CTP is pleased to announce the appointment of Sean McDevitt to serve as the Director for our newly formed Digital Services Group (DSG). The DSG group will build upon CTP’s established online and digital services capacity to meet the needs of an evolving market place. Sean will apply his 20 years of website production, user experience, and media expertise to help CTP deliver high quality eLearning, online engagement, and 508 compliance services.
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Picture this: you’ve gone through the sales cycle, the product is loaded and ready to ship, your work is done – or so you thought. The phone rings. It’s Larry on the loading dock asking for an ECCN which you don’t have. Your shipment’s held up, meaning costly delays and an unhappy customer.
Today marks the one month countdown until the April 1st start of the H-1B visa cap season. For those that are unfamiliar, the H-1B visa program is used by U.S. businesses to employ foreign workers for positions that require highly specialized knowledge. The statutory cap on H-1B visas each year is 65,000 with the first 20,000 H-1B petitions filed for those with U.S. masters degrees exempt from the cap. They typically go lightning fast. Last year, USCIS announced on April 7 that the cap had closed as it had received nearly 233,000 H-1B petitions during the seven day period.
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In coordinated announcements last week, BIS and DDTC proposed many new or altered definitions that attempt to harmonize comparable terms in the EAR and ITAR. The DDTC proposal includes, among many others, a new definition of “defense services.” For the legion of long suffering compliance practitioners who have struggled to reconcile the varying terminology, this is a long awaited aspect of ECR. The proposed rules can be found at:
CTP’s West Africa Regional Training Center (RTC) in Accra, Ghana is in full swing this month. Students and instructors have already completed courses on “Fundamental Investigative Criminal Analysis” (FICA) and “Financial Investigations.” The FICA course included participants from Ghana, Nigeria and Cote D’Ivoire. Our instructors kept the class active and engaged with country-led projects and discussions. The groups’ final presentations demonstrated an exceptional depth of knowledge and understanding of the course material. The Financial Investigations course included participants from Ghana, Nigeria, Cote D’Ivoire and Senegal. Prosecutors from each of the represented countries shared valuable experiences on how to handle financial cases and investigations. See photos from these courses here.