Friday - September 30, 2022
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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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Secretary of State Blinken Issues Remarks at U.S.-Pacific Island Country Leaders Working Lunch on People-Centered Development in Pacific
WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 -- The U.S. State Department issued the following remarks on Sept. 28, 2022, by Secretary Antony J. Blinken at the U.S.-Pacific Island Country leaders working lunch on people-centered development in the Pacific:

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SECRETARY BLINKEN: Suzanne, thank you very, very much. And colleagues, it is wonderful to see you all around this table. Thank you so much for being here. Welcome to the State Department. Welcome to the Benjamin Franklin Room. You can see to my left Franklin looking out over us. He was America's first diplomat. He signed our first treaty. He did a few other ... Show Full Article

OPM Launches Chief Diversity Officers Executive Council To Advance Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, And Accessibility Across Federal Agencies
WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 -- The Office of Personnel Management issued the following news release on Sept. 29, 2022:

The Chief Diversity Officers Executive Council (CDOEC) kicked off its inaugural interagency meeting to help implement and sustain a national strategy for DEIA across the Federal government. The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) convened the CDOEC to seek to ensure that the federal government is our country's model of excellence for DEIA by strengthening the government's ability to recruit, hire, develop, promote, and retain our nation's talent.

"The inaugural meeting of the ... Show Full Article

NOAA: Aquaculture - Policy And Possibilities
WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 (TNSres) -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Office of Communications issued the following news:

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Aquaculture--or farmed seafood--is important for nutrition, for local jobs, for climate-ready food systems, and for collaboration between wild capture and aquaculture to put U.S. seafood back on U.S. plates.

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In the United States, we have a small, vibrant, and growing aquaculture community. Aquaculture growers farm dozens of different species, including oysters, clams, mussels, shrimp and crayfish, as well as fish like trout, catfish, salmon, ... Show Full Article

Mo. U.S. Attorney Office: Franklin County Woman Admits Committing Pandemic Loan Fraud While Charged in Unrelated $727,000 Embezzlement
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, Sept. 30 -- The office of the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri issued the following news release:

A woman from Franklin County, Missouri on Wednesday admitted fraudulently applying for three Paycheck Protection Program loans while being prosecuted on an unrelated $727,000 embezzlement case.

On Aug. 3, 2020, Christen Diane Schulte pleaded guilty to two counts of wire fraud, two counts of bank fraud and one count of money laundering. She admitted embezzling funds from her employer and other individuals and entities associated with her employer. She then sought ... Show Full Article

CPSC Urges Caution When Using Portable Generators as Tropical Storm Ian Continues its Path of Destruction
WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 -- The Consumer Product Safety Commission issued the following news release on Sept. 29, 2022:

As Tropical Storm Ian moves out of Florida and approaches Georgia and the Carolinas, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is alerting consumers in the path of this dangerous storm about the risks of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning from portable generators and other post-storm hazards. Preparing in advance of Tropical Storm Ian is crucial, but planning for the storm's aftermath is also critical.

Loss of Power--Using a Generator Safely

Consumers need to be especially ... Show Full Article

Army Space & Missile Defense Command Leader Talks Air & Missile Defense at Symposium
REDSTONE ARSENAL, Alabama, Sept. 30 -- The Army Space and Missile Defense Command issued the following news:

By Jason Cutshaw

The Army's senior air defender and commanding general of U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command talked air and missile defense during the 2022 Air Defense Artillery Symposium.

Lt. Gen. Daniel L. Karbler, USASMDC commanding general, addressed the symposium at the U.S. Fires Center of Excellence at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, Sept. 27, where this year's theme is "ADA for Army 2030 - Enabling the Maneuver Commander." The theme originates from Air Defense's significant growth ... Show Full Article

Air University Hosting 4th Annual Leadership Educational Development eXperience Conference
MAXWELL AFB, Alabama, Sept. 30 -- The U.S. Air Force's 42nd Air Base Wing issued the following news:

By Billy Blankenship, Air University Public Affairs

Air University and its Innovation Accelerator are hosting the fourth annual "Leadership Educational Development eXperience" at the Davis Theatre for the Performing Arts in Montgomery, Alabama, Oct. 12, 2022.

Focusing on social innovation, "LEDxSi" will be a free, one-day leadership conference designed to gather a diverse group of military, national, international and community leaders in group settings using an interactive discussion format.

Participants ... Show Full Article