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Federal Tipoffs Involving Pennsylvania Newsletter for Sunday August 11, 2019 ( 20 items )  

Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University to Receive $33,000 from Interior
WASHINGTON, Aug. 9 -- The U.S. Department of the Interior's National Park Service announced that it intends to award a $33,000 cooperative agreement to the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for the assessment of abundance of American eel within Delaware River. The agency description of the grant states: "The goal of this project is to assess the abundance, age distribution, and other important demographics of American eels within the Upper Delaware   more

Distribution Susquehanna Initiates New Awards Program to Motivate Employees to Bring Forward New Initiatives
WASHINGTON, Aug. 9 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Logistics Agency issued the following news: By Diana Dawa Much like the ABC show "Shark Tank(R)" where entrepreneurs present their ideas to the sharks in the tank -- five titans of industry who made their own dreams a reality -- hoping to turn their ideas into lucrative empires, leadership of DLA Distribution Susquehanna, Pennsylvania recently held the first version of its own shark tank. The intent of the new employee involvement  more

DLA: Encourage, Empower and Elevate
WASHINGTON, Aug. 9 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Logistics Agency issued the following news: By Connie Braesch Defense Logistics Agency Energy women were among the roughly 900 federal employees from across the nation who attended the annual Federally Employed Women's National Training Program in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 22-26. FEW is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting equality for women and addressing concerns of women in the federal workplace. Thi  more

EPA Recognizes Bucks County Site for Excellence in Reuse
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Aug. 2 -- The Environmental Protection Agency issued the following news release: Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) presented Heritage Conservancy in Southern Bucks County, Pennsylvania with its Excellence in Site Reuse Award for outstanding work in the reuse of the Croydon TCE Superfund Site. The award is part of EPA's commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the Superfund Redevelopment Initiative (SRI), launched in 1999 with the goal of returning  more

High-Dollar Contracts Announced, Defense Contract Management Agency Will Administer
FORT LEE, Virginia, Aug. 5 -- The Defense Contract Management Agency issued the following news: The following contracts with a value of over $7 million were awarded last week and will be administered by the Defense Contract Management Agency. The agency currently manages approximately 350,000 contracts with an overall total value of $5.2 trillion. The agency also currently authorizes $678.4 million in contractor payments per business day. NAVY DRS Laurel Technologies, Johnstown, Pennsylvania,  more

Kutztown University to Receive $52,000 from Interior
WASHINGTON, Aug. 9 -- The U.S. Department of the Interior's National Park Service announced that it intends to award a $52,000 cooperative agreement to the Kutztown University of Pennsylvania for the study and analysis of military history. The agency description of the grant states: "Previous Kutztown University Frederick Douglass Institute research concluded that an improved experiential model would include a more active role for our veterans and park personnel when networking and studying mil  more

Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy Research Continues to Evolve at National Energy Technology Laboratory
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, Aug. 5 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory issued the following news: Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy, or LIBS, is a rapidly advancing analytical technique that provides a cost-effective, quick and precise method for determining the elemental composition of any solid, liquid or gas sample. Knowing exactly what elements are present enables researchers to characterize domestic sources of valuable rare earth elements, help natural  more

National Energy Technology Laboratory: Researchers From Around World Converge on W.Va. to Learn About Advances in Multiphase Flow Science
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, Aug. 6 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory issued the following news: Industry, academia and government leaders from around the world are attending the NETL 2019 Workshop on Multiphase Flow Science (MFS) Tuesday through Thursday in Morgantown, West Virginia. MFS is the study of the flow of liquid or solid materials with different chemical properties. NETL hosts the workshop annually to allow attendees to share data and experiences   more

NRC Receives Event Notification Involving West Penn Allegheny Health Systems
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued the following event notification (No. 54184) involving West Penn Allegheny Health Systems, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - SOURCE FAILED TO RETRACT The following was received via e-mail: "On Thursday, July 25, 2019, the licensee called to report an equipment failure event where, during a cardiovascular brachytherapy treatment, the source failed to retract at the end of the treatment time due to a kink in the cat  more

Pa. U.S. Attorney's Office to Take Part in 36th Annual National Night Out
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, Aug. 6 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania, Scott W. Brady, issued the following news release: U.S. Attorney Scott W. Brady and U.S. Attorney's Office employees will join law enforcement, community leaders and residents on Tuesday, August 6th at locations across western Pennsylvania from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. to celebrate the 36th annual National Night Out crime and drug prevention event. National Night Out is a community-building and crime preven  more

