BlueLaw Teams with Potomac Management Services to implement Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Polygraph Examination Support Contract

On March 28, 2016, teamed with Potomac Management Services, BlueLaw was Polygraph Examination Support Services contract under which it provides the Transportation Security Administration – Office of Inspection (OOI) / Technical Services Branch (TSB) and The Federal Air Marshall Service (FAMS) pre-employment screening services.


ILEA Course Graduation

On April 1, 2016, Session 36 of the International Law Enforcement Academy in Roswell, NM graduated a class of 36 participants. Delegates in the session were from Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Honduras. We wish them the best as they return to their home countries after successfully completing of their training program!


BlueLaw was awarded a second extension on the ILEA Support Contract

On January 29, 2016, BlueLaw International was awarded a 10.5 month extension of its International Law Enforcement Academy Roswell contract. BlueLaw has continued to provide top level service and performance on this program.


BlueLaw Awarded Washington DC Polygraph Contract

Posted by BlueLaw on November 18, 2015

On October 21st, 2015, BlueLaw International was awarded the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police Department Polygraph Testing Services Contract. Founded in 1861, the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) is one of the ten largest local police agencies in the United States. In support of MPD’s hiring goals, BlueLaw provided comprehensive polygraph testing services including conducting Law Enforcement Pre-Employment Test for entry-level police recruits, cadet, and Reserve Corps police recruits.

Polygraph testing in this form helped law enforcement agencies better determine the suitability of applicants. Fifteen BlueLaw examiners, all federally or APA-certified, supported this contract. BlueLaw has maintained six professional and fully equipped federal and APA-standard polygraph suites in the DC area in support of this contract. BlueLaw additionally provided all scheduling using advanced scheduling software.

PRACTICE INVOLVED: General News, Security & Justice


Meeting with Congresswoman Karen D. Bass to Discuss US – Africa Priorities in 2015

Posted by Patrick Doyle on November 19, 2014

On November 17th, 2014, Blue Law International’s Atieno Oduor met with Congresswoman Karen D. Bass (D-CA), the Ranking Member of the House Sub-Committee on Africa, to discuss US – Africa priorities in 2015. The agenda of discussion included the renewal of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA); the US response to the Ebola crisis in West Africa; the priority of STEM in Africa; and the follow-up to the US – Africa Leaders Summit.

Atieno was part of a twenty-member delegation, which was led by CFA President and CEO Melvin Foote, and which included leading Africa Policy makers in the DC area Dr. Monde Muyangwa, the Director of the Africa Program of the Woodrow Wilson Center; Dr. Meldon Hollis, Associate Director, White House HBCU Initiative; Franklin Moore, Former Deputy Administrator, USAID; Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole, the Director of the Smithsonian National Museum on African Art; Darius Mans, the President of Africare, Mamadou Beye, the Director for International Relations for Chevron; Dr. Roscoe Moore, Retired Assistant Surgeon General, Dr. Barbara Simmons, Inaugural Dean, William V.S. Tubman University, Liberia, Charles Sharpe, CEO, Black Emergency Managers Association (BEMA); Dewardric McNeal, Vice President, OICI; Ambassador Robin R. Sanders; and Dr. Raymond Dabney, President and CEO, Cannabis Sciences, Inc.


TAGS: Africa, Atieno Oduor, US Policy


BLI’s ILEA Program makes the Roswell Daily Record

Posted by Patrick Doyle on September 24, 2014

Roswell Chamber of Commerce and Police Department hosted welcome reception or ILEA Candidates. On September 25, 2014, the Roswell Daily Record ran a cover page article on the new candidates at the International Law Enforcement Academy in Roswell, New Mexico.

Delegates from Montenegro, Serbia, and Romania attended a reception welcoming them to the City of Roswell, New Mexico. The event was hosted by the Roswell Chamber of Commerce and the Roswell Police Department. The Roswell Chief of Police, Phil Smith delivered a short comment followed by Roswell City Manager, Larry Fry; Luis Diaz-Rodriguez of the State Department, which administers the program; and the ILEA Program Director, Myron Golden.

