Manber, CEO Nanoracks, Akshay Patel, VP Strategy and Business Development Planetary Resources, and energy CEO and famous actor Harry Hamlin. Special guest Astronaut Yvonne Cagle headlined a dinner event celebrating the success of the movie HIDDEN FIGURES, speaking on recent medical advances from NASA. Key industry experts speaking included Dr. John C. Mankins on space solar power, Lt. Col. Thomas P. Schilling USAF on ultra-low cost access to space, Steve Wolfe of SpaceCom on open-source space settlement design, and Jeff Greason (XCOR founder) on funding space startups. "The resources of Earth are limited and humanity is increasingly constrained by these limits. This is particularly true when reasonable environmental considerations are taken into account," said Mark Hopkins, Chair of the NSS Executive Committee. "Fortunately, the vast majority of the resources of the solar system both in terms of energy and materials lie in space rather than on Earth. Space settlement allows us to tap into these resources, thus smashing the resource constraints of Earth. Space settlement can create a hopeful prosperous future for all of humanity." "With Elon Musk calling for the colonization of Mars, and Jeff Bezos looking forward to millions of people living and working in space, space settlement is an idea whose time has come," said Dale Skran, NSS Executive Vice President. "NSS has been developing a Roadmap for space settlement for a number of years (see http://www.nss.org/settlement/roadmap/)," added Bruce Pittman, NSS Senior Vice President and Senior Operating Officer. "The Space Settlement Summit will provide input that guides NSS's current updating of the Roadmap. Anyone interested in learning more about how NSS is supporting space development and settlement should attend the International Space Development Conference in St. Louis Missouri May 25-29 (http://isdc2017.nss.org/)."
News Article | February 15, 2017
MCLEAN, VA--(Marketwired - February 14, 2017) - The MITRE Corporation, a private systems engineering and technology company, today announced that its Board of Trustees has appointed Dr. Jason Providakes as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective March 6, 2017. Dr. Providakes previously held the position of Senior Vice President and General Manager of MITRE's Center for Connected Government. Dr. Providakes will succeed Mr. Alfred Grasso, who previously announced his intention to step down. Mr. Grasso will continue as a member of the Board of Trustees. "This is a superb company, dedicated to supporting the government with objective, technical expertise," said Dr. John Hamre, Chairman of MITRE's Board of Trustees and President and CEO of the Center for Strategic & International Studies. "We are entering a dynamic and challenging new phase for government, and we believe Jason will set the right tone, energy, and structure for MITRE's future." Since joining MITRE in 1991, Providakes has spearheaded major programs to modernize federal infrastructure and create mission capabilities for national security, population health, our Veterans, and civil agencies. He has served as the Director of the Homeland Security Systems Engineering and Development Institute, and of the Joint and Defense-Wide Systems Division within the National Security Engineering Center. An expert in optical and remote sensing technologies with extensive systems engineering experience, he has served as a member of the Army Science Board and contributed to several National Academy studies. "I am honored to lead MITRE in the next phase of its proud history of service to America," said Providakes, "and I am committed to advancing our international reputation for technical excellence and innovation. Public-sector challenges are dynamic and complex, and our cross-domain approach and enterprise-wide systems thinking to collaboration between government, industry, and academia have never been more critical than they are today." "I know that Jason is the right CEO for MITRE at this moment in our history," said Al Grasso, who announced on December 19, 2016 that he would step down once a successor was named. "He was selected with unanimous support of the board, informed by our highest ambitions. With Jason's leadership, we will continue to impact complex challenges of national and global significance." With the addition of Providakes, MITRE's Board of Trustees consists of Dr. John Hamre; Dr. George Campbell Jr., Chairman of the Board of Trustees at the Webb Institute of Naval Architecture; Mr. Nicholas Donofrio, former IBM executive vice president for innovation and technology; Mr. Robert Everett, former MITRE president; Ms. Michèle Flournoy, co-founder and chief executive officer of the Center for a New American Security; Mr. David Fubini , director emeritus at McKinsey & Company; Admiral Edmund P. Giambastiani, Jr., retired from the U.S. Navy; Mr. Alfred Grasso, former MITRE president and CEO; George Halvorson, former chairman and chief executive officer of Kaiser Permanente; General C. Robert Kehler, U.S. Air Force (Ret.), former commander, U.S. Strategic Command; Mr. Cleve Killingsworth, former chairman and chief executive officer of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts; General Robert T. Marsh, USAF (Ret.), Air Force Systems Command; Ms. Cathy Minehan, managing director of Arlington Advisory Partners, LLC; General Montgomery C. Meigs, U.S. Army (Ret.), former president and chief executive officer of Business Executives for National Security; Dean Elizabeth Rindskopf Parker, Dean Emerita of the McGeorge School of Law at the University of the Pacific; Mike Rogers, former Congressman and founder, the Mike Rogers Center for Intelligence and Global Affairs; Mary Schapiro, formerly chairperson of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission; Rodney Slater, former U.S. Secretary of Transportation; Mr. John Stenbit, former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence. The MITRE Corporation is a not-for-profit organization that operates research and development centers sponsored by the federal government.
