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Federal Tipoffs Involving Nebraska Newsletter for Sunday September 29, 2019 ( 13 items )  

Army Corps of Engineers: Third Breach on L575 Initially Closed
OMAHA, Nebraska, Sept. 26 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following news release: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District completed an initial breach closure on levee L575 southwest of Hamburg, Iowa, late Wednesday afternoon. This closure of breach L-575-C-I near river mile 546 stops the inflows of water, thereby allowing for the start of follow-on construction activities aimed at increasing the level of flood risk management to approximately the 4% Annual Chance Exceed  more

Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers Pilots Human Trafficking Training Program
ABERDEEN, South Dakota, Sept. 24 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers issued the following news release: The Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC) joined the Department of Homeland Security Blue Campaign, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the Department of Justice, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) to deliver two identical one-day human trafficking awareness workshops to Indian Country law enforcement in Aberdeen, South Dak  more

HUD Awards Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grants
WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development issued the following news release: * * * - Communities in Alabama, Nebraska, Georgia and New Jersey awarded planning grants * * * Expanding on its commitment to help local communities redevelop severely distressed HUD assisted housing and revitalize neighborhoods, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded more than $5 million to four communities. Funded through HUD's Choice Neighborho  more

NASS - Nebraska Field Office: Nebraska Cattle on Feed Down 7 Percent
LINCOLN, Nebraska, Sept. 20 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service - Nebraska Field Office issued the following news release: Nebraska feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained 2.16 million cattle on feed on September 1, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. This inventory was down 7 percent from last year. Placements during August totaled 445,000 head, down 7 percent from 2018. Fed cattle marketings for th  more

NASS - Nebraska Field Office: Nebraska Chicken & Eggs
LINCOLN, Nebraska, Sept. 23 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service - Nebraska Field Office issued the following news release: All layers in Nebraska during August 2019 totaled 9.22 million, up from 7.85 million the previous year, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Nebraska egg production during August totaled 239 million eggs, up from 204 million in 2018. August egg production per 100 layers was 2,587 eggs, compared to 2  more

Natural Resources Conservation Service Offering More Than $4 Million to Restore Flood-Prone Lands in Nebraska
LINCOLN, Nebraska, Sept. 25 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service Nebraska office issued the following news release: In response to flooding in Nebraska, USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is announcing the availability of over $4 million to fund conservation easements in Nebraska counties damaged by flooding and other natural disasters. Funds are available through the floodplain easement component of the Emergency Watershed Protectio  more

Offutt Air Force Base's Maintenance Training System Returns to Full Mission Capable Status
OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Nebraska, Sept. 26 -- The U.S. Air Force (55th Air Wing) issued the following news: After being offline and unavailable as a result of the March flood, Offutt's Maintenance Training System has recently been returned to full mission capable status. The MTS provides training to the 55th Maintenance Group's electronic warfare maintainers and is almost an exact duplicate of what you would find on an RC-135V/W Rivet Joint. "The damage to the MTS meant substantial delays in t  more

Offutt Air Force Base: Changes are Coming to the Transition Assistance Program
OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Nebraska, Sept. 25 -- The U.S. Air Force (55th Air Wing) issued the following news: Changes to the Transition Assistance Program process are scheduled to begin Oct. 1 that will replace the Veteran's Opportunity to Work Act requirements with new TAP requirements. The new program for transitioning military members will now consist of four components instead of three. "Service members will still have contact with us multiple times throughout their transition, but the timel  more

Offutt Air Force Base: Fire Prevention Week Stirs Up Heroes
OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Nebraska, Sept. 26 -- The U.S. Air Force (55th Air Wing) issued the following news: In an effort to encourage Offutt community awareness of fire prevention, the Offutt Fire Department is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association for this year's Fire Prevention Week campaign held Oct. 6-12, 2019. Fire Prevention Week originated as a result of a massive Chicago fire that occurred on Oct. 8, 1871. This horrific tragedy claimed the lives of more than 250 peopl  more

Releases Increasing at Jamestown and Pipestem Reservoirs
OMAHA, Nebraska, Sept. 23 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following news release: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is increasing the releases at Jamestown and Pipestem Reservoirs today from 400 cubic feep per second to 800 cfs. Heavy rain fell in the upper James River Basin on Friday and Friday night. Two to six inches of rain fell above both Jamestown and Pipestem Reservoirs. cauing Inflows to increase, and the reservoirs to rise. Jamestown Reservoir is currently at a pool ele  more

Rural Water District No. 2 Richardson County of Nebraska Receives USDA Funding of $1.3 Million for Water Infrastructure Improvements
LINCOLN, Nebraska, Sept. 23 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Development - Nebraska office issued the following news release: USDA Rural Development Nebraska State Director Karl Elmshaeuser today announced that $1.3 million will bring water improvements to Rural Water District No. 2 Richardson County. "Water infrastructure is important to rural communities both in quantity and quality," said Elmshaeuser. "USDA is assisting Rural Water District No. 2 Richardson County with an expan  more

Transportation IG: Report on a Single Audit of the State of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska
WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Office of Inspector General issued the following audit announcement: What We Looked At We reviewed the State of Nebraska's single audit report for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2018, in order to identify findings that affect directly awarded Department of Transportation programs. An independent auditor prepared the single audit report, dated March 19, 2019. What We Found We found that the report contained two allowable costs/co  more

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $728,000 in Infrastructure Grants to Nebraska Airports
WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration issued the following news release: U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award $986 million in airport infrastructure grants, the fifth allotment of the total $3.18 billion in Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funding for airports across the United States. "This significant investment in airport improvements in Nebraska will   more