City Manager Fry said of ILEA, “The ILEA program is one we highly value in the city. The key to the program remains the delegates and the information that is relayed to you in the process.”

One of the participants, Antonio Doru Marinciu of Romania, said this of the program, “We are very happy with what we’ve done so far at ILEA. It is indeed a very special program through which we obtain knowledge that we can share back home.”

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Advocating for Disability Rights

Posted by BlueLaw on October 1, 2013

BlueLaw International secures regional disability rights program, partners with BBI Syracuse

We are pleased to announce the launch of a new cooperative project, “Enabling Legal Advocacy: Strengthening Civil Society to Advance International Disabilities Rights Organizations.” BLI will work with the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University to enhance the capacity of citizens and advocacy groups to organize and promote the interests of those with disabilities and to hold governing bodies accountable for their responsibility under law to these members of society.

To this end, the project includes the establishment and cultivation of a disability rights website – navigable for users with disabilities – that will offer a publicly accessible repository of information, resources, tools, and networking platforms to advocacy groups and interested individuals.

BBI will also work with NGOs to develop educational tools and advocacy training programs for parents and others who care for those with disabilities. The goal is to build a robust and thriving network to engage parents, educators, health care providers and other stakeholders in the work of supporting each other’s efforts towards inclusion and equality. The partnerships with local NGOs will also address the special needs of women with disabilities, particularly concerning access to health care facilities, providers, and services.

The project will pilot an advocacy training group to enable a core group of women with disabilities and health care providers to gain knowledge about disability rights, dealing with barriers to accessibility, asserting the right to health care, and to help providers make women’s health care more accessible for patients with physical or intellectual disabilities. Ultimately, it is the mission of BLI, BBI, and partner NGOs to create a strong culture of advocacy that can be transmitted among members of the disability rights community, thereby providing an enduring network of support and greater access to crucial services, freedoms, and opportunities.

PRACTICE INVOLVED: Human Rights & Disability Inclusive Development

TAGS: Advocacy, Burton Blatt Institute, Disability Rights, Education, Human Rights, Women’s Rights


BlueLaw International Spins from Parent Company BlueForce

Posted by BlueLaw on June 13, 2013

BlueLaw International LLP is pleased to announce its successful transition to an independent business. Established in 2007 as the international development arm of BlueForce LLC, the company will continue to fulfill its Criminal Justice Program Support operations for the Department of State and looks forward to increased levels of service on the worldwide stage.

“BlueLaw, as a firm, specializes in addressing some of the more critical areas of societal development in an international context,” says Program Manager Myron Golden. According to Mr. Golden, “Security, law enforcement, rule of law, human rights, democracy, and governance are and will remain the focal points of our work.”

Managing Partner Sudhir Mahara feels that this change will invigorate all aspects of operations and will propel the company to greater heights. “We’re excited to meet the challenges and opportunities that the change of control brings to the company,” says Mr. Mahara, adding that he feels “the renewed energy and focus in the BlueLaw employees across the board. The foundation on which the company was built remains solid–the contracts, the partner organizations, and the consultant base are the same and we are continuing to grow.”

BlueLaw International has recently been awarded another option year for the management and implementation of programs for the International Law Enforcement Academy in Roswell, NM. Over the course of the last year, with Lili Johnson as Director of Security and Law Enforcement Practice and Myron Golden as Program Manager, ILEA trained over 300 students from thirty-one countries. Courses included “Women in Law Enforcement Policy Forum”, “Cybercrime” and “Model Law Workshops”.

BlueLaw is an international consulting firm specializing in the areas of defense, diplomacy and development, with previous and current projects in twenty-five countries. BlueLaw provides technical services for the rule of law, justice and security sector reform, human rights and inclusive development, and for anti-corruption and reform programs. The company is headquartered in Charlottesville, Virginia and maintains offices in the Washington, D.C. area.

Source: Sudhir Mahara, Managing Partner