News Article | February 17, 2017
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb. 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AJRD), today announced that Jerry Tarnacki has been appointed as the senior vice president of the company’s recently formed Space Business Unit. A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/7703b2a6-4653-4f7b-9d55-a57569e2aa8a In his new role, Tarnacki will report directly to Aerojet Rocketdyne CEO and President Eileen Drake. He will oversee all NASA programs, defense and commercial launch systems, advanced space and launch strategy programs, and in-space propulsion system programs supported by sites throughout the country, and will be based out of the company’s West Palm Beach, Florida, facility. Tarnacki first joined Aerojet Rocketdyne in December 2015 as vice president of Quality & Mission Assurance. Over the past 14 months, he has led efforts to stand up a new operating system across the enterprise and instill a culture of quality and metrics-driven continuous improvement throughout the organization. Prior to joining Aerojet Rocketdyne, Tarnacki garnered more than 30 years of diverse leadership experience in the aerospace and defense industry through the U.S. Air Force, General Electric Aircraft Engines, and United Technologies Corporation’s Pratt & Whitney division, where he held four different vice president positions, including leading a multi-billion dollar Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) business which consisted of 18 plants in eight countries. Tarnacki’s career began as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force (USAF), working as program manager for the Rocketdyne ATLAS MA-3 engine overhaul program and launch services contract at the Los Angeles Air Force Station, now known as the Space and Missile Systems Center. While there, he received the USAF Roland Obenland Engineering Memorial Award for top engineering performance. Tarnacki served two tours for the USAF, continued his commitment in the Air Force Reserve, and retired in 2002 as a lieutenant colonel. “After conducting an extensive internal and external search, I couldn’t be more pleased to name Jerry to this key leadership role for our company,” said Drake. “Jerry’s impressive background includes a unique variety of leadership positions in the areas of MRO, Manufacturing; Quality; Supply Chain; Environmental, Health & Safety; and Continuous Improvement. On top of that, he’s a proven team leader and strategist who is laser-focused on customer satisfaction – the perfect person to lead our Space organization in this exciting and pivotal time in Aerojet Rocketdyne’s legacy.” Aerojet Rocketdyne is an innovative company delivering solutions that create value for its customers in the aerospace and defense markets. The company is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader that provides propulsion and energetics to the space, missile defense and strategic systems, tactical systems and armaments areas, in support of domestic and international markets. Additional information about Aerojet Rocketdyne can be obtained by visiting our websites at www.Rocket.com and www.AerojetRocketdyne.com.
