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Federal Tipoffs Involving Ohio Newsletter for Sunday October 13, 2019 ( 24 items )  

$10 Million Funding Available for Sport Fish Restoration in Eight States
WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 -- The U.S. Department of the Interior's U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that it expects to award a discretionary grant for the restoration of sport fish populations in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin. The award ceiling for this funding opportunity is $10 million. The agency said the grant was associated with natural resources. The funding is open to state governments. The agency description of the grant states: "The Sport  more

$10 Million Funding Available for Wildlife Restoration, Basic Hunter Education in Eight States
WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 -- The U.S. Department of the Interior's U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that it expects to award a discretionary grant for wildlife restoration and basic hunter education in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin. The award ceiling for this funding opportunity is $10 million. The agency said the grant was associated with natural resources. The funding is open to state governments. The agency description of the grant states: "The  more

$30 Million Funding Available for Hunter Education, Safety in Eight States
WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 -- The U.S. Department of the Interior's U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that it expects to award a discretionary grant for hunter education and safety in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin. The award ceiling for this funding opportunity is $30 million. The agency said the grant was associated with a) education and b) natural resources. The funding is open to state governments. The agency description of the grant states: "The  more

$64.9 Million Funding Available for Head Start Services in Eight States
WASHINGTON, Oct. 12 -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families announced that it expects to award up to 11 discretionary grants for Head Start services in Colorado, Indiana, Iowa, Ohio, Oklahoma, Nevada, Texas and New Mexico. The estimated total program funding available was cited as $64,910,486. The agency said the grant was associated with income security and social services. The funding is open to state, county, city, township governments;   more

1784 Treaty of Fort Stanwix To Go On View at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian Beginning Oct. 17
WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 -- The Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian issued the following news release: Signed one year after the end of the War of Independence, the 1784 Treaty of Fort Stanwix was one of the first treaties between the newly independent U.S. and a Native nation. It punished four of the Iroquois (Haudenosaunee) Six Nations--the Senecas, Onondagas, Cayugas and Mohawks--for supporting the British during the American Revolution and required them to give up tri  more

Air Force Research Laboratory Reimagines Tech Development With Virtual Reality
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, Oct. 8 -- The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory's Materials and Manufacturing Directorate issued the following news: In a move the Wright Brothers likely never anticipated but surely would approve, the Air Force Research Laboratory Aerospace Systems Directorate is using a bicycle to demonstrate how virtual and augmented reality could revolutionize aircraft maintenance, as well as collaborative partnerships. At the Air Vehicles Technology Symposium, held   more

Air Force Research Laboratory Team Enhances Safety for Survival Specialists Through Wearable Health Monitoring Technology
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, Oct. 7 -- The Air Force Research Laboratory's Materials and Manufacturing Directorate issued the following news: An Air Force Research Laboratory team recently delivered version 2.0 of the Survival Health Awareness Responders Kit (SHARK) to U.S. Air Force instructors at Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA)-Lackland Camp Bullis, a 28,000-acre site in Texas, used to train Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) specialists. With SHARK, sensors embedded in   more

Air Force Research Laboratory Team Enhances Safety for Survival Specialists Through Wearable Health Monitoring Technology
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, Oct. 9 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: An Air Force Research Laboratory team recently delivered version 2.0 of the Survival Health Awareness Responders Kit to instructors at Joint Base San Antonio-Camp Bullis, Texas, a 28,000-acre site used to train survival, evasion, resistance and escape specialists. With SHARK, sensors are embedded into shirts to transmit key metrics including heart rate and estimated core temperature from smartphones   more

Air Force Scientists Discover Unique Stretchable Conductor
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, Oct. 6 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: The Air Force Research Laboratory has developed liquid metal systems which autonomously change structure so that they become better conductors in response to strain. Conductive materials change their properties as they are strained or stretched. Typically, electrical conductivity decreases and resistance increases with stretching. The material recently developed by AFRL scientists, called Polymerize  more

Bureau of Labor Statistics Issues County Employment and Wages in Ohio for First Quarter 2019
CHICAGO, Illinois, Oct. 8 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics - Midwest Regional Information Office issued the following news release: Employment increased in 9 of Ohio's 14 large counties from March 2018 to March 2019, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. (Large counties are those with annual average employment levels of 75,000 or more in 2018.) Assistant Commissioner for Regional Operations Charlene Peiffer noted that employment gains ranged from 3.3 pe  more

