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News Tipoffs for Alabama Editors Newsletter for Sunday July 05, 2020 ( 17 items )  

18 Companies To Compete for Up To $950 Million Air Force Contract
WASHINGTON, July 2 -- The U.S. Air Force Life Cycle Management issued the following high-value contract information through the Pentagon on July 1: Accenture Federal Services LLC, Arlington, Virginia (FA8612-20-D-0029); Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., Boulder, Colorado (FA8612-20-D-0030); Black River Systems, Utica, New York (FA8612-20-D-0031); CAE USA Mission Solutions Inc., Tampa, Florida (FA8612-20-D-0032); CUBIC (GATR Technologies Inc.), Huntsville, Alabama (FA8612-20-D-0033); Global A  more

Agricultural Marketing Service Rule: Beef Promotion & Research Act
WASHINGTON, July 2 -- The Agricultural Marketing Service has issued a rule (7 CFR Part 1260), published in the Federal Register on July 1, entitled: "Beef Promotion and Research; Reapportionment". The rule was issued by Bruce Summers, Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. DATE: Effective July 31, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kahl Sesker, Agricultural Marketing Specialist; Research and Promotion Division; Livestock and Poultry Program, AMS, USDA; Room 2610-S, STOP 0251, 1400  more

Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program Issues Public Comment on Election Assistance Commission Notice
WASHINGTON, July 3 -- James A. Tucker, director of the Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program, Tuscaloosa, has issued a public comment on the Election Assistance Commission's notice entitled "Proposed Voluntary Voting System Guidelines 2.0 Requirements". The comment was posted on June 22, 2020: * * * The Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program (ADAP) appreciates the opportunity to comment on the draft Voluntary Voting System Guidelines (VVSG) 2.0 Requirements. Voting is a fundamental right, and e  more

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Issues Public Comment on Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Proposed Rule
WASHINGTON, June 30 -- Joseph A. Bosco, president of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, has issued a public comment on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' proposed rule entitled "Medicare Program: Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model Three Year Extension and Changes to Episode Definition and Pricing". The comment was written on June 23, 2020, and posted on June 24, 2020: * * * On behalf of over 34,000 orthopaedic surgeons and residents represented by the Americ  more

Employment & Training Administration: Investigations Regarding Eligibility to Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
WASHINGTON, July 1 -- The Employment and Training Administration has issued a notice, published in the Federal Register on June 29, entitled: "Investigations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance". The notice was issued by Hope D. Kinglock, Certifying Officer, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance. * * * Petitions have been filed with the Secretary of Labor under Section 221(a) of the Trade Act of 1974 ("the Act") and are identified in the Appendix to this notice. Up  more

GAO Denies Protest by NLT Management Services of New Jersey
WASHINGTON, July 2 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision denying a bid protest filed by NLT Management Services LLC of Ewing Township, New Jersey. According to the GAO, NLT, a small business, "protests the award of a contract to MartinFederal Consulting, LLC, a small business of Huntsville, Alabama, under request for proposals (RFP) No. DJA-17-AHDQ-R-0035, which was issued by the Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), for foren  more

Hawaii Farmers Union United, Hawaii Farmers Union Foundation Issue Joint Public Comment on Farm Service Agency NOFA
WASHINGTON, June 29 -- The Hawaii Farmers Union United, Wailuku, and the Hawaii Farmers Union Foundation, Kapaa, have issued a public comment on the Farm Service Agency's notice of funding availability entitled "Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Additional Commodities Request for Information". The comment was written and posted on June 22, 2020: * * * I am writing in support of adding tea (camelia sinensis) to the list of Specialty Crops eligible for CFAP funding. HFUU is a 501(c)(5) agricu  more

Loc Performance Products Gains $15.64 Million Contract Modification
WASHINGTON, July 1 -- The U.S. Army Contracting Command issued the following high-value contract information through the Pentagon on June 30: Loc Performance Products Inc.,* Plymouth, Michigan, was awarded a $15,639,264 modification to a contract (W15QKN-18-C-0073) for 18 improved armored cab modification kits for the M270A2 version of the Multiple Launch Rocket System. Work will be performed in Plymouth, Michigan, with an estimated completion date of Oct. 30, 2022. Fiscal 2020 missile proc  more