News Article | February 22, 2017
ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CACI International Inc (NYSE: CACI) announced today the release of Combating Asymmetric Threats: Offset Strategies to Prevail Against Asymmetric Threats, a report from the ninth symposium in the Asymmetric Threat symposia series co-sponsored by the Association of Old Crows (AOC), CACI, and the Center for Security Policy (CSP). Summarizing discussions and comments from the symposium, the report considers how offset strategies attempt to position the U.S. to prevail against resurging global power competition, multiregional conflicts, and cross-domain challenges. Copies of the report may be downloaded from the dedicated Asymmetric Threat website at asymmetricthreat.net, or from AOC, CACI, or CSP websites at www.crows.org, www.caci.com, or www.centerforsecuritypolicy.org. Held September 22, 2016 at the Gannett Conference Center in McLean, Va., the symposium featured keynote speakers Lieutenant General Jack Weinstein, Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Deterrence and Nuclear Integration, Headquarters, USAF; and Lieutenant General Michael T. Flynn, USA (Ret), Chairman and Chief Executive, Flynn Intel Group and former Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency. Panelists included leaders and experts from government, industry, and academia examining the technologies and operational concepts needed to support offset strategies and how these strategies may be applied across federal agencies to gain the advantage against asymmetric threats. The report content reflects the invocation of the Chatham House rule for the symposium and report as non-attributable forums. The report also presents the symposium’s discussions on additional national security challenges, many of the hybrid kind, stemming from the erosion of the U.S.’s technology advantages, constrained budgets, and convoluted acquisitions processes. Opportunities that may be found in offset strategies involving technologies such as human-machine teaming may need to be applied across federal agencies and the private sector, and may further involve pursuing agile acquisition processes and legal tools. Comments by the symposium leadership emphasized several aspects of the event’s proceedings. CACI Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board Dr. J.P. (Jack) London, who gave the welcoming remarks at the symposium, said, “The Combating Asymmetric Threats: Offset Strategies to Prevail Against Asymmetric Threats report articulates the opportunities and pitfalls of countervailing strategies to give the U.S. an edge on today’s complex battlefields. We need innovative, multi-dimensional, and nuanced approaches that incorporate new technologies and coordinate resources across government and industry to defeat adversaries who challenge us in every domain. CACI and its partners also look forward to hosting the 10th symposium in the Asymmetric Threat series next fall to continue this critical national dialogue promoting our nation’s security and its position as a global leader.” According to AOC President Lisa Frugé-Cirilli, “Electromagnetic spectrum (EMS) operations have become a decisive and discriminating enabler of hybrid warfare and offset strategies. The Association of Old Crows continues to advocate harvesting the constructive synergies between cyber and electronic warfare to ensure technological superiority and multi-domain dominance. We recognize that we must be able to manage the EMS much better than we do today, respond more quickly to adaptive threats, and seek a better balance between defensive and offensive EMS operations. Participating in the Asymmetric Threat IX symposium allowed the AOC to underscore its focus on finding, forging, and fielding offset technologies, capabilities, and operational concepts. The EMS technological opportunities we have yet to master are no greater than those we have already overcome.” CSP President and Chief Executive Officer Frank Gaffney stated, “The Ninth Asymmetric Threat Symposium presented an array of timely treatments of critical national security topics. Especially valuable was an insightful discussion of how we can win against the global jihad movement and its allies.” Since its founding in 2008 by CACI Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board Dr. J.P. (Jack) London and Lead Director on CACI’s Board of Directors Dr. Warren Phillips, the Asymmetric Threat symposium series has provided a forum for thought leadership on national security. Symposium One, co-sponsored by CACI and the National Defense University and held May 8, 2008 at the National Defense University in Washington, DC, defined the asymmetric threat problem. Symposium Two, co-sponsored by CACI and the U.S. Naval Institute (USNI) and held October 21, 2008 at Ft. Myer, Virginia, addressed the efficacy of soft power. Symposium Three, co-sponsored by CACI and USNI and held March 24, 2009 at Ft. Myer, concluded the series by addressing the role of smart power in defeating asymmetric threats. Symposium Four, co-sponsored by CACI and USNI and held March 2, 2010 at Ft. Myer, centered on countering challenges to the global supply chain. Symposium Five, co-sponsored by CACI, USNI, and CSP and held March 1, 2011 at the Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington, DC, focused on cyber challenges to the U.S.’s economy and industrial base. Symposium Six, co-sponsored by CACI, USNI, and CSP and held May 8, 2012 at the U.S. Navy Memorial in Washington, DC, addressed decision superiority. Symposium Seven, co-sponsored by AOC, CACI, and CSP and held April 2, 2013 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, DC, addressed the interplay of offensive and defensive measures in shaping the outcomes of asymmetric conflicts. Symposium