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Federal Tipoffs Involving Maryland Newsletter for Sunday August 25, 2019 ( 23 items )  

Army Corps, Maryland Port Administration Sign Agreement Moving Chesapeake Island Restoration Forward
BALTIMORE, Maryland, Aug. 23 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following news release: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, and the Maryland Port Administration have signed a Design Agreement that allows for the next steps in restoring two severely degraded islands in the Chesapeake Bay. The Mid-Chesapeake Bay Island Ecosystem Restoration Project is a partnership between the Corps of Engineers and the MPA that focuses on restoring and expanding island habitat at   more

Army Showcases New Ground-based Precision Navigation and Timing, Electronic Warfare Tech
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Maryland, Aug. 21 -- The U.S. Army News Service issued the following news: By Devon L. Suits The Army is advancing its ground-based precision navigation and timing, or PNT, technology to counter spoofing threats and improve operations in a multi-domain environment. While GPS continues to be the "gold standard" for PNT capabilities, it can be disrupted from a number of frequency interferences such as weather, and man-made or natural terrain, said Col. Nick Kioutas, the  more

Carderock's Composite-Patch Technology is an Alternative Repair Method for Sensitized Aluminum
WEST BETHESDA, Maryland, Aug. 12 -- The Naval Sea Systems Command issued the following news: By Brooke Marquardt and Kelley Stirling In a research lab such as Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, a "win" is to see one's research applied in real life. For engineers Daniel Hart, John Noland and Bruce Wells, not only have they been involved in the development and application of their research, but they have also transitioned it to the fleet. In 2010, this team out of Carderock's Str  more

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Verma Issues Remarks at SHIEC Annual Conference
WASHINGTON, Aug. 19 -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued the following remarks by Administrator Seema Verma at the SHIEC Annual Conference: "Thanks Dan for that kind introduction and to the SHIEC members, and to CRISP of Maryland and DC for hosting me today. All of your continued efforts help empower patients and doctors to access the data they need to make important and life-changing healthcare decisions. "On this day, 55 years  more

DOD Agency Keeps File Swaps Safe
FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Maryland, Aug. 20 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: By C. Todd Lopez The Defense Information Systems Agency has taken over an online resource that allows Defense Department personnel to swap files too large to be sent by email. Now in the wheelhouse of DISA, the file transfer capability has been rebranded DoD SAFE, or secure access file exchange. The DoD SAFE capability is part of DISA's Defense Collaboration Services suite of applications. The file trans  more

DOD Agency Keeps File Swaps Safe
FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Maryland, Aug. 21 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: By C. Todd Lopez The Defense Information Systems Agency has taken over an online resource that allows Defense Department personnel to swap files too large to be sent by email. Now in the wheelhouse of DISA, the file transfer capability has been rebranded DoD SAFE, or secure access file exchange. The DoD SAFE capability is part of DISA's Defense Collaboration Services suite of applications. The file trans  more

EPA Appoints Dennis Deziel as Region 1 Administrator
BOSTON, Massachusetts, Aug. 22 -- The Environmental Protection Agency issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced the appointment of Dennis Deziel of Maryland to become regional administrator for Region 1. Mr. Deziel will oversee environmental protection efforts in the states of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut and in 10 Tribal Nations. Dennis Deziel has spent much of his  more

Extended Range Cannon Artillery Autoloader is Being Tested for First Time at Yuma Proving Ground
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Maryland, Aug. 15 -- The U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command issued the following news: Rome wasn't built in a day... but they were laying bricks every hour. This statement rings particularly true in the case of the work being done for the Extended Range Cannon Artillery (ERCA) project. One day, ERCA will provide faster and safer firing capabilities for the Warfighter...the process to get there is one of meticulous planning, engineering, and a lot of team work. "ER  more

Joint Base Andrews Honors a Legacy of Service During Retirement Ceremony
JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Maryland, Aug. 23 -- The U.S. Air Force (11th Wing) issued the following story: By Cary Smith Michael Thomas stood in front of more than two hundred people attending his retirement ceremony on a warm July afternoon. Ceiling fans hummed overhead as those in attendance sat shoulder to shoulder in neat rows of chairs inside The Courses at Andrews club house. To Thomas, the general manager, his retirement was not just a culmination of the golf course's accomplishments, but a   more

Joint Base Andrews: 11th Security Forces Squadron Joins Project Health and Readiness Optimization
JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Maryland, Aug. 19 -- The U.S. Air Force (11th Wing) issued the following story: On Aug. 1, 2019, the 11th Security Forces Squadron joined Joint Base Andrews Health Promotion's Project Health and Readiness Optimization (HeRO). The HeRO project is an Air Force program designed to help Airmen eat better, be more active, optimize their sleep, maintain a healthy weight and live tobacco-free lives. Health-related behaviors and health outcomes can impact mission readiness. Projec  more

Maryland Department of Natural Resources to Receive $215,000 from Interior
WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 -- The U.S. Department of the Interior's National Park Service announced that it intends to award a $215,000 cooperative agreement to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources for the enhancement of visitor services and stewardship at the Sandy Point State Park. The funding opportunity number is NPS-19-NERO-0109 (CFDA 15.930). For more information, contact Patrick J. Reidy, 215/597-5949.  more

