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National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) to Hold Its 2015 Signature Event: Scholars Day
WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - July 30, 2015) - The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) will hold its 2015 Scholars Day event on Saturday, August 1, 2015. More than 1,500 diverse scholars, parents and educators will attend this signature event at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C

Judicial Watch Obtains Previously Classified CIA Inspector General Report Strongly Condemning Agency Handling of Briefings and Interviews With the Entertainment Industry
WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - October 28, 2015) - Judicial Watch announced today that it has received a previously classified December 2012 Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) report from the Office of Inspector General (OIG) strongly condemning the agency’s handling of “briefings, interviews, visits, and other support” given to the entertainment industry

Oracle Names Leon Panetta to the Board of Directors
(NYSE: ORCL) - The Oracle Board of Directors today announced that it has unanimously elected the Honorable Leon Panetta, former U.S. Secretary of Defense and former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, to the company's Board of Directors. The election is effective as of January 19, 2015 and increases the size of the Board to 12 directors.

Common Sense Investment Management, LLC Announces Launch of New Liquid Strategies Business Line With Appointment of Ted Gutierrez and Mel Meinhardt
PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwired - November 03, 2014) -

TASER Reports Quarterly Revenue of $44.3 Million
TASER International, Inc. (NASDAQ: TASR), today announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2014.

Dallas Police Department Orders 2,250 TASER X26P Smart Weapons
TASER (NASDAQ: TASR) today announced multiple orders of its TASER® brand next generation Smart Weapons and conducted electrical weapons. These orders were received in and shipped in the third quarter of 2014.

Blue Line Protection Group Announces LOIs With Five New Medical Marijuana Dispensaries in Nevada
Blue Line Protection Group (OTCBB: EGRVD) (OTCQB: EGRVD), a leading provider of security, compliance and logistics management for the legal cannabis industry, today announced that the Company has entered into Letters of Intent (LOI) with five medical marijuana dispensaries in Clark County, Nevada to provide security, compliance and transportation services upon their license approval.

Accomplished IP Litigator Joins WilmerHale as Partner in Washington DC
WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - March 11, 2014) - WilmerHale is pleased to welcome Tara D. Elliott as a partner in the firm's Intellectual Property Litigation Group in Washington DC. Ms. Elliott brings deep technical knowledge and more than a decade of experience litigating high-stakes intellectual property disputes.

BIOLASE Adds Two New Independent Directors to Its Board

Stow, MA Author Adam J. Tocci Pens "Bullseye" Political Thriller
Massachusetts author Adam J. Tocci recently came out with his second book, Bullseye, a political/suspense thriller. Published by Moonshine Cove Publishing, Bullseye is available on as well as at local bookstores.

Robert "Bud" McFarlane, Former National Security Advisor, Joins Fuel Freedom Foundation's Board of Advisors
Fuel Freedom Foundation today announced that Robert "Bud" McFarlane, former National Security Advisor under Ronald Reagan, co-founder of the U.S. Energy Security Council and a visionary in the oil and securities market, will be joining the Fuel Freedom Foundation advisory board.

SDL Government Appoints Vice Admiral Thomas R. Wilson, John Gannon, Barbara McNamara and Daniel Marcu to Board of Directors
SDL Government, the leader in secure on-premise Big Language™solutions, today announced the appointments of several new members to its Board of Directors

Dr. John Deutch Joins the Board of Directors for NextLine Manufacturing
GAITHERSBURG, MD--(Marketwired - January 28, 2014) - NextLine Manufacturing ( is honored to announce the addition of Dr. John Deutch to its board of directors. "We are pleased to welcome John to NextLine's Board of Directors," said Randy Altschuler, CEO of NextLine

NSS Labs Promotes John Pirc to Chief Technology Officer and Adds Bill De Lauro as Vice President of Operations
NSS Labs, Inc., the leader in test-based research and analysis of information security products, today announced the promotion of John W. Pirc to Chief Technology Officer and that Bill De Lauro has joined the company as Vice President of Operations.

Judicial Watch Announces List of Washington's "Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians" for 2013
Judicial Watch today released its 2013 list of Washington's "Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians." The list, in alphabetical order, includes:

Judicial Watch Asks Supreme Court to Review Lawsuit Against CIA and DOD to Force Release of bin Laden Death Images
Judicial Watch announced that it has filed a certiorari petition with the Supreme Court of the United States to review a 2013 Appeals Court ruling against the Judicial Watch lawsuit (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Dept. of Defense and Central Intelligence Agency (No. 12-5137))

Judicial Watch Sues CIA for Guest List From 2011 bin Laden Assault Awards Ceremony Where Panetta Revealed "Top Secret" DOD Information
Judicial Watch announced today that on June 21, 2013, it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) seeking access to records identifying attendees at a June 24, 2011, awards ceremony for individuals involved in the search for and killing of Osama bin Laden

Meet ONA's MJ Bear Fellows, Exceptional Journalists Under 30
The Online News Association, the world's largest membership organization of digital journalists, today announced its third class of MJ Bear Fellows, three journalists under age 30 whose innovative work in independent, community and corporate news represents the best of new media.