Eight, co-sponsored by AOC, CACI, and CSP and held October 1, 2014 at the Gannett Conference Center in McLean, Virginia addressed role of cyber, electromagnetic spectrum dominance, and electronic warfare in defending the U.S. and assuring military operational superiority. AOC is a not-for-profit international professional association with over 13,000 members and 200+ organizations engaged in the science and practice of Electronic Warfare, Information Operations, and related disciplines. AOC promotes the exchange of new ideas and information and the dissemination of new research and knowledge in these fields and publishes a monthly professional magazine, the Journal of Electronic Defense. Learn more at www.crows.org. CSP is a non-profit, non-partisan national security organization that specializes in identifying policies, actions, and resource needs that are critical to American security. The group ensures these issues are the subject of focused, principled examination and effective action by recognized policy experts, appropriate officials, opinion leaders, and the general public. Learn more at www.centerforsecuritypolicy.org. CACI provides information solutions and services in support of national security missions and government transformation for Intelligence, Defense, and Federal Civilian customers. CACI is a member of the Fortune 1000 Largest Companies, the Russell 2000 Index, and the S&P SmallCap600 Index. CACI’s sustained commitment to ethics and integrity defines its corporate culture and drives its success. With approximately 20,000 employees worldwide, CACI provides dynamic career opportunities for military veterans and industry professionals to support the nation’s most critical missions. Join us! www.caci.com. There are statements made herein which do not address historical facts, and therefore could be interpreted to be forward-looking statements as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements are subject to factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from anticipated results. The factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated include, but are not limited to, the risk factors set forth in CACI’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2016, and other such filings that CACI makes with the Securities and Exchange Commission from time to time. Any forward-looking statements should not be unduly relied upon and only speak as of the date hereof.
News Article | February 21, 2017
BOCA RATON, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Integrated Dermatology Group (IDG), a leading national dermatology practice, has expanded its presence in Maryland by partnering with Dr. Robert S. Berger. Dr. Berger will serve as Medical Director of the practice known as Integrated Dermatology of White Plains, LLC / Charles County Dermatology Associates. Dr. Berger is a board certified dermatologist, graduating from Boston College and New York Medical College. He completed his Internship at Washington Hospital Center and served as a United States Air Force Flight Surgeon before completing his Dermatology Residency at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center in San Antonio. While practicing in Waldorf, Maryland, Dr. Berger was recalled to active duty, serving as an Air Force dermatologist during Desert Storm. Afterwards, he joined the faculty at Johns Hopkins, where he received teaching awards and is currently Assistant Professor. Dr. Berger devised nationwide protocols for acne treatment using an intense pulse light device and brings over 37 years of experience to IDG. “By partnering with or selling to IDG, the dermatologist can focus on providing high-quality patient care while IDG manages the practice infrastructure and back-office operations, ensuring best clinical practices and patient outcomes,” said Jeff Queen, co-CEO of Integrated Dermatology Group. “For dermatologists who want to monetize all of their practices’ value, IDG has a program allowing them the opportunity to do so. These dermatologists are able to continue practicing dermatology while accruing additional income from the practice,” said Andrew Queen, co-CEO of Integrated Dermatology Group. IDG is continuing a systematic expansion. The White Plains announcement comes on the heels of recent announcements of its acquisition in Virginia Beach, Virginia (Integrated Dermatology of Tidewater, LLC) and Chevy Chase, Maryland (Integrated Dermatology of Chevy Chase, LLC). For more information about one of the nation's largest and fastest growing dermatology groups, with practices located across the country, please contact Integrated Dermatology Group at www.mydermgroup.com or call Jeff Queen at 561-314-2000, extension 1038. Headquartered in Boca Raton, FL, Integrated Dermatology Group is one of the country’s largest providers of dermatology care. The company has expanded its presence nationally by acquiring and partnering with dermatology practices across the United States. This exclusive model allows selling dermatologists to maximize the monetary value of their well-established practice and gives them the choice of either retiring or remaining at the practice indefinitely. Simultaneously, IDG affords dermatologists the unique opportunity of immediately joining an established private practice as a partner, not an employee, with the infrastructure, support, and resources the larger group provides. IDG's mission is to improve the quality of practice life for its dermatologists while adding to their financial success. As part of IDG, dermatologists focus on providing high-quality patient care while IDG removes the stress of day-to-day management by implementing best practices in the areas of compliance, financial services, human resources, payers, and more. For additional information, visit www.mydermgroup.com.
