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Federal Tipoffs Involving Nebraska Newsletter for Sunday August 18, 2019 ( 8 items )  

Additional Flood Assistance May Be Available for Nebraskans
LINCOLN, Nebraska, Aug. 15 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency issued the following news release: At the request of Gov. Pete Ricketts, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has extended the incident period in which disaster-caused damage may be covered. The presidential disaster declaration, issued March 21,2019, originally covered the period from March 9 to April 1. With the extension, additional uninsured damage sustained through July 14 may no  more

Ames Laboratory: Scientists Discover Potential Path to Improving Samarium-Cobalt Magnets
AMES, Iowa, Aug. 12 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory issued the following news release: Scientists have discovered a potential tool to enhance magnetization and magnetic anisotropy, making it possible to improve the performance of samarium-cobalt magnets. The scientists, at the U.S. Department of Energy's Critical Materials Institute at Ames Laboratory, in collaboration with the Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience and the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the U  more

Court Sentences Omaha, Nebraska, Resident to Jail, Orders $276,878 in Restitution After U.S. Department of Labor Finds Benefits Fraud
OMAHA, Nebraska, Aug. 16 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Employee Benefits Security Administration issued the following news release: After a joint investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), the Social Security Administration's Office of the Inspector General, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the Inspector General, the U.S. District Court of Nebraska has sentenced Craig A. Barnett - of Lincoln, Nebraska - to  more

Hanscom Air Force Base Forecasts With Petaflops of Power
HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Massachusetts, Aug. 15 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: By Benjamin Newell Program Executive Office Digital is working with Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee to build Air Force Weather's most powerful weather computer, at an estimated 7.2 petaflops. PEO Digital personnel at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, and Hanscom worked this acquisition effort. Oak Ridge National Laboratory selected Cray, Inc., a Seattle-based supercomputer manufacturer an  more

Los Alamos National Laboratory: Hazmat Challenge Tests Responders' Skills in Simulated Emergencies
LOS ALAMOS, New Mexico, Aug. 14 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Los Alamos National Laboratory issued the following news release: * * * - 'Toughest scenarios yet' plus an obstacle course help hazmat teams hone their abilities * * * Ten hazardous materials response teams from Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Tennessee will test their skills in a series of graded exercises Aug. 19-23 at Los Alamos National Laboratory's Hazmat Challenge. "The Challenge provides a unique training venue for  more

President Authorizes Extension of the Incident Period for Nebraska
LINCOLN, Nebraska, Aug. 13 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency issued the following news release: Residents in Dawson County can now register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for uninsured damage sustained from the March 9 to July 14 storms and flooding. Dawson county joins the 28 counties and one Tribe; Antelope, Boone, Boyd, Buffalo, Burt, Butler, Cass, Colfax, Cuming, Custer, Dodge, Douglas, Hall, Holt, Howard, Knox, Madison, Nance,   more

SEC Advocate for Small Business Capital Formation Miller Issues Remarks at Maha Discovery Festival
OMAHA, Nebraska, Aug. 15 -- The Securities and Exchange Commission issued the following remarks by Martha Miller, advocate for small business capital formation, at the Maha Discovery Festival: "Good morning everyone, and thank you to the Maha team for the opportunity to speak to you today. /1 My name is Martha Miller, and I am the first Advocate for Small Business Capital Formation at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, which is the government agency responsible for regulating our capi  more

U.S. Air Force: Groundbreaking Held for Fisher House
OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Nebraska, Aug. 14 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: By Charles J. Haymond A groundbreaking ceremony for the first Fisher House in Nebraska was held at the Veterans Affairs Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System's Omaha campus next to the VA Medical Center in Omaha Aug. 7. Fisher Houses are homes where military and veteran's families can stay free of charge while a loved one is in the hospital. "Fisher Houses are built on partnerships and partnerships b  more