View Systems Announces James "Jed" Kirkman as Business Development Advisor
View Systems, Inc. (OTCBB: VSYM), a rapidly growing provider of security products for schools, event planners, banks and government institutions, announced today that James "Jed" Kirkman has been retained by View Systems to assist with our business development, government sales and View's acquisition efforts.

Judicial Watch Decries Appeals Court "Craven" Ruling Supporting DOD, CIA Refusal to Release bin Laden Raid and Burial Images
Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, today criticized a ruling by the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia affirming a U.S

Governor Bill Richardson Joins Fuel Freedom Foundation's Board of Advisors
Fuel Freedom Foundation announced today that former governor of New Mexico Bill Richardson has joined their board of advisors. Richardson's accomplished career in public service will help drive the organization further toward its goal of creating open competition in the transportation fuels market.

John Hofmeister, Former President of Shell Oil Company, Joins Fuel Freedom Foundation's Board of Advisors
John Hofmeister, energy and leadership expert, former President of Shell Oil and CEO of Citizens for Affordable Energy, will be joining the Fuel Freedom Foundation Advisory Board.

Report: Judicial Watch Disclosures of "Zero Dark Thirty" Leaks Spur Criminal Referral

Tech Council of Maryland to Host Mid-Atlantic CIO&CTO Live! Networking Dinner on November 15
The Tech Council of Maryland (TCM), Maryland's largest technology trade association with more than 400 life science and technology members employing more than 200,000 in the region, today announced that two of the region's top IT professionals will headline the Mid-Atlantic CIO&CTO Live! dinner and networking event on Thursday, November 15, in Bethesda

Fuel Freedom Foundation Launches Campaign to End America's Oil Addiction
Fuel Freedom Foundation officially launched its campaign to end America's oil addiction with a major event held at the home of Eyal Aronoff in Newport Coast on October 20. The day's activities brought together leading experts and supporters who share a commitment to opening markets to competition from replacement fuels for gasoline.

Agiliance Reports 104% Year-Over-Year Growth in 3rd Quarter
Agiliance®, Inc., the leading independent provider of Integrated Risk Management solutions for Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) programs, today announced record results for the third quarter of 2012 and first nine months of this fiscal year. The company grew its quarterly revenues 104 percent year-over-year and 100 percent sequentially

Judicial Watch Obtains Stack of 'Overlooked' CIA Records Detailing Meetings With bin Laden Filmmakers
Judicial Watch announced today that it has obtained records from the U.S

Agiliance Forms Security Risk Management Advisory Council
Agiliance®, Inc., the leading independent provider of Integrated Risk Management solutions for Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) programs, today announced the formation of the Agiliance Security Risk Management (SRM) Advisory Council to accelerate collaboration among public and private sector organizations hit hard by cyber risks

AGI's Travis Langster Promoted
AGI, the developer of commercially available software for the space, defense and intelligence industries, today announced that it has promoted Travis Langster to vice president, DoD and Intel Space Business Development. Langster joined AGI in 1996 as a systems engineer

SBI Announces Launch of New Low Price Report Product Line, SBI Bulletin
Industrial and energy market research publisher SBI has launched a new report product line, SBI Bulletin, which offers market data and analysis targeted to specific research interests in heavy industry market verticals, including energy & resource, manufacturing & construction and materials & chemicals.

CIA Director David Petraeus resigns
Petraeus resigns citing extramarital affair

Suspension of UN observer mission serves for western "next steps" in Syria
The suspension of UN observers' patrols in Syria on Saturday shortly ahead of the upcoming G-20 summit in Mexico triggered superpowers' preparation for "next steps toward a Syrian-led political transition" without shunning aside military options.

US bolsters ties to Syrian rebels to 'organize military operations against Assad regime'
American diplomats and intelligence operatives have stepped up their contacts with Syrian rebels in a bid to help them organize their increasing military operations against President Bashar al-Assad's regime, senior U.S. officials have claimed.

'Frustrated' Obama orders 'sharp increase' in Pak drone strikes: Report
U.S. President Barack Obama has ordered a "sharp increase" in drone strikes in Pakistan's tribal areas in recent months, a report said.