News Article | February 21, 2017
General Scott Will Focus On Securing VA Acceptance of the Company's Prana Line for Veterans Suffering Chronic Pain DENVER, CO / ACCESSWIRE / February 21, 2017 / United Cannabis Corporation (OTCQB: CNAB) (the "Company" or "United Cannabis") today announced the appointment of Major General, USAF (retired) David Scott to the Company's Advisory Board. The Company's Advisory Board is tasked with helping the Company advance and protect the development of its proprietary formulations, including managing the clinical trial process, patent protection, new product research and development, as well as identifying and pursuing potential strategic relationships and markets. Gen. Scott completed a 36-year military career as a pilot and commander of combat and combat training organizations within the US and abroad. The latter part of his career found him in leadership positions at Fort Bragg North Carolina, at US Special Operations Command headquarters in Tampa, and in Iraq and Afghanistan where he was responsible for the readiness, endurance, emotional well-being, and medical support of troops and families. His appreciation for the toll of continuous combat operations on service members and concern over the limitations and dangers of current pain management medications led to his interest in medical marijuana. General Scott now resides in Tampa, Florida, where he serves on the board of eight non-profit organizations dedicated to supporting veteran issues, preserving WWII vessels, and community development initiatives. Commenting on the appointment, General Scott stated, "After retirement I've been amazed at the number of veterans who have turned to medical marijuana in states where it's been legalized. Almost universally, those I ask report life-changing relief from symptoms they couldn't overcome with traditional pain management methods. We're talking about bodies that have been through airplane crashes, a thousand parachute landings, devastating IED injuries, and years of carting 100 pounds of battle gear and weapons on their back." The General went on to say, "Abuse of prescription meds is not uncommon among this community of stoic soldiers who are in chronic pain and are seeking relief. I believe it's time our federal government resolved the continuing debate on the pros and cons of prescribing non- or low-THC cannabis pain management medications. We owe our veterans another VA-authorized treatment option that may be more effective and ultimately less dangerous than we have right now. I look forward to working with UCANN to explore ways we can move forward toward that goal." Earnest Blackmon, Chief Executive Officer of United Cannabis, added, "We are thrilled that General Scott has agreed to join our Advisory Board. His experience in service to our country provides him with a deep understanding of the plight of our veterans, as evidenced by his dedication to their well-being since leaving combat. He has seen first-hand the impact medical cannabis can have on the health of veterans and he is determined to make it available to all who would benefit from access. " Blackmon continued, "We continue to amass a wealth of evidence supporting the safety and efficacy of our Prana products, and General Scott's experience in dealing with the bureaucracy and red tape associated with the federal government will be invaluable as we work to get Prana approved for patients across the country." The Company's Prana Bio Medicinal products provide patients a way to mix/match cannabinoids for therapeutic purpose. These products, licensed to regulated marijuana dispensaries, are broken into 5 categories that are available in capsules, sublingual's, and topical delivery methods. The Company uses a patent-pending infusion process utilizing select fatty acids, lipids, and specific combination of cannabis derived terpenes to increase bioavailability. For further information, please visit www.unitedcannabis.us. Certain statements in this news release may contain forward-looking information within the meaning of Rule 175 under the Securities Act of 1933, are subject to Rule 3b-6 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and are subject to the safe harbors, created by those rules. All statements, other than statements of fact, included in this release, including, without limitation, statements regarding potential future plans and objectives of the company, are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate and other results and further events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Future events and actual results could differ materially from those set forth in, contemplated by, or underlying the forward-looking statements.
News Article | February 23, 2017
ASHBURN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Col. Kim M. Montfoort, retired Air Force officer and technical solutions lead for Telos Corporation, has been awarded the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association’s (AFCEA) Women’s Appreciation Award. The award is given to honor “AFCEA members who have gone above and beyond to further the careers of women.” She was recognized at an awards ceremony held at the AFCEA West Conference on February 22, in San Diego, Calif. With 33 years of military service and six years of industry experience, Montfoort was selected for recognition specifically for her work mentoring young business and government professionals, and supporting and promoting science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) scholarships and careers for female students in her local community’s high schools and colleges. “Kim is always available to mentor, lend a helping hand and guide others to reach their full potential,” said Maj. Gen. Paul Capasso, USAF (Ret.), vice president of strategic programs at Telos. “Her passion for making a difference in the lives of young professionals in the workforce is contagious. This is a tremendous recognition for Kim and her tireless dedication to advancing the STEM careers of women, while strengthening the security of our nation.” In her role at Telos, a leading provider of continuous security solutions and services for the world’s most security-conscious agencies and organizations, Montfoort develops and designs cyber security solutions for federal civilian agencies, the Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community. A resident of Kathleen, Ga., Montfoort also serves as the small business liaison for the Middle Georgia AFCEA chapter. Her volunteer work includes building up small business interest in and support of her AFCEA chapter with the goal of building monetary support for its scholarship program. She has also established a quarterly luncheon mentoring series at nearby Robins Air Force Base in Warner Robins, Ga. During Montfoort’s tenure in the Air Force, she achieved distinguished leadership positions, such as the commander and CIO for 844 Communications Group, which provides IT support to the Secretary of Defense and the Air Force chief of staff. She also served as director of communications and chief information officer at the Air Force Reserve Command headquarters. AFCEA provides a forum for military, government and industry communities to collaborate so that technology and strategy align with the needs of those who serve. It is a non-profit international organization with over 31,000 individual members, 150 chapters and 1,500 corporate members. The organization has helped members advance information technology, communications and electronics capabilities since 1946. Telos Corporation empowers and protects the world’s most security-conscious organizations with solutions and services for continuous security assurance of individuals, systems and information. Telos’ offerings include cybersecurity solutions and services for IT risk management and information security; secure mobility to protect globally connected organizations; and identity management to establish trust in personnel and continuously monitor for insider threats. The company serves military, intelligence and civilian agencies of the federal government, allied nations and commercial organizations around the world. For more information, visit http://www.telos.com/ and follow on Twitter: @TelosNews.
News Article | February 28, 2017
ALLEN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Financial Gravity Companies, Inc. (OTCQB: FGCO) is pleased to announce Iron Mountain Financial in Colorado Springs, CO as a new partner. Nick Naseman is the Founder of Iron Mountain Financial, an Independent Registered Investment Advisory firm. He is a Retirement Income Certified Professional®, Certified Financial Educator®, and Certified Financial Education Instructor. Nick provides financial literacy to investors to help them make informed decisions. Nick is a retired USAF officer; having served across the globe as an intelligence officer, counterintelligence officer, and criminal investigator. Mr. Naseman commented, “A primary concern of most business owners is how to increase profit. Profit is made up of two parts: income and expenses. By partnering with Financial Gravity, we're able to show how small business owners can possibly decrease one of their least favorite expenses, taxes. In the past, I've always focused on how to help business owners grow their investments and plan for retirement. Now I can provide advise on how to save on taxes to allow them to invest more in their business and retirement.” “Nick and Iron Mountain Financial understand the vision and the benefits of providing proactive tax planning to their business customers. We are very pleased to have them onboard,” said Dave Crowley, Financial Gravity President and Chief Strategy Officer. About Financial Gravity Companies, Inc. Financial Gravity Companies, Inc., provides integrated tax, business, and financial solutions. Clients include small business owners and high net-worth individuals. Services are focused on helping its clients’ personal and professional goals, while building wealth, most often with potential tax savings, lowering costs, and improving efficiency. For details, visit www.financialgravity.com. This press release contains “forward-looking statements” as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and involve inherent risks and uncertainties, including factors that could delay, divert or change any of them, and could cause actual outcomes and results to differ materially from the current expectations. No forward-looking statement can be guaranteed. Forward-looking statements in the press release should be evaluated together with the many uncertainties that affect Financial Gravity’s business and Financial Gravity undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.