Tuesday - June 25, 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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Understanding Your FEMA Assistance Determination Letter
OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma, June 24 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency issued the following news release:

Survivors who registered with FEMA for disaster assistance as a result of the severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding that occurred between May 7 and June 9, in Oklahoma, will receive a determination letter explaining the eligibility decision and the reason for that decision.

For those who are eligible, the letter states the dollar amount of the grant and how the funds should be used. When ineligible, the letter explains why and ... Show Full Article

U.S. Embassy in Brazil: U.S. Specialist for the Protection of Historical and Cultural Heritage Visits Brazil
BRASILIA, Brazil, June 24 -- The U.S. Embassy in Brazil issued the following news release:

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- Christopher Marrion will lecture in Brasilia (June 24-25), Rio de Janeiro (June 26-29) and Sao Paulo (July 1st)

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The Director and Founder of Marrion Fire & Risk Consultancy, Christopher Marrion, will deliver a number of lectures in Brazil on protecting cultural heritage from fire and disasters, and prevention and recovery. He will be in Brasilia, from June 24 to 25, in Rio de Janeiro, from June 26 to 29, and in Sao Paulo on July 1. The visit of the specialist builds on a long history of U.S.-Brazil ... Show Full Article

Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $180,000 in Infrastructure Grants to Two Airports in Utah
WASHINGTON, June 24 -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration issued the following news release:

U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award $495 million in airport infrastructure grants, the second allotment of the total $3.18 billion in Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funding for airports across the United States.

"This significant investment in airport improvements will fund construction and rehabilitation projects that will help maintain high levels of safety in U.S. ... Show Full Article

Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $10.9 Million in Infrastructure Grants to Airports in Pennsylvania
WASHINGTON, June 24 -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration issued the following news release:

U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award $495 million in airport infrastructure grants, the second allotment of the total $3.18 billion in Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funding for airports across the United States.

"This significant investment in airport improvements in Pennsylvania will fund construction and rehabilitation projects that will help maintain high levels of ... Show Full Article

SEC Issues Statement on Public Company Accounting Oversight Board Seat
WASHINGTON, June 24 -- The Securities and Exchange Commission issued the following statement by Acting Chief Accountant Sagar Teotia:

"The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board ("PCAOB") is one of the centerpieces of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 ("SOX"). SOX provides that the PCAOB is governed by a Board of five members -- two of whom must be certified public accountants, and three of whom must not be -- serving for staggered five-year terms.

"In December 2017, Kathleen M. Hamm was appointed to the PCAOB Board and is serving in the 2014-2019 term. That term expires in October 2019. Ms. ... Show Full Article

Peace Corps Renews Partnership With National Peace Corps Association in Austin, Texas
AUSTIN, Texas, June 24 -- The Peace Corps issued the following news release:

Peace Corps Director Jody Olsen and National Peace Corps Association (NPCA) President Glenn Blumhorst signed a Memorandum of Understanding June 21 to renew the organizations' commitments to support the Peace Corps' mission. The two groups will continue to implement initiatives that promote a better understanding among Americans of other people and cultures around the world and educate the public on Peace Corps programs and service opportunities.

The memorandum was signed during the Peace Corps Connect conference--an ... Show Full Article

Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane's Flight Systems Division Supports SSP Through Trusted Microelectronics
CRANE, Indiana, June 24 -- The Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane issued the following news:

Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane) is celebrating sixty years of support to the U.S. Navy's Strategic Systems Programs (SSP). NSWC Crane's Flight Systems Division provides component engineering, failure and material analysis, and radiation sciences to SSP.

SSP is responsible for the development, production, and life cycle support of the U.S. Navy's Fleet Ballistic Missile (FBM) Strategic Weapons System (SWS) - the nation's primary strategic deterrent.

Brian Stuffle, a Division ... Show Full Article