Slain Qaeda no. 2 Libi's brother terms killing by drones "heinous and inhumane"
The brother of Al-Qaeda's second-in-command, who was killed in a U.S. drone strike, said America's use of the remote-controlled drones is inhumane and makes a nonsense of its claims of being a champion of human rights.

CIA presence in Iraq to be reduced to 40 pct of wartime levels: US officials
The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is planning to reduce its presence in Iraq to less than half of wartime levels, American officials familiar with the development have revealed.

U.S. still awaiting clarification from Pak on 'Osama doc' arrest reasons
The U.S. State Department has said it is still awaiting a clarification from Pakistan on Dr Shakil Afridi's case.

U.S. 'agrees' to pay Pak 1.18 bn dollars of CSF arrears
The United States has reportedly agreed to reimburse 1.18 billion dollars, which is almost 75 per cent of the claims Pakistan has submitted as expenses incurred in the fight against militants along the Afghan border, diplomatic sources have said.

Now, new terror group blames 'Osama doc' Afridi for murder of 250 tribesmen
A militant organization, Ansar ul Islam (AI), a rival of the Lashkar-e-Islam (LeI), has asked the government to try Dr Shakil Afridi for the murder of over 250 tribesmen at the hands of LeI men, and sought an increase in the sentence awarded to the doctor.

'Osama doc' Afridi appeals against conviction
Lawyers representing Pakistani doctor Shakil Afridi, who was sentenced to 33 years' imprisonment on charges of treason, have appealed against his conviction.

U.S. seeks clarity from Pak on 'real reasons' behind CIA-helping Dr Afridi's arrest
The U.S. State Department has said the administration has sought clarifications from Pakistan on the issue of convicted doctor Shakil Afridi's sentence.

'Osama doc' Afridi's jail sentence was for helping Khyber militants, claim court documents
Court documents have revealed that Dr Shakil Afridi, who had helped the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) track down Osama Bin Laden, has in fact been convicted on charges of colluding with the banned Lashkar-i-Islam (LI) and its chief, Mangal Bagh.

US Air Force buys new fastest, largest hunter-killer armed drone
The United States Air Force has purchased a new hunter-killer aircraft that is the fastest and largest armed drone in its fleet.

'CIA chief Petraeus nearly quit over Obama's decision to reduce troops in Afghanistan'
The Central Intelligence Agency chief, General David Petraeus had decided to resign over US President Barack Obama's decision to reduce troops in Afghanistan, a new biography has suggested.

US looking for new drone bases after Pak's order to vacate 'launch pad' Shamsi airbase
The Central Intelligence Agency-led drone attacks in Pakistan are likely to remain stalled amid reports that the US may not find an alternative venue to target the Pak-Afghan border area after straining ties with the US over the deadly November 26 airstrike.

Iran seeks death penalty for alleged CIA spy
Iran is seeking the death penalty for an American man accused of working for the Central Intelligence Agency.

Political 'opportunists' incapable in bringing about revolution in Pak: JI chief
Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) chief Syed Munawar Hasan has slammed politicians who frequently switch allegiances as opportunists, and said they cannot bring about a revolution in Pakistan.

'US suspension of drone attacks in Pak aimed at reducing trust deficit'
Washington's decision to halt drone attacks in Pakistan is aimed at reducing the trust deficit between the two countries.

I saved Pakistan from US, UN sanctions after Abbottabad raid: Haqqani
Former Pakistan ambassador Husain Haqqani has said he prevented the United Nations and the United States from imposing sanctions on his country after the May 2 Abbottabad raid that had killed Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden.

US halts Pak drone strikes after deadly November 26 NATO Airstrike
The Central Intelligence Agency has stopped firing at Pakistan militants since the November 26 deadly NATO airstrike along the Afghan border to prevent aggravating already strained ties with Islamabad, Senate Defence's Committee head has said.

Judicial Watch Asks Federal Court to Order Release of Bin Laden Death Photos/Video
Judicial Watch, the organization that investigates and fights government corruption, announced today that it has filed a new court document in its Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Department of Defense (DOD) and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) seeking "all photographs and/or video recordings of Osama (Usama) bin Laden taken during and/or after the U.S

Battelle CEO Jeff Wadsworth to Discuss Innovation at Potomac Institute Event
Battelle and the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies will co-host "Effective Innovation: Keeping America on Top" on Dec. 15. In addition to keynote speaker R. James Woolsey, former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, Battelle President and CEO Jeff Wadsworth and Michael Swetnam, Chairman and CEO of the Potomac Institute, will address participants. Wadsworth will provide closing remarks

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