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Federal Tipoffs Involving Nebraska Newsletter for Sunday August 25, 2019 ( 11 items )  

FEMA Streamlines the Registration Process for Nebraskans
WASHINGTON, Aug. 23 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency issued the following news release: On March 21, 2019, the president granted a Major Disaster Declaration for the State of Nebraska triggering the release of federal funds to help people and communities recover from a Severe Winter Storm, Straight-line Winds and Flooding. To streamline the process for applicants who have uninsured damage from the March storms, FEMA has updated the process for s  more

FEMA: Don't Pump Out Basements Too Early or Too Fast
WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency issued the following news release: Emergency management officials in Nebraska are urging residents with basements flooded by the recent storms to use caution when pumping them out. Removing all the water at once may cause serious structural damage to the house. Draining the water too fast could cause the collapse of the cellar walls, floors and foundation. The water must be drained slowly to e  more

FHLBank Topeka Regrets to Announce the Death of Nebraska Board Member
TOPEKA, Kansas, Aug. 20 -- The Federal Home Loan Bank of Topeka, a district bank in the Federal Home Loan Bank System, issued the following news: FHLBank Topeka's board and executive team are deeply saddened to announce that Andrew "Skip" Hove Jr., long-time board member from Nebraska, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 18. Hove, 84, spent 30 years working for the Minden Exchange Bank in Minden, Nebraska, where he left as chairman and CEO. He went on to be appointed to the Federal Deposit Insurance C  more

Iowa U.S. Attorney: Field of Schemes Fraud Results in Over Decade in Federal Prison for Leader of Organic Fraud Case
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, Aug. 19 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Iowa, Peter E. Deegan Jr., issued the following news release: * * * - Randy Constant and Three Others Sentenced to Federal Prison for Their Roles in Fraud Involving More Than $120,000,000 in Grain Falsely Marketed as Organic * * * A Missouri man who fraudulently sold millions of dollars' worth of non-organic grain as though it was organic was sentenced on August 16, 2019, to more than ten years in prison in federal  more

NRC Receives Event Notification Involving Copper Power Reactor in Nebraska
WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued the following event notification (No. 54232) involving the Copper power reactor in Nebraska: LOSS OF PUBLIC PROMPT NOTIFICATION SYSTEM "At 0939 CDT, on 8/19/19, the National Weather Service reported to Cooper Nuclear Station that the National Warning System (NAWAS) Radio would neither transmit nor receive. The system has been intermittently available since then, but never declared fully functional. The backup notification system h  more

Offutt Air Force Base Football Club to Compete in 2019 Defender's Cup
OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Nebraska, Aug. 23 -- The U.S. Air Force (55th Air Wing) issued the following news: By Jacob Skovo The Offutt Football Club's men's varsity team is preparing for the 2019 Defender's Cup National Military Soccer Tournament held at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, from Aug. 30 to Sept. 2. The Defender's Cup is a military soccer tournament that is open to any base- or post-level soccer team representing a military installation. Offutt F.C. represents all of Team Offutt with   more

Offutt Air Force Base Runway Closure Delayed 10 Months
OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Nebraska, Aug. 23 -- The U.S. Air Force (55th Air Wing) issued the following news: By Jacob Skovo The 55th Wing's runway replacement at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, has been pushed back from December 2019 to October 2020. The ten-month delay of the runway closure allows for demolition and earthwork to begin before winter. This sets up the program to be in the asphalt and concrete work phase by spring 2021 and wrapping up the needed inspections and Federal Aviation A  more

Offutt Air Force Base: Changes Coming to Gate Operations
OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Nebraska, Aug. 23 -- The U.S. Air Force (55th Air Wing) issued the following news: Personnel entering and exiting the installation will notice changes to gate operations beginning immediately after Labor Day. Starting Sept. 3, 2019, the Kenney Gate will close daily from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following day, while the STRATCOM Gate's vehicle search pit will now be closed on Saturdays and Sundays. The changes are designed to provide the 55th Wing with an increase in base d  more

Rural Development - Nebraska Office Saves Nebraskans Energy Dollars
LINCOLN, Nebraska, Aug. 23 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Development - Nebraska office issued the following news release: Nebraska Rural Development State Director Karl Elmshaeuser announces that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded $203,493 in Nebraska to reduce energy costs for agricultural producers and rural small businesses. "The energy projects funded will help to lower energy costs which will improve the recipients' bottom lines and create jobs," Elmshae  more

SEC Commissioner Roisman Issues Remarks at Government-Business Forum
WASHINGTON, Aug. 14 -- The Securities and Exchange Commission issued the following remarks by Commissioner Elad L. Roisman at the Government-Business forum on the small business capital formation: "I am thrilled we are hosting this year's Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation in the "Silicon Prairie."[1] Martha [Miller] did a tremendous job of highlighting Nebraska's entrepreneurial spirit. I have to admit that I am most impressed by the invention of the Reuben sandwich;  more

U.S. Air Force 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