Lockheed Martin Missiles & Fire Control Gains $226.25 Million Contract Modification
WASHINGTON, July 1 -- The U.S. Army Contracting Command issued the following high-value contract information through the Pentagon on June 30: Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, Grand Prairie, Texas, was awarded a $226,254,087 modification to a contract (W31P4Q-19-C-0077) for a 44 M270A2 Multiple Launch Rocket Systems. Work will be performed in Grand Prairie, Texas; New Boston, Texas; and Camden, Arkansas, with an estimated completion date of Aug. 30, 2023. Fiscal 2020 missile procur  more

Pharmavite Issues Public Comment on FTC Proposed Rule
WASHINGTON, June 29 -- Paul Bolar, vice president for regulatory affairs at Pharmavite LLC, West Hills, California, has issued a public comment on the Federal Trade Commission's proposed rule entitled "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising". The comment was written on June 22, 2020, and posted on June 23, 2020: * * * Pharmavite LLC (Pharmavite) appreciates the opportunity to submit the following comments in response to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission's (FT  more

Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled Committee: Addition of Products to Procurement List
WASHINGTON, July 1 -- The Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled Committee has issued a notice, published in the Federal Register on June 26, entitled: "Procurement List; Additions and Deletions". The notice was issued by Michael R. Jurkowski, Deputy Director, Business & PL Operations. DATES: Date added to and deleted from the Procurement List: July 26, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael R. Jurkowski, Telephone: (703) 603-2117, Fax: (703) 603-0655, or email CMTEFe  more

Raytheon/Lockheed Martin Javelin Awarded $25.41 Million Army Contract
WASHINGTON, June 30 -- The U.S. Army Contracting Command issued the following high-value contract information through the Pentagon on June 29: Raytheon/Lockheed Martin Javelin JV, Tucson, Arizona, was awarded a $25,408,756 modification to a contract (W31P4Q-04-C-0046) for support services for the Javelin weapon system. Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of June 30, 2025. Fiscal 2020 Foreign Military Sales (United Kingdom) funds in the amount of $25,  more

Rheem Manufacturing Issues Public Comment on Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Office Proposed Rule
WASHINGTON, June 26 -- Karen Meyers, vice president for government affairs at Rheem Manufacturing Co., Atlanta, Georgia, has issued a public comment on the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Office's proposed rule entitled "Consumer Water Heaters and Certain Commercial Water Heaters Test Procedures". The comment was written on June 24, 2020, and posted on June 25, 2020: * * * Rheem Manufacturing Company ("Rheem") is pleased to submit the following comments in response to the Request for In  more

Senate Conducted 8 Committee Hearings on July 1
WASHINGTON, July 3 -- The U.S. Senate conducted eight committee hearings on July 1, 2020: AFGHANISTAN Committee on Armed Services: Committee received a closed briefing on matters relating to Afghanistan from David F. Helvey, Acting Assistant Secretary for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs, and Brigadier General Scott F. Benedict, USMC, Deputy Director Politico-Military Affairs, Middle East, Joint Staff, J-5, both of the Department of Defense. INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETES COMPENSATION Committee on Co  more

Sharp Minds Awarded $473.02 Million Army Contract
WASHINGTON, June 30 -- The U.S. Army Contracting Command issued the following high-value contract information through the Pentagon on June 29: Sharp Minds LLC,* Alexandria, Virginia, was awarded a $473,021,064 hybrid (firm-fixed-price and time-and-materials) contract (W911N2-20-F-0494) to provide Letterkenny Army Depot with labor support. Bids were solicited via the internet with five received. Work will be performed in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, with an estimated completion date of Jan. 31  more

Skookum Educational Programs Awarded $9.97 Million Corps of Engineers Contract
WASHINGTON, June 30 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following high-value contract information through the Pentagon on June 29: Skookum Educational Programs, Bremerton, Washington, was awarded a $9,971,669 firm-fixed-price contract (W912DY-20-C-0026) for inspection, testing and maintenance work; demand maintenance order work; and preventative maintenance order work and sustainment, restoration and modernization services in support of Fort Riley. Bids were solicited via the inter  more

Spire Issues Public Comment on Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Office Proposed Rule
WASHINGTON, July 3 -- Mark C. Darrell, senior vice president and chief legal and compliance officer of Spire Inc., St. Louis, Missouri, has issued a public comment on the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Office's proposed rule entitled "Energy Conservation Standards for Air-Cooled Commercial Package Air Conditioning and Heating Equipment and Commercial Warm Air Furnaces". The comment was written on July 1, 2020, and posted on July 2, 2020: * * * Overview of Spire, Inc. Spire Inc. (Spire  more