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Federal Tipoffs Involving Alabama Newsletter for Sunday June 28, 2020 ( 13 items )  

Air Force Releases Joint All-Domain Operations Doctrine
MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Alabama, June 24 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: The Department of the Air Force released the service's first doctrine annex on Joint All-Domain Operations June 1, outlining how the service expects to maintain its competitive advantage. Annex 3-1, Department of the Air Force role in JADO, builds on the doctrine note signed by Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein in March, and the direction to deter and defeat adversaries from the National Defens  more

Ala. U.S. Attorney Town Issues Joint Statement on Noose Found in NASCAR's Bubba Wallace's Garage
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, June 24 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama, Jay E. Town, issued the following joint statement with Johnnie Sharp Jr., FBI special agent in charge, regarding a noose found in National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing's Bubba Wallace's garage at Talladega Superspeedway: "On Monday, fifteen FBI special agents conducted numerous interviews regarding the situation at Talladega Superspeedway. After a thorough review of the facts and evidence surroundin  more

Army Space, Missile Defense Command Leader Speaks at Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance Roundtable
REDSTONE ARSENAL, Alabama, June 27 -- The Army Space and Missile Defense Command issued the following news: Military leaders gathered virtually with the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance to discuss their roles in global missile defense and in the defense of the nation during a roundtable June 23. Lt. Gen. Daniel L. Karbler, commanding general of U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command and commander of the Joint Functional Component Command for Integrated Missile Defense, joined leaders fro  more

Fla. U.S. Attorney: Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Stealing Trade Secrets, Online Extortion of Pensacola Company
PENSACOLA, Florida, June 27 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Florida, Larry Keefe, issued the following news release: Timothy J. Smith, 43, of Mobile, Alabama, was sentenced to 18 months' imprisonment late Wednesday afternoon in the United States District Court in Pensacola on charges of theft of trade secrets and interstate extortionate communications. Lawrence Keefe, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida, announced the sentencing. During the trial, a ju  more

HUD Reaches Settlement With Decatur Housing Authority Addressing Discriminatory Practices
WASHINGTON, June 27 -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development issued the following news release: The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that it has reached a Voluntary Compliance Agreement with the Decatur Housing Authority in Alabama after a HUD compliance review determined that it maintained discriminatory housing practices in three of its senior properties. Specifically, HUD's review revealed that the housing authority discriminated against elderly  more

Interior Secretary Bernhardt Visits Southern Alabama and Florida Gulf Coast
WASHINGTON, June 22 -- The U.S. Department of the Interior issued the following news release: This week, Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt traveled along the Gulf Coast where he conducted several site inspections of National Park Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service units, met with the hardworking staff, participated in a prescribed burn and visited with local outdoor recreation businesses. In Alabama The Secretary toured the Claude Peteet Mariculture Center and inspected the  more

Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Non-Commissioned Officer Academy Opens Professional Military Education Course in Virtual Classrooms
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas, June 27 -- The U.S. Air Force Air Education and Training Command issued the following news: The Robert D. Gaylor Non-Commissioned Officer Academy program at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland was put on hold in March due to COVID-19. In May, the academies were given notice that a virtual course was going to be attempted. The Barnes Center for Enlisted Education at Gunter Annex, Alabama, delegated the responsibility to design and deliver the course to each a  more

Justice Department: Alabama Tax Preparer Indicted for Filing False Returns
WASHINGTON, June 25 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's Tax Division issued the following news release: A federal grand jury in Birmingham, Alabama, returned an indictment, charging an Alabama tax preparer with filing a false tax return for herself and preparing false tax returns for clients, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department's Tax Division and U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town for the Northern District of Alabama. According to the ind  more

Labor Dept.: Auburn, Alabama, Pep Boys Pays Employee Back Wages After Violating Family and Medical Leave Act
AUBURN, Alabama, June 26 -- The U.S. Department of Labor issued the following news release: After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), a Pep Boys automotive service location in Auburn, Alabama, has paid an employee $10,094 in back wages after WHD found the employer violated the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). WHD investigators determined that Pep Boys denied the worker the opportunity to return to work following FMLA-protected leave after receiv  more

Naval Postgraduate School: Lessons in Leadership From Admiral Bill McRaven
WASHINGTON, June 25 -- The Naval Postgraduate School issued the following news: One of the most lauded military leaders in modern history, retired Navy Adm. William H. McRaven shared his own, personal lessons on leadership during the Naval Postgraduate School's (NPS) latest Virtual Secretary of the Navy Guest Lecture (SGL), held online Tuesday, June 23. McRaven is well known in and beyond the Special Forces community, leading a number of high-profile operations including the capture of Saddam   more

Navy Accepts Delivery of Future USS Oakland (Littoral Combat Ship 24)
MOBILE, Alabama, June 27 -- The Naval Sea Systems Command issued the following news: The Navy accepted delivery of the future USS Oakland (LCS 24) June 26 during a ceremony at Austal USA in Mobile, Alabama. Oakland is the 22nd littoral combat ship (LCS) and the 12th of the Independence variant to join the fleet. Its delivery marks the official transfer of the ship from the shipbuilder to the Navy, bringing the service's inventory up to 300. It is the final milestone prior to its scheduled comm  more

Rural Development - Tennessee Office: Trump Administration Invests $86 Million in Rural Broadband Service in Eight States
NASHVILLE, Tennessee, June 25 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Development - Tennessee office issued the following news release: Trump Administration announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $86 million in rural broadband service for 17,000 people and businesses in eight states. Tennessee Rural Development State Director Jim Tracy along with Alabama State Director Chris Beeker III are pleased to announce improved broadband services coming to rural Tenne  more

U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $400,000 in CARES Act Funding to Boost Economic Development Programs Critical to Helping 7-County Southeast Alabama Region Respond to Coronavirus
WASHINGTON, June 27 -- The U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration issued the following news release: The U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $400,000 CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant to the Southeast Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission, Dothan, Alabama, to update economic development plans and fortify programs to assist communities in responding to the coronavirus pandemic. "The Trump Administratio  more