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Federal Tipoffs Involving Ohio Newsletter for Sunday July 21, 2019 ( 23 items )  

'Air Force Materiel Command We Need' Focus Group Coming to Eglin
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, July 15 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: By Marisa Alia-Novobilski The Air Force Materiel Command's AFMC We Need team will travel to operating locations across the command footprint to conduct in-person focus groups beginning July 22. The AFMC We Need enterprise-wide initiative, launched in late June, seeks inputs and recommendations from AFMC civilian and military Airmen that can help posture the command to best support the National Defe  more

Air Force Contracting Process Enhanced With New Hybrid Funding Opportunity Announcement
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, July 15 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: By Donna Lindner The Air Force Research Laboratory, serving as Department of Defense Executive Agent Program Office of the Defense Production Act Title III Program, has issued a hybrid Funding Opportunity Announcement that will provide extensive flexibility to efficiently award production technology projects to strengthen domestic manufacturing and the defense industrial base. DPA Title III authori  more

Air Force Contracting Process Enhanced With New Hybrid Funding Opportunity Announcement
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, July 16 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: By Donna Lindner The Air Force Research Laboratory, serving as Department of Defense Executive Agent Program Office of the Defense Production Act Title III Program, has issued a hybrid funding opportunity announcement that will provide extensive flexibility to efficiently award production technology projects to strengthen domestic manufacturing and the defense industrial base. DPA Title III authori  more

Air Force Institute of Technology Offers Systems Engineering Certificate Program
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, July 17 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: By Stacey Geiger The Department of Systems Engineering and Management at the Air Force Institute of Technology offers tuition waived systems engineering programs for the military and civilian workforce. The programs range from certificates up through doctoral degrees. Certificate and master's courses are offered both on-line and in-residence. Further, the certificate courses can be directly appli  more

Air Force Materiel Command Conducts Focus Groups Across Enterprise
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, July 15 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: By Marisa Alia-Novobilski The Air Force Materiel Command's AFMC We Need team will travel to operating locations across the command to conduct in-person focus groups beginning July 22. The AFMC We Need enterprise-wide initiative, launched in late June 2019, seeks inputs and recommendations from AFMC civilian and military Airmen that can help posture the command to best support the National Defense S  more

Air Force Materiel Command We Need Team to Conduct Focus Groups at Hill Air Force Base
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, July 15 -- The U.S. Air Force (75th Air Base Wing) issued the following news: By Marisa Alia-Novobilski The Air Force Materiel Command's AFMC We Need team will travel to operating locations across the command footprint to conduct in-person focus groups beginning July 22. The team will travel to Hill Air Force Base to host focus groups July 30-Aug. 1. The AFMC We Need enterprise-wide initiative, launched in late June, seeks inputs and recommendations from  more

Air Force Research Laboratory Junior Force Council Reschedules Advanced Science & Technology Symposium
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, July 19 -- The U.S. Air Force (88th Air Base Wing) issued the following news: By John Van Winkle The Air Force Research Laboratory's Advanced Science & Technology Symposium has been rescheduled for July 24, 1-5 p.m., at the Top of the Market Banquet Center in Dayton. This event was originally scheduled to happen May 29, but was postponed after several tornadoes struck the local area on Memorial Day. At the symposium, AFRL's junior scientists and engine  more

Air Force Research Laboratory Partners With Kettering Health Network to Enhance Readiness
BEAVERCREEK, Ohio, July 18 -- The U.S. Air Force (88th Air Base Wing) issued the following news: By Bryan Ripple The Air Force Research Laboratory's 711th Human Performance Wing and Kettering Health Network finalized a training affiliation agreement July 15 to partner together in establishing a collaborative medical currency platform. The agreement focuses on advancing the readiness skills and competency of Air Force medical personnel who provide training on safe and effective care for patien  more

Air Force Small Business Innovation Research Program Director: Pitch Days Prove Service Can Move at Speed of Innovation
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, July 18 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: By Bryan Ripple David Shahady, director of the Air Force Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Program knows a thing or two about competition - both athletically and the business variety. A seven-time Ironman Triathlete, he has been racing for almost 19 years - although he had never won a race until recently when his 18-year-old daughter and 16-year-old son joine  more

DEA: Pharmaceutical Distributor and Executives, Pharmacists Charged With Unlawfully Distributing Painkillers
CINCINNATI, Ohio, July 18 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's Drug Enforcement Administration issued the following news release: * * * - Wholesaler allegedly distributed 3.7 million hydrocodone pills to pharmacy in town of 400 people * * * A federal grand jury has charged a pharmaceutical distributor, two of its former officials and two pharmacists with conspiring to distribute controlled substances in an indictment returned here yesterday. Four individuals have been charged, including Miam  more

EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler Visits Cleveland, Announces Trash-Free Great Lakes Grant Program
CLEVELAND, Ohio, July 19 -- The Environmental Protection Agency issued the following news release: * * * - For the first time, EPA will be requesting competitive applications for GLRI funding for trash-free water project grants in the Great Lakes * * * Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler and Region 5 Administrator Cathy Stepp visited Cleveland to announce an upcoming new Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) grant program specifically focused on  more