Pa. U.S. Attorney: Convictions For Former Lackawanna County Commissioner Robert C. Cordaro Upheld
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, Aug. 6 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, David J. Freed, issued the following news release: The United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that on August 5, 2019, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit denied former Lackawanna County Commissioner Robert C. Cordaro's latest appeal regarding his 2011 conviction on multiple public corruption charges. In a 26-page precedential opinion, the Court of  more

Pa. U.S. Attorney: Defense Contractor to Pay $3.3M to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Aug. 8 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, William M. McSwain, issued the following news release: * * * - Company knowingly manufactured medical products in China and Malaysia for sale to the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs despite Trade Agreements Act prohibition * * * United States Attorney William M. McSwain announced that Ambu, Inc. ("Ambu"), will pay $3.3 million to resolve False Claims Act allegations that it manufactur  more

Pa. U.S. Attorney: Former Schuylkill County Clerk of Courts Pleads Guilty to Mail Fraud and Falsification of Records
SCRANTON, Pennsylvania, Aug. 9 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, David J. Freed, issued the following news release: The United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Steven M. Lukach, Jr., age 69, of Nesquehoning, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty on August 8, 2019, before U.S. District Court Judge Robert D. Mariani to mail fraud and falsification of records. According to United States Attorney David J. Freed, Lukach served as th  more

Pa. U.S. Attorney: Haverford College Student Pleads Guilty to Attempt to Access President Trump's Tax Information
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Aug. 6 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, William M. McSwain, issued the following news release: United States Attorney William M. McSwain announced that Justin Hiemstra, 22, from St. Paul Park, Minnesota, entered a plea of guilty before United States District Judge Cynthia M. Rufe on charges related to violations of 18 U.S.C. Sec. 1030 for using a school computer and someone else's username without that person's permission in an attempt t  more

Pa. U.S. Attorney: U.S. Penitentiary Inmate Pleads Guilty to Contraband Possession to Serve Additional Six Months in Prison
SCRANTON, Pennsylvania, Aug. 6 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, David J. Freed, issued the following news release: The United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Charles Elegalam, age 31, formerly of Washington, D.C., currently an inmate at the United States Penitentiary at Canaan (USP Canaan), Waymart, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty on August 5, 2019, before Senior U.S. District Court Judge James M. Munley, to possession of  more

Penn. U.S. Attorney: Everett, Pa. Resident Charged With Selling Firearms Stolen From Federal Facility
JOHNSTOWN, Pennsylvania, Aug. 6 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania, Scott W. Brady, issued the following news release: A resident of Bedford County, Pennsylvania, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Johnstown on various counts related to firearms stolen from the National Firearms and Ammunition Destruction Branch (NFAD), United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. The eight-count indictment named Richard Adam Schreiber, 38, of Everett, Pennsylvani  more

Penn. U.S. Files Suit Against Montgomery County Psychiatrist for Alleged Improper Opioid Prescribing
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Aug. 7 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, William M. McSwain, issued the following news release: * * * - Suit Proposes Judgment of $250,000 and Strict Limitations on Controlled Substance Prescribing * * * United States Attorney William M. McSwain announced that the United States filed a civil lawsuit against Elizabeth N. Kuh, a psychiatrist practicing in Montgomery County, alleging that she wrote improper opioid and benzodiazepine presc  more

Three New Patents Issued for National Energy Technology Laboratory Energy Innovations, Joining List of Technology Opportunities
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, Aug. 8 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory issued the following news: Three innovative NETL energy technologies have been awarded patents: - NETL researchers Douglas Kauffman, Christopher Matranga; Dominic Alfonso, Paul Ohodnicki, and Xingyi Deng, and collaborators Rajan Siva, Chenjie Zeng, and Rongchao Jin, were issued a patent on July 23, 2019 for a process to convert carbon dioxide (CO2) and water into synthesis gas using a uniq  more

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Welcomes Ag Progress Days Visitors to Learn More About Healthy Soil, Conservation
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, Aug. 7 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service Pennsylvania office issued the following news release: USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) invites Ag Progress Days (APD) visitors to check out their interactive demonstrations, displays and tours to learn how conservation practices can benefit an ag operation and the environment and earn a prize. Located nine miles south of State College, the APD grounds are in Rock  more

White Clay Watershed Association to Receive $120,000 from Interior
WASHINGTON, Aug. 8 -- The U.S. Department of the Interior's National Park Service announced that it intends to award a $120,000 cooperative agreement to the White Clay Watershed Association of Pennsylvania for the implementation of White Clay Creek watershed management plan. The funding opportunity number is NPS-19-NERO-0091 (CFDA 15.962). For more information, contact Craig McKaige, 215/597-8863.  more