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News Tipoffs for Alabama Editors Newsletter for Wednesday May 27, 2020 ( 17 items )  

Alabama Medicaid Agency Issues Public Comment on Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Proposed Rule
WASHINGTON, May 23 -- The Alabama Medicaid Agency, Montgomery, has issued a public comment on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' proposed rule entitled "Medicaid Program: Preadmission Screening and Resident Review". The comment was written on May 19, 2020, and posted on May 20, 2020: * * * The Alabama Medicaid Agency appreciates the opportunity to submit comments to the proposed rule regarding Preadmission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR), CMS-2418-P. * Mental Illness (Page   more

Austal USA Gains $8.23 Million Contract Modification
WASHINGTON, May 21 -- The U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command issued the following high-value contract information through the Pentagon on May 20: Austal USA, Mobile, Alabama, was awarded an $8,229,522 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to a previously-awarded contract (N00024-11-C-2301) for Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) industrial post-delivery support for LCS 26. Work will be performed in Mobile, Alabama (80%); and Pittsfield, Massachusetts (20%). Austal USA will provide shipboard support to implemen  more

Autistic Self Advocacy Network Issues Public Comment on Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Proposed Rule
WASHINGTON, May 23 -- The Autistic Self Advocacy Network has issued a public comment on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' proposed rule entitled "Medicaid Program: Preadmission Screening and Resident Review". The comment was written and posted on May 20, 2020: * * * The Autistic Self Advocacy Network/1 appreciates the opportunity to provide comments on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)' proposed rule concerning Preadmission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR)./  more

B.L. Harbert International Awarded $37.14 Million Contract
WASHINGTON, May 21 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following high-value contract information through the Pentagon on May 20: B.L. Harbert International LLC, Birmingham, Alabama, was awarded a $37,142,044 firm-fixed-price contract (W912QR-20-C-0022) for construction of a general purpose maintenance shop. Bids were solicited via the internet with seven received. Work will be performed in Clarksville, Tennessee, with an estimated completion date of July 29, 2022. Fiscal 2020 m  more

Delta Waterfowl Issues Public Comment on Fish & Wildlife Service Proposed Rule
WASHINGTON, May 25 -- John L. Devney, senior vice president at Delta Waterfowl, Bismarck, North Dakota, has issued a public comment on the Fish and Wildlife Service's proposed rule entitled "2020-2021 Station-Specific Hunting and Sport Fishing Regulations". The comment was written on May 20, 2020, and posted on May 21, 2020: * * * Delta Waterfowl would like to express our sincere appreciation to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) for the increased hunting opportunities that will result  more

GAO Denies Protest by AECOM Management Services of Maryland
WASHINGTON, May 24 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision denying a bid protest filed by AECOM Management Services Inc. of Germantown, Maryland. According to the GAO, AECOM Management Services Inc., "protests the issuance of a task order to Sigmatech, Inc., of Huntsville, Alabama, by the Department of the Army, Army Materiel Command, under request for proposals (RFP) No. RS3-18-0077, which was issued for support services for the Army's Aviation and Missile Command Field M  more

GAO Denies Protest by Phoenix Environmental Design of Washington State
WASHINGTON, May 22 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision denying a bid protest filed by Phoenix Environmental Design Inc. of West Richland, Washington state. According to the GAO, Phoenix Environmental Design Inc., a service-disabled veteran-owned small business, "protests the award of a contract to Alligare LLC, of Opelika, Alabama, on a sole-source basis, under solicitation No. DOIAFBO200034, issued by the Department of the Interior, for distribution of Magnacide H, an  more

Integration Innovation Gains $8.31 Million Contract Modification
WASHINGTON, May 22 -- The U.S. Army Contracting Command issued the following high-value contract information through the Pentagon on May 21: Integration Innovation Inc.,* Huntsville, Alabama, was awarded an $8,310,128 modification to a contract (W31P4Q-18-A-0089) for the International Apache Technical Lifecycle Support task order. Work will be performed in Huntsville, Alabama, with an estimated completion date of June 4, 2021. Fiscal 2020 Foreign Military Sales (Egypt, India, Indonesia, Isr  more