EPA and Ohio Promote Lead-safe Homes and Facilities for Children in Lorain County, Ohio
CHICAGO, Illinois, July 16 -- The Environmental Protection Agency issued the following news release: This summer, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is partnering with the Ohio Department of Health and the Lorain County Health Department to educate the public on how to protect children from lead-based paint risks. "Together with the state of Ohio and Lorain County, EPA wants to make sure that people know how to keep children safe from the harmful effects of indoor lead," said EPA R  more

EPA Role in American Electric Power Consent Decree
WASHINGTON, July 18 -- The Environmental Protection Agency issued the following news release: EPA supports power generation from all sources of energy, in compliance with the Clean Air Act. On July 17, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio approved a modification to a 2007 consent decree among American Electric Power (AEP), the State of New York, and environmental groups, including the Sierra Club, regarding AEP's Rockport Generating Station, located near Rockport, Indiana.  more

EPA to Begin Lead Cleanup at the American Legion Trailer Park Site in Roseville, Ohio
ROSEVILLE, Ohio, July 16 -- The Environmental Protection Agency issued the following news release: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will begin a lead soil cleanup at the American Legion Trailer Park site at 74 S. Main St., Roseville, Ohio. Tenants currently live in mobile homes at the site. EPA will remove the contaminated soil from the trailer park, replace it with clean fill, and restore the yards and other areas to their original conditions. EPA held a meeting with the owners and   more

Food Safety and Inspection Service: Koch Foods Recalls Breaded Poultry Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens
WASHINGTON, July 18 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service issued the following news release: Koch Foods, a Fairfield, Ohio establishment, is recalling approximately 743 pounds of fully cooked boneless chicken bites due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products contain soy, milk, and eggs, known allergens, which are not declared on the product label. T  more

Marcellus Shale R&D Test Site Continues Advancements With National Energy Technology Laboratory Support
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, July 15 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory issued the following news: NETL joined West Virginia University and Ohio State University in 2014 to create the Marcellus Shale Energy and Environmental Laboratory (MSEEL) -- a test well project intended to improve natural gas production efficiency and minimize environmental impacts at hydraulic fracturing sites throughout the Marcellus Shale region. Five years and a long list of accomplis  more

Ohio Health Care Provider Pays $230,696 in Overtime Back Wages To 74 Employees After U.S. Department of Labor Investigation
COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 17 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division issued the following news release: After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Good Hands Supported Living LTD - based in Columbus, Ohio - has paid $230,696 in back wages to 74 employees. WHD found the rehabilitation center and home health care agency violated the Fair Labor Standards Act's (FLSA) overtime and recordkeeping provisions. Investigators found the employer fai  more

Ohio U.S. Attorney: Justice Department Focus on Fentanyl Yields Results in Montgomery County
COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 17 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, Benjamin C. Glassman, issued the following news release: One year ago, the Justice Department announced the formation of Operation Synthetic Opioid Surge (S.O.S.), a program designed to reduce the supply of deadly synthetic opioids in high impact areas as well as identifying wholesale distribution networks and international and domestic suppliers. The Southern District of Ohio is one of 10 districts included in the  more

Ohio U.S. Attorney: Medical Billing Company Owner Sentenced to Prison for Health Care Fraud
COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 16 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, Benjamin C. Glassman, issued the following news release: The owner of a medical and dental billing company was sentenced in U.S. District Court today for her role in committing more than $2 million in health care fraud. Cindy Dahdah, 61, of Beavercreek, was sentenced to 60 months in prison. Benjamin C. Glassman, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, Lamont Pugh III, Special Agent in Charge, U.S  more

Ohio U.S. Attorney: Pharmaceutical Distributor & Executives, Pharmacists Charged With Unlawfully Distributing Painkillers
CINCINNATI, Ohio, July 18 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, Benjamin C. Glassman, issued the following news release: * * * - Wholesaler allegedly distributed 3.7 million hydrocodone pills to pharmacy in town of 400 people * * * A federal grand jury has charged a pharmaceutical distributor, two of its former officials and two pharmacists with conspiring to distribute controlled substances in an indictment returned here yesterday. Four individuals have been charged, incl  more

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Opens Cyber Defense Facility
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, July 15 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: By Brian Brackens During a ribbon cutting ceremony at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, July 9, the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center's Fighters and Bombers Directorate officially opened a new $1.5 million facility essential to protecting weapon systems from cyber threats and mitigating cyber vulnerabilities across the Air Force fighters and bombers fleet. One of the Air Force's ongoing challen  more

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base: Community Action Team Provides Assistance and Resources for Airmen in Need
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, July 17 -- The U.S. Air Force (88th Air Base Wing) issued the following news: By Myra Saxon Every day stressors and major life events can get the best of us and cause the need to seek additional support to help travail through the challenges that impact our resilience and well-being. At Wright-Patterson AFB, these resources are collectively known as the Community Action Team (formerly called Integrated Delivery System). Some of the resources include: T  more

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base: Directorate Opens Cyber Defense Facility
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, July 15 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: By Brian Brackens At a ribbon cutting ceremony here July 9, the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center's Fighters and Bombers Directorate officially opened a new $1.5 million facility essential to protecting weapon systems from cyber threats and mitigating cyber vulnerabilities across the Air Force fighters and bombers fleet. One of the Air Force's ongoing challenges is to create processes, infrast  more