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News Tipoffs for Pennsylvania Editors Newsletter for Saturday August 01, 2020 ( 12 items )  

9 Trump Nominees, Including Deputy Under Secretary of Defense, Received by Senate
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 -- The Senate received the nominations of nine individuals for positions in the federal government on July 29: Craig Duehring, of Virginia, to be a Deputy Under Secretary of Defense. Gregory Autry, of California, to be Chief Financial Officer, National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Robert E. Primus, of New Jersey, to be a Member of the Surface Transportation Board for a term expiring December 31, 2022. Theodore Rokita, of Indiana, to be a Director of the Amtrak Boa  more

American Surgical Instrument Repair Awarded Up To $33 Million DLA Contract
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 -- The Defense Logistics Agency troop support unit issued the following high-value contract information through the Pentagon on July 31: American Surgical Instrument Repair LLC, Bellefontaine, Ohio, has been awarded a maximum $33,000,000 fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (SPE2DH-20-D-0045) for medical equipment and accessories for the Defense Logistics Agency electronic catalog. This was a competitive acquisition wi  more

Boeing Gains $265.02 Million Contract Modification
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 -- The U.S. Special Operations Command issued the following high-value contract information through the Pentagon on July 31: The Boeing Co, Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, was awarded a $265,022,000 firm-fixed-price, delivery order contract modification to a contract (H92241-19-F-0091) for the procurement of nine MH-47G Chinook aircraft in support of U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). This modification raises the contract ceiling to $285,800,000. Fiscal 2020 procuremen  more

Crown Clothing Gains Up To $12.52 Million Contract Modification
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 -- The Defense Logistics Agency troop support unit issued the following high-value contract information through the Pentagon on July 31: Crown Clothing Co., Vineland, New Jersey, has been awarded a maximum $12,518,363 modification exercising the second one-year option period of a one-year base contract (SPE1C1-18-D-1079) with four one-year option periods for various types of men's coats. This is a fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. Location of pe  more

Employee Assistance Professionals Association Issues Public Comment on CDC Notice
WASHINGTON, July 31 -- Gregory P. DeLapp, CEO of the Employee Assistance Professionals Association, Arlington, Virginia, has issued a public comment on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's notice entitled "Developing a Workplace Supported Recovery Program: A Strategy for Assisting Workers and Employers with the Nation's Opioid and Substance Use Disorder Epidemics: Request for Information". The comment was written on July 27, 2020, and posted on July 28, 2020: * * * The Employee Ass  more

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Awarded $30.7 Million Army Corps of Engineers Contract
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following high-value contract information through the Pentagon on July 31: Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co. LLC, Oak Brook, Illinois, was awarded a $30,695,071 firm-fixed-price contract (W912BU-20-C-0036) for beach nourishment from Brigantine Inlet to Great Egg Harbor Inlet, Absecon Island, Atlantic County, New Jersey. Bids were solicited via the internet with two received. Work will be performed in Brigantine, New Jersey, with an  more

Hepatitis B Foundation Issues Public Comment on CDC Notice
WASHINGTON, July 28 -- Michaela Jackson, prevention policy manager at Hepatitis B Foundation, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, has issued a public comment on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's notice entitled "Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices". The comment was posted on July 27, 2020: * * * On behalf of the Hepatitis B Foundation, we appreciate the opportunity to provide comments during today's meeting. We would like to offer comments related to the hepatitis B vaccine as th  more

New England Fishery Management Council, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council Issue Public Comment on Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Notice
WASHINGTON, July 30 -- Thomas A. Nies, executive director of the New England Fishery Management Council, Newburyport, Massachusetts, and Christopher M. Moore, executive director of the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, Dover, Delaware, have issued a public comment on the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management's notice entitled "Notice of Availability of a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for Vineyard Wind LLC's Proposed Wind Energy Facility Offshore Massachusetts". The comment was w  more

QED Systems Awarded Up To $18.11 Million Contract
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 -- The U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center issued the following high-value contract information through the Pentagon on July 31: QED Systems Inc.,* Virginia Beach, Virginia, was awarded an $18,105,774 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N64498-20-D-4025) in support of engineering services and technical services. Work will be performed at various locations throughout the world as assigned by each task order. The Naval Surface Warfare Center,   more

SisTers PGH Issues Public Comment on HUD Proposed Rule
WASHINGTON, July 28 -- Ciora Thomas, executive director of SisTers PGH, Swissvale, Pennsylvania, has issued a public comment on the Department of Housing and Urban Development's proposed rule entitled "Making Admission or Placement Determinations Based on Sex in Facilities Under Community Planning and Development Housing Programs". The comment was posted on July 27, 2020: * * * My name is Ciora Thomas, and I am the Co-Vice Chair & Commissioner of Pennsylvanian's Commission on LGBTQ Affairs, Ch  more

Synergy Logistics Services Gains $10.48 Million Contract Modification
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 -- The Defense Logistics Agency distribution unit issued the following high-value contract information through the Pentagon on July 31: Synergy Logistics Services, North Kansas City, Missouri, has been awarded a maximum $10,480,079 modification to a five-year contract (SP3300-20-D-5001) with no option periods for warehousing services. This is a hybrid fixed-price, incentive-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost-reimbursement-no-fee contract. This modification brings the total cumu  more

TriVersity Center for Gender & Sexual Diversity Issues Public Comment on HUD Proposed Rule
WASHINGTON, July 28 -- Steven Bloomer-Teague, president of the TriVersity Center for Gender and Sexual Diversity, Milford, Pennsylvania, has issued a public comment on the Department of Housing and Urban Development's proposed rule entitled "Making Admission or Placement Determinations Based on Sex in Facilities Under Community Planning and Development Housing Programs". The comment was posted on July 27, 2020: * * * The TriVersity Center for Gender and Sexual Diversity ("TriVersity") opposes   more