Lockheed Gains $497.3 Million Contract Modification
WASHINGTON, May 21 -- The U.S. Army Contracting Command issued the following high-value contract information through the Pentagon on May 18: Lockheed Martin Corp., Grand Prairie, Texas, was awarded a $497,301,405 modification to a contract (W31P4Q-17-D-0026) for Phased Array Tracking on Radar to Intercept Advanced Capability-3 missile support center post-production support. Bids were solicited via the internet with one received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order,  more

NALEO Educational Fund Issues Public Comment on Census Bureau Notice
WASHINGTON, May 21 -- Arturo Vargas, CEO of the NALEO Educational Fund, has issued a public comment on the Bureau of the Census's notice entitled "60day FRN.Voting". The comment was written on May 12, 2020, and posted on May 19, 2020: * * * On behalf of NALEO Educational Fund, I write to comment upon the Census Bureau's notice of information collection published at 85 FR 14632 on March 13, 2020, concerning the Current Population Survey (CPS) Voting and Registration Supplement (the "Supplement"  more

National Association of State Head Injury Administrators Issues Public Comment on Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Proposed Rule
WASHINGTON, May 25 -- Rebeccah Wolfkiel, executive director of the National Association of State Head Injury Administrators, Alabaster, Alabama, has issued a public comment on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services proposed rule entitled "Medicaid Program: Preadmission Screening and Resident Review". The comment was written on May 20, 2020, and posted on May 21, 2020: * * * The National Association of State Head Injury Administrators (NASHIA) appreciates the opportunity to respond to t  more

Raytheon Awarded $92.37 Million Army Contract
WASHINGTON, May 22 -- The U.S. Army Contracting Command issued the following high-value contract information through the Pentagon on May 21: Raytheon Co., Tewksbury, Massachusetts, was awarded a $92,370,000 hybrid (cost-no-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee, and firm-fixed-price) contract (W31P4Q-20-D-0008) for sustainment, maintenance, training, refurbishment, overhaul, engineering services and spares to support ongoing operations of the National Advanced Surface to Air Missile System. Bids were solic  more

Regions Bank Issues Public Comment on Comptroller of Currency
WASHINGTON, May 20 -- Brad Kimbrough, executive vice president and controller at Regions Bank, Birmingham, Alabama, has issued a public comment on the Comptroller of the Currency's rule entitled "Regulatory Capital Rule: Revised Transition of the Current Expected Credit Losses Methodology for Allowances". The comment was written on May 15, 2020, and posted on May 18, 2020: * * * Regions Bank/1 appreciates the opportunity to comment on the Interim Final Regulatory Capital Rule: Revised Transiti  more

Senate Publishes Executive Communications on May 20 Involving Regulations Published in Federal Register
WASHINGTON, May 22 -- The Senate on May 20 published 67 executive communications involving regulations that were published in the Federal Register: EC-4540. A communication from the Director of the Regulatory Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled "Chlormequat Chloride; Pesticide Tolerances" (FRL No. 10008-50-OSCPP) received in the Office of the President of the Senate on May 18, 2020; to the Committee on Agriculture, N  more

Systems Products & Solutions Gains $13.48 Million Contract Modification
WASHINGTON, May 21 -- The U.S. Army Contracting Command issued the following high-value contract information through the Pentagon on May 20: Systems Products and Solutions Inc., Huntsville, Alabama, was awarded a $13,475,295 modification to a blanket purchase agreement (W31P4Q-18-A-0094) for logistical support services for U.S. Army Material Command. Work will be performed in Huntsville, Alabama, with an estimated completion date of May 20, 2021. Fiscal 2020 Army working capital and operati  more

Trump Nominee for District Judge for Northern District of Alabama Confirmed by Senate
WASHINGTON, May 22 -- The U.S. Senate confirmed the nominations of an individual for a position in the federal government on May 20: Anna M. Manasco, of Alabama, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Alabama.  more

University of Wisconsin-Madison Professor Issues Public Comment on APHIS Proposed Rule
WASHINGTON, May 25 -- Caitilyn Allen, professor of plant pathology at University of Wisconsin-Madison, has issued a public comment on the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's proposed rule entitled "Agricultural Bioterrorism Protection Act of 2002; Biennial Review and Republication of the Select Agent and Toxin List". The comment was written on May 18, 2020, and posted on May 21, 2020: * * * Background and Summary: Ralstonia solanacearum phylotype II sequevar 1 is known historically an  more