Md. U.S. Attorney: Owner of Frederick Payroll Processing Business Pleads Guilty to Federal Fraud and Tax Charges
BALTIMORE, Maryland, Aug. 20 -- The U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland, Robert K. Hur, issued the following news release: * * * - Used Funds from Clients' Tax Escrow Account to Pay Personal Expenses * * * David Richison, age 64, of Frederick, Maryland, who owned and operated a payroll processing business, pleaded guilty today to federal charges of wire fraud and aiding in the filing of a false tax return, in connection with a fraud scheme in which he took funds from his clients' tax   more

Md. U.S. Attorney: Owner of Three Construction Companies Pleads Guilty to Scheme to Defraud Customer of More Than $1.7M
GREENBELT, Maryland, Aug. 22 -- The U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland, Robert K. Hur, issued the following news release: Ivan Victor Thrane, age 65, of Dickerson, Maryland, pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to commit wire fraud, in connection with a scheme to defraud a company of more than $1.7 million. The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Robert K. Hur and Special Agent in Charge Jennifer C. Boone of the Federal Bureau of Investigatio  more

Naval Air Systems Command: Equality Means Golden Opportunity for Women
PATUXENT RIVER, Maryland, Aug. 21 -- The U.S. Naval Air Systems Command issued the following news release: During World War II Rosie the Riveter, the iconic and dynamic representation of a changing time, graced the cover of the Saturday Evening Post. In 1943, Norman Rockwell used Rosie to depict the women producing munitions in factories and shipyards supporting the warfighter. Throughout history, women serve heroically on the home front as well as on the frontlines during every major conflict  more

NIH Study in Mice Identifies Type of Brain Cell Involved in Stuttering
BETHESDA, Maryland, Aug. 19 -- The National Institutes of Health's National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders issued the following news: * * * - Discovery could lead to targets for new therapies * * * Researchers believe that stuttering--a potentially lifelong and debilitating speech disorder--stems from problems with the circuits in the brain that control speech, but precisely how and where in the brain these problems occur is unknown. Using a mouse model of stuttering  more

NRC Receives Event Notification Involving Francis O. Day
WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued the following event notification (No. 54217) involving Francis O. Day, Rockville, Maryland: AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - TRANSPORTATION ACCIDENT INVOLVING A DENSITY GAUGE The following was received from the Maryland Department of the Environment Radiological Health Program (MDE RHP) via phone: "On August 12, 2019, at approximately 1330 [EDT] hours, the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) Hazardous Waste Enforcement Division   more

Redstone Test Center Celebrates 10th Anniversary
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Maryland, Aug. 19 -- The U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command issued the following news: By Christy Barnett The U.S. Army Redstone Test Center (RTC), is celebrating a milestone this month. On August 20, 2009, the Aviation Technical Test Center (ATTC) from Fort Rucker and the Redstone Technical Test Center (RTTC) from Redstone Arsenal consolidated forming the U.S. Army Redstone Test Center. The creation of RTC was the last action to merge aviation and missile test effo  more

Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics Summer Interns Present Final Projects
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Maryland, Aug. 16 -- The U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command issued the following news: By Miriam U Rodriguez Students in the Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) internship program at White Sands Missile Range presented their projects to White Sands Missile Range leaders during a final project out brief Aug. 7 as part of the 10-week 2019 OSD-TRMC STEM Internship Program. This year's STEM intern program included students from New Mexico State Univer  more

Student Conservation Association to Receive $51,956 from Interior
WASHINGTON, Aug. 24 -- The U.S. Department of the Interior's National Park Service announced that it intends to award a $51,956 cooperative agreement to the Student Conservation Association of Arlington, Virginia, for a trail crew for Catoctin Mountain Park in Maryland. The agency description of the grant states: "This is a nine week project working with the Student Conservation Association (SCA) starting approximately September 1, 2019 and going to approximately November 2, 2019. The crew will  more

This Road-Tested Army Training Plan Can Help You Avoid Injuries
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Maryland, Aug. 22 -- The U.S. Army Public Health Command issued the following story: By Douglas Holl For many participants, training for a longer race like the Army Ten-Miler involves discipline and dedication, but it's going to take more than a good pair of running shoes to avoid injuries -- runners need to have confidence and a road-tested training plan. "Believe it or not, one of the most important things you can do to help prevent the chances of running injuries i  more

White Sands Missile Range Army Community Service Welcomes New Sexual Assault Response Coordinator
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Maryland, Aug. 16 -- The U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command issued the following news: By Miriam U Rodriguez Army Community Service recently welcomed Linda Crosby as the new lead Sexual Assault Response coordinator at White Sands Missile Range. Her responsibilities are to advise and assist leadership with implementation and oversight of the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) program and provide advocacy services for Soldiers, Department of th  more

Women's Equality Day Panelists Share Experiences as Police Officers, Firefighters
FORT BELVOIR, Virginia, Aug. 22 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Logistics Agency issued the following news: By Dianne Ryder Four public service officials described the challenges they've faced as leaders in law enforcement and firefighting fields during a Women's Equality Day observance at the McNamara Headquarters Complex Aug. 21. Speaking on this year's theme, Visionary Women: Champions of Peace and Nonviolence, were Capt. Jacquelyn Marshall and Sgt. Diborah Scarpine, both part   more

Yuma Proving Ground Hosts Reserve Officers' Training Corps Cadets
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Maryland, Aug. 15 -- The U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command issued the following news: By Ana Henderson While most college students are enjoying the summer at a sunny beach location, two Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) cadets spent their summer in the sunny desert in Yuma. The ROTC cadets interned at Yuma Proving Ground (YPG) as part of the officer's training course. While Cadets Christian Smith and Patrick Hernandez are majoring in different subjects and a  more