IRP Solutions Executives Fit Well Into Obama’s Tech Insurgency, Says Advocacy Group, A Just Cause

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July 28, 2015 by socialaction2014

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July 28, 2015 06:48 ET

IRP Solutions Executives Fit Well Into Obama’s Tech Insurgency, Says Advocacy Group, A Just Cause

The Case Investigative Life Cycle (CILC) Software
Developed by IRP6 Followed President Obama’s Approach to Solving
Washington’s Technology Woes

DENVER, CO–(Marketwired – July 28, 2015) – The
advocacy organization, A Just Cause, believes that the IRP6 could
assist the Department of Homeland Security, FBI and other federal law
enforcement agencies with the overhaul of their case management
technology and increase their overall effectiveness in conducting
international and domestic terrorism investigations in the same way
Silicon Valley technology professionals were used by President Obama to
help fix the Obamacare website ( and are currently being
deployed at other federal agencies. “Unfortunately, these six technology
innovators remain in prison after suffering an indisputable wrongful
conviction, the facts of which have been exposed by AJC on the Internet
and disseminated to President Obama, Attorney General Lynch and members
of Congress,” says Cliff Stewart, A Just Cause.

The IRP6 case
concerns an African-American company (IRP Solutions Corporation) in
Colorado that developed the Case Investigative Life Cycle investigative
case management software for federal, state and local law enforcement.
The “IRP6” (David A. Banks, Kendrick Barnes, Clinton A. Stewart,
Demetrius K. Harper, Gary L. Walker and David A. Zirpolo) were convicted
in 2011 after being accused of mail and wire fraud. (D. Ct. No.
1:09-CR-00266-CMA). The IRP6 have been incarcerated for 36 months in a
federal prison in Florence, Colorado while A Just Cause continues to
fight for their exoneration.

In a recent interview with Fast Company magazine‘s
editor-in-chief Robert Safian, President Barack Obama discussed his
recruiting of top tech talent from Silicon Valley to help modernize
Washington’s information technology. “If we can leverage the best
technology teams in the world and pair them with some really effective
government managers, then we can get a really big payoff,” Obama said.
“You know, the federal government is full of really smart people, with a
lot of integrity who work really hard and do some incredible stuff. And
it is on par with the private sector on all those measures. But
technology [has been] terrible,” Obama added. “Government has done
technology and IT terribly over the last 30 years and fallen very much
behind the private sector. And when I came into government, what
surprised me most was the gap… so in our policy making, we’re trying
to make sure that insights and knowledge coming out of tech are
informing how we are thinking about regulations, how we think about
opportunities to solve big challenges,” Obama elaborated.

Jack Israel, former Chief Technology Officer of the FBI, in a 2012 interview with Fierce Government IT
discussed the challenges and failures of the FBI’s recent case
management modernization initiatives. In 2005 the FBI launched the
Sentinel project to modernize their case management system after failure
of the $400 million Virtual Case File project by SAIC in 2004. Lockheed
Martin was awarded the Sentinel contract which ended up costing
taxpayers another $825 million dollars. The Sentinel project “started
unraveling” when the bureau tried to “build… an independent electronic
case management system,” says Israel.

“In developing CILC Case
Management, we teamed with some very smart and dedicated law enforcement
professionals from the FBI, DHS and NYPD,” says David Banks (IRP6),
Chief Operating Officer of IRP Solutions Corporation, “and we got a
really big payoff with a case management solution that enables our law
enforcement to work smarter and help them stay ahead of threats like
ISIS. Being a part of the IRP team has been one of the most gratifying
accomplishments of my life,” adds Banks.

On July 15, 2015, the Wall Street Journal
reported that DOJ inspector general Michael Horowitz found that the
DEA’s confidential-source program “lacks sufficient oversight and lacks
consistency with the rules” and diverges from the regulations for other
parts of the Justice Department.

documents in the IRP6 case show that DHS officials were working towards
acquiring CILC Confidential Informant Module and on December 7, 2004,
requested formal quotes for the CILC Confidential Informant module as
well as the Case Management module for inclusion into their 2005 budget
exercise. “Bill Witherspoon and Stephen Cooper of DHS’s Consolidated
Enforcement Environment initiative told me that their team was highly
interested in Confidential Informant module,” says Banks. The
Confidential Informant module was designed based on input from senior
law enforcement officials from Immigration and Customs Enforcement and
the FBI. CILC incorporates U.S. policy and guidelines as part of the
functionality. It certainly could provide the DEA with a modern system
to manage all of their confidential sources consistent with
attorney-general guidelines,” adds Banks.
has also been much debate regarding the elimination of the NSA’s bulk
phone-records collection program and the resulting impediment of law
enforcement to acquire timely phone records via a slower search warrant
process,” says Banks. “The CILC Search Warrant module computerizes the
entire search warrant process and expedites judicial approval. Upon the
entry of the affidavit by an agent, it is immediately routed to the
judicial authorities via secure means for authorization and expedited
return to agent for immediate investigation,” add Banks. “In adhering to
the USA Freedom Act legislation, I see other ways CILC can accelerate
the return of information from the phone company to law enforcement,”
Banks elaborates.
records show that in February 2009, the Philadelphia Police Department
was in the process of purchasing the CILC Search Warrant module as a
part of their modernization initiative. Philadelphia Director of
Information Technology, Gerry Cardenas, said that “CILC was exactly what
Philadelphia Police Department was looking to purchase” and “PPD was
very close to having the (CILC) product installed.” “CILC is adaptable
to any agency’s processes, procedures and policy, which makes it
suitable for federal, state and local law enforcement operations,”
concludes Banks.
“A Just
Cause will continue to publicize the terrible facts that led to the
IRP6’s wrongful conviction to try and shock the conscience of President
Obama, AG Lynch and members of Congress. The case is so bizarre that
retired federal appellate judge, the Honorable H. Lee Sarokin, who was
appointed to the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals by President Bill Clinton,
has spoken out against the wrongful conviction,”
says Stewart. “It is un-American and grossly unfair for these bright
and talented technology entrepreneurs to continue to endure this gross
injustice and languish in prison for crime they didn’t commit when their
invention could be making a difference for this country,” concludes
For more information about the story of the IRP6 or for copies of legal filings got the

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Contact Information

A Just Cause
(855) 529-4252 extension 702

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