DLA: Charters Reflect Partnerships to Help Supply Warfighters
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 9 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Logistics Agency issued the following news: Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime cemented its partnership with a strategic supplier and renewed the relationship with another in the first week of October. Eaton's Aerospace Group signed a strategic supplier alliance charter Oct. 3 with the Central Ohio logistics hub at the Defense Supply Center Columbus. The signing marked a transfer in the partnership from Richmond, Virgini  more

DLA: Land and Maritime Commander Discusses Ohio's Military Readiness Posture
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 8 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Logistics Agency issued the following news: Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime Commander Navy Rear Adm. John Palmer and three other Ohio military commanders participated in the 2019 Ohio Defense Forum Oct. 7. The forum focused on highlighting national military readiness and incorporating Ohio's resources into the readiness strategy. As part of a two-day event, the forum featured congressional participation, regional and  more

National Commission on Military Aviation Safety Studies Man-Machine-Environment Interface During Wright-Patterson Visit
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, Oct. 7 -- The U.S. Air Force (88th Air Base Wing) issued the following news: The National Commission on Military Aviation Safety visited Wright-Patterson Sept. 11-12 in their effort to understand the man, machine and environment interface and its impact on safety in military aviation operations. During their visit, the commissioners received briefings and tours at the Air Force Research Laboratory, Naval Medical Research Unit - Dayton (NAMRU-D), and the A  more

National Energy Technology Laboratory Builds Connections at National Lab Day
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, Oct. 9 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory issued the following news: NETL Director Brian Anderson, Ph.D., will participate in a roundtable discussion at National Lab Day at the University of Toledo, which will be held Oct. 10-11 in Toledo, Ohio, to meet with other national laboratory directors and discuss NETL's role in moving technology to society. Held each year, National Lab Day connects students and researchers with U.S. Depar  more

New Secretary of Defense Makes Wright-Patterson Air Force Base His First Air Force Stop
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, Oct. 8 -- The U.S. Air Force (88th Air Base Wing) issued the following news: Dr. Mark T. Esper chose Wright-Patterson AFB as his first Air Force base to visit as Secretary of Defense, Oct. 3-4. The new Secretary of Defense engaged Airmen and commanders during a whirlwind visit, including discussions with Gen. Arnold W. Bunch, Jr., commander of Air Force Materiel Command, and visits to the National Air and Space Intelligence Center and National Museum of t  more

NNSA Administrator and Ohio Congresswoman Hold Business Roundtable at The University of Toledo
TOLEDO, Ohio, Oct. 8 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration issued the following news release: * * * - Lisa E. Gordon-Hagerty and Rep. Marcy Kaptur discuss contracting opportunities with Ohio business leaders * * * The Department of Energy's Under Secretary for Nuclear Security and Administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Lisa E. Gordon-Hagerty and Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur held a business roundtable at The University of Toled  more

NNSA Administrator and Rep. Kaptur Attend Nuclear Security Enterprise Day at The University of Toledo
WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration issued the following news release: * * * - DOE Under Secretary and Ohio Congresswoman promote nationwide effort to recruit next generation of nuclear security professionals * * * The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Under Secretary for Nuclear Security and Administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Lisa E. Gordon-Hagerty joined Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur at The University  more

NRC Issues Confirmatory Action Letter to Fermi Nuclear Power Plant
WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued the following news release: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has issued a Confirmatory Action Letter to the operator of the Fermi 2 nuclear power plant, documenting the company's commitment to address degrading coatings in a portion of the plant's reactor containment. The plant, operated by DTE Electric Company, is located in Newport, Mich., approximately 25 miles northeast of Toledo, Ohio. The NRC raised questions regarding  more

Ohio U.S. Attorney: Six People Pleaded Guilty to Crimes Related to Health Care Fraud Conspiracy
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Oct. 7 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, Justin Herdman, issued the following news release: Six people from Ohio pleaded guilty in federal court to crimes related to a health care fraud conspiracy in which Medicaid was billed $48 million for drug and alcohol recovery services, many of which were not provided, not medically necessary, lacked proper documentation, or had other issues that made them ineligible for reimbursement. Ryan P. Sheridan, 39, of Leet  more

President Trump Issues Remarks at Signing of U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement
WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 -- President Trