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White House Press Secretary Psaki Issues Statement on Colonial Pipeline Incident
WASHINGTON, May 11 -- The White House issued the following statement on May 10, 2021, by Press Secretary Jen Psaki on the Colonial Pipeline incident:

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The President continues to be regularly briefed on the Colonial Pipeline incident.

The Administration is continually assessing the impact of this ongoing incident on fuel supply for the East Coast. We are monitoring supply shortages in parts of the Southeast and are evaluating every action the Administration can take to mitigate the impact as much as possible.

The President has directed agencies across the Federal Government to bring their ... Show Full Article

Space & Missile Systems Center Receives Northrop Grumman Vela Satellite Model
LOS ANGELES AFB, California, May 11 -- The U.S. Space Force issued the following news release:

Representatives from Northrop Grumman presented a full-scale Vela satellite model to the U.S. Space Force's Space and Missile Systems Center here, May 4, 2021.

During the unveiling event, Lt. Gen. John F. Thompson, Commander of SMC and Air Force Program Executive Officer for Space, thanked Northrop Grumman for the donation and said the model will be on permanent display at SMC, to inspire future generations of Airmen and Guardians.

"We're happy to have this model continue to stand here as a testament ... Show Full Article

SEC Issues Order Involving Gregory P. Herlean
WASHINGTON, May 11 -- The Securities and Exchange Commission issued the following order (No. 3-20289) involving Gregory P. Herlean:

In the Matter of Gregory P. Herlean, Respondent.



The Securities and Exchange Commission ("Commission") deems it appropriate and in the public interest that public administrative proceedings be, and hereby are, instituted pursuant to Section 15(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 ("Exchange Act") ... Show Full Article

Pacific Northwest Lab: Energy for the Long Run
WASHINGTON, May 11 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory issued the following web feature on May 10, 2021:

Bochum, Germany, is a world away from Richland, Washington, and a friendship helped bridge that gap for Marcel Baer.

A pivotal contact 15 years ago helped lead Baer, then pursuing a chemistry PhD at Ruhr University in Bochum, to Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in Richland.

Today, Baer is a computational scientist working in PNNL's Physical Sciences Division with a prominent effort in materials science and physical bioscience. Before his arrival ... Show Full Article

FEDERAL -- EPA Cleanup to Continue in St. Louis River Area of Concern in Superior, Wisconsin
CHICAGO, Illinois, May 11 -- The Environmental Protection Agency issued the following news release:

This week, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency begins dredging contaminated sediment in the St. Louis River Area of Concern at Howards Bay in Superior, Wisconsin. St. Louis River AOC is one of the 43 AOCs identified by the United States and Canada in the mid-1980s as the most environmentally degraded areas in the Great Lakes ecosystem. Sediment in Howards Bay is polluted with contaminants typically associated with fossil fuels such as coal, gasoline and oil. The cleanup extends from Hughitt Slip ... Show Full Article

Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency: USS Oklahoma Brothers Accounted For From World War II (Trapp, H. & Trapp, W.)
WASHINGTON, May 11 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency issued the following news release on May 10, 2021:

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that brothers, Navy Fire Controlman 2nd Class Harold F. Trapp, 24, and Navy Electrician's Mate 3rd Class William H. Trapp, 23, of La Porte, Indiana, killed during World War II, were accounted for on Nov. 24, 2020.

On Dec. 7, 1941, the Trapp brothers were assigned to the battleship USS Oklahoma, which was moored at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, when the ship was attacked by Japanese aircraft. The USS ... Show Full Article

B-52 Hypersonic Kill Chain Employment Success
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska, May 11 -- The U.S. Air Force Global Strike Command issued the following news:

A B-52 Stratofortress from the 49th Test and Evaluation Squadron, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, conducted a successful simulated hypersonic kill chain employment from sensor to shooter and back during Northern Edge 21, May 5, 2021.

During the more than 13-hour sortie from Barksdale AFB to Alaska and back, the B-52 was able to receive target data from sensors via the All-Domain Operations Capability experiment, more than 1,000 nautical miles away miles away at Joint Base ... Show Full Article