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Federal Tipoffs Involving North Carolina Newsletter for Sunday October 06, 2019 ( 23 items )  

249th Engineer Battalion and New Hanover County Perform Generator Assessment Exercise to Prepare for Next Disaster
WILMINGTON, North Carolina, Oct. 3 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Wilmington District issued the following news: The 249th Engineer Battalion and New Hanover County personnel conducted a joint generator assessment exercise on Tuesday, September 24, in an effort to prepare for any future emergency operations events. The 249th Engineer Battalion (Prime Power) is a versatile power generation battalion assigned to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that provides temporary commercial-level power  more

30th Armored Brigade Combat Team Sappers Lead the Way
FORT BLISS, Texas, Oct. 2 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Central Command issued the following news release: U.S. combat engineers in Alpha and Bravo companies, 236th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 30th Armored Brigade Combat Team, North Carolina Army National Guard, conducted a live-fire exercise with M2 Bradley Fighting Vehicles (BFVs) and demolitions near Fort Bliss, Texas, Sept. 26. "This exercise builds on the skills of the Soldiers, including gunnery and dismount crews," said U.S. Army   more

4th Medical Group Undergoes Restructure; Streamlines Health Care Services
SEYMOUR JOHNSON AIR FORCE BASE, North Carolina, Oct. 4 -- The U.S. Air Force Seymour Johnson Air Force Base (4th Fighter Wing) issued the following news: Beginning Oct. 7, 2019, the 4th Medical Group (MDG) at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base will start reorganizing health care services offered at the clinic. In this new medical services model, an Operational Medicine Readiness Squadron (OMRS) and a Health Care Operations Squadron (HCOS) are being created, with roles aimed at increasing the timel  more

Administrator Green Issues Remarks at Accord Network Forum
RIDGECREST, North Carolina, Oct. 2 -- The U.S. Agency for International Development issued the following remarks by Administrator Mark Green at Accord Network Forum: MODERATOR: Ambassador Green, Administrator Green. He has several titles. The exciting thing about Administrator Green is that he comes with three key areas that he brings together into this role in USAID. The first is he is a development practitioner; he actually served in the country of Kenya in the Peace Corps long ago and unders  more

Contracting Team Supports Worldwide Force Movement Exercise
FORT BRAGG, North Carolina, Sept. 30 -- The U.S. Army Contracting Command issued the following news: Members of the 900th Contracting Battalion played a critical role Sept. 10-19 in validating the ability to deploy forces worldwide in support of the U.S. Army Forces Command Joint Readiness Exercise 2019. Sgt. 1st Class Joseph Conrad and Capt. Jacob Hensch integrated early with FORSCOM and the 11th Transportation Battalion during the planning phase to identify capability gaps and provide respon  more

Contracting Team Supports Worldwide Force Movement Exercise
FORT BRAGG, North Carolina, Sept. 30 -- The U.S. Army Special Operations Command issued the following news: Members of the 900th Contracting Battalion played a critical role Sept. 10-19 in validating the ability to deploy forces worldwide in support of the U.S. Army Forces Command Joint Readiness Exercise 2019. Sgt. 1st Class Joseph Conrad and Capt. Jacob Hensch integrated early with FORSCOM and the 11th Transportation Battalion during the planning phase to identify capability gaps and provide  more

Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency: Marine Accounted For From World War II (Burke, J.)
WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency issued the following news release: The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Marine Corps Reserve Pfc. John T. Burke, 18, of Newton, North Carolina, killed during World War II, was accounted for on May 15, 2019. (This identification was initially published May 28, 2019.) In November 1943, Burke was a member of Company B, 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, whic  more

Federal Aid Programs for the State of North Carolina
WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency issued the following news release: Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Donald J. Trump's disaster declaration issued for the state of North Carolina. Assistance for State and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required: * Payment of not less than 75 percent of the eligible costs for debris removal  more

Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation Issues Order on Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Water Contamination Litigation
WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 -- The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation issued the following order: In Re: Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Water Contamination Litigation (No. II) Order Denying Transfer Before the Panel: Defendant the United States moves under 28 U.S.C. Sec. 1407 to centralize pretrial proceedings in this litigation in the Northern District of Georgia. This litigation consists of six actions pending in three districts, as listed on Schedule A/1. The Panel also has been notified of   more

Marine Raiders Talk Special Operations Forces Innovation at SOFIC 2019
CAMP LEJEUNE, North Carolina, Oct. 4 -- The U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command issued the following news: Marine Raiders tapped into industry partners this week to help them prepare for future special operations missions around the world during the 2019 Special Operations Forces Industry Conference in Tampa, May 21 - 23, 2019. More than 400 vendors participated in the annual gathering aimed at providing the SOF community the opportunity to interact with industry and to collabo  more

N.C. U.S. Attorney: Former Forsyth County Commissioner Arrested For Filing False Tax Returns and Failing to File Tax Return
WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of North Carolina, Matthew G. T. Martin, issued the following news release: A former Forsyth County Commissioner was arrested today on charges of filing false tax returns and failing to file a federal tax return, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department's Tax Division and U.S. Attorney Matthew G.T. Martin of the Middle District of North Carolina. On Sept. 30, 2019, a fede  more

N.C. U.S. Attorney: Former North Carolina State Political Party Chairman Pleads Guilty O Making False Statement to FBI
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Oct. 2 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina, R. Andrew Murray, issued the following news release: The former chairman of a North Carolina state political party pleaded guilty today to making a false statement to the FBI in connection with a federal investigation into the attempted bribery of a North Carolina elected official. U.S. Magistrate Judge David S. Cayer presided over the plea hearing. Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski  more

National Energy Technology Laboratory: AI-Inspired Project Advances Condition-Based Maintenance, Prediction for Turbines
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, Oct. 1 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory issued the following news: An NETL-sponsored project is leveraging artificial intelligence in a manner that will lead to more efficient, long-lasting and reliable gas turbines to meet America's growing energy needs. As advanced energy systems move toward higher temperatures to boost efficiency and reduce emissions, monitoring their performance under such harsh conditions becomes a challeng  more

Natural Resources Conservation Service Offers Emergency Funding to Restore Flood-Prone Agricultural Lands
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Oct. 1 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service North Carolina office issued the following news release: In response to recent flooding impacting many parts of North Carolina, USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced the availability of funding conservation easements on agricultural lands damaged by flooding and other natural disasters. Funds are made available through the floodplain easement component of the E  more

NRC Receives Event Notification Involving Flowserve U.S.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued the following event notification (No. 54301) involving Flowserve U.S., Raleigh, North Carolina: PART 21 - VALVE MANUFACTURE ACCEPTANCE CRITERIA The following information was received from Flowserve US Inc. via facsimile: "Description: Contrary to the requirements of ASME Section Ill - NC-4000, Flowserve Raleigh identified that they were utilizing as standard practice, the base material acceptance criteria in lieu of welding accept  more

President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for North Carolina
WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency issued the following news release: FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of North Carolina to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by Hurricane Dorian beginning on Sept. 1- 9, 2019. The President's action makes federal funding available to the state, eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations  more

President Donald J. Trump Approves North Carolina Disaster Declaration
WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 -- The White House issued the following news release: Today, President Donald J. Trump declared that a major disaster exists in the State of North Carolina and ordered Federal aid to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by Hurricane Dorian from September 1 to September 9, 2019. Federal funding is available to State and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair   more

Second Lady Karen Pence Delivers Remarks in Texas at Military Spouse Economic Empowerment Zone Launch
AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 2 -- The White House issued the following news release: Today, Second Lady Karen Pence delivered remarks to military spouses, business and community leaders, and applauded the efforts underway in Texas to address military spouse unemployment. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Hiring Our Heroes has designated the state of Texas as a Military Spouse Economic Empowerment Zone (MSEEZ). This designation will establish a statewide network of local and state business leaders, educatio  more

Spiritus Invictus: Marines Team Up in 2019 Marine Raider Competition
CAMP LEJEUNE, North Carolina, Oct. 4 -- The U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command issued the following news: Marine Forces Special Operations Command hosted the 2019 Marine Raider Competition on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., June 12, 2019. MARSOC hosts this event annually to build camaraderie and test operational capabilities consistent with special operations missions and to honor Marine Raider heritage. The name, "Raider," was adopted in 2015 in recognition of their fo  more

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces FAA Certification of UPS Flight Forward as an Air Carrier
WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration issued the following news release: U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded air carrier and operator certification to an unmanned aircraft system (UAS, or drone) delivery company, UPS Flight Forward. "This is a big step forward in safely integrating unmanned aircraft systems into our airspace, expanding access to healt  more

U.S.-Norway Security Relationship Robust, Growing, Esper Says
WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 -- The U.S. Department of Defense issued the following news story: Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper welcomed Norwegian Defense Minister Frank Bakke-Jensen to the Pentagon for talks on the U.S.-Norway partnership and the way forward for the NATO alliance. Bakke-Jensen and Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg visited U.S. Marines and sailors in North Carolina and Virginia yesterday. Bakke-Jensen said he enjoyed meeting the Marines -- many of whom deployed to Norway -- an  more

USAID Administrator Mark Green Travels to North Carolina
WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 -- The U.S. Agency for International Development issued the following news release: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green will travel to North Carolina to deliver remarks to the Accord Network Forum at the Ridgecrest Conference Center on Wednesday, October 2, 2019. The Administrator will discuss the contributions of faith-based organizations to development and the importance of fostering partnerships with the faith community in realizing  more

VA IG Issues Oversight Report Summary on Charles George VA Medical Center, North Carolina
WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 -- The Department of Veterans Affairs' Office of Inspector General issued the following oversight report (No. 18-05316-234) summary on "Facility Hiring Processes and Leaders' Responses Related to the Deficient Practice of a Radiologist at the Charles George VA Medical Center, Asheville, North Carolina": Summary: The VA Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducted a healthcare inspection to evaluate concerns regarding deficiencies identified in the practice of a fee basis rad  more