Saturday - August 24, 2019
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News releases, reports, statements and associated documents from the U.S. Executive Branch, covering all aspects of the Obama administration including cabinet departments, federal agencies, regulatory and independent agencies.

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Wash. U.S. Attorney: Federal Way Tax Preparer Sentenced to Prison for Scheme to Prepare False Income Tax Returns
SEATTLE, Washington, Aug. 23 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Washington, Attorney Brian T. Moran, issued the following news release:

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- Defendant Falsified Deductions on more than a Thousand Tax Returns over Four Years

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A 52-year-old Federal Way, Washington resident was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Seattle to one year in prison, one year of supervised release, and $13,141 in restitution for eight counts of aiding and assisting in preparing false income tax returns, announced U.S. Attorney Brian T. Moran. LINA PASTARS ran a tax preparation business out ... Show Full Article

Offutt Air Force Base Runway Closure Delayed 10 Months
OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Nebraska, Aug. 23 -- The U.S. Air Force (55th Air Wing) issued the following news:

By Jacob Skovo

The 55th Wing's runway replacement at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, has been pushed back from December 2019 to October 2020.

The ten-month delay of the runway closure allows for demolition and earthwork to begin before winter. This sets up the program to be in the asphalt and concrete work phase by spring 2021 and wrapping up the needed inspections and Federal Aviation Administration approval to reopen in the twelfth month of work.

Sections of Offutt's current runway are ... Show Full Article

NIH Funds Eleven Research Centers in Minority Institutions
WASHINGTON, Aug. 23 -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' National Institutes of Health issued the following news release:

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), part of the National Institutes of Health, has funded three new awards and renewed the awards of eight institutions previously funded under the Research Centers in Minority Institutions (RCMI) Specialized Centers program. The RCMI develops and strengthens the research infrastructure necessary to conduct state-of-the-art biomedical research and foster the next generation of researchers ... Show Full Article

Extrememat Technical Advisory Board Discusses Development of Extreme Environment Materials for Fossil Fuel Plants at National Energy Technology Laboratory
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, Aug. 23 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory issued the following news:

Technical advisory board members of eXtremeMAT, a national effort focused on developing next-generation extreme-environment materials for use in advanced fossil energy power systems that operate in extreme environments, met at NETL's Pittsburgh site Aug. 13, 2019, to assess progress and map plans for future research.

Fossil energy transformational power technologies like ultra-supercritical steam plants and supercritical carbon-dioxide power have the potential ... Show Full Article

Department of Energy Releases Annual Wind Market Reports, Finding Robust Wind Power Installations and Falling Prices
WASHINGTON, Aug. 23 -- The U.S. Department of Energy issued the following news release:

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released annual market reports documenting data and trends in wind installations, technologies, costs, prices, and performance through the end of 2018 for three sectors: utility-scale land-based, offshore, and distributed wind.

"Onshore wind energy installation continues to grow across the country, and this Administration has proven that we can pursue renewable energy advancements and deployment, particularly wind energy resources, which are predicted to surpass other ... Show Full Article

CFTC's Market Risk Advisory Committee to Meet September 9 by Teleconference
WASHINGTON, Aug. 23 -- The Commodity Futures Trading Commission issued the following news release:

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission's Market Risk Advisory Committee (MRAC) will hold a public meeting on September 9 via teleconference. CFTC Commissioner Rostin Behnam is the sponsor of MRAC.

At this meeting, the MRAC will receive a status report from the Interest Rate Benchmark Reform Subcommittee and vote on its recommendation regarding plain-English disclosure materials. The MRAC will also discuss other issues involving the transition from the London Inter-bank Offered Rate (LIBOR) ... Show Full Article

Air Force Pilot Trainee Accepts Tennis Award, Life's Challenges
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas, Aug. 23 -- The U.S. Air Force Air Education and Training Command issued the following news:

By Robert Guest

Second Lt. Isaac Perez, a former tennis player at the U.S. Air Force Academy, has been named a 2019 Arthur Ashe Jr. Leadership and Sportsmanship Award recipient by the National Collegiate Athletics Association.

Perez will be presented with the award during the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York Aug. 24, 2019.

"Isaac was a role-model for my team the day he stepped on our courts and has always displayed the utmost respect and sportsmanship while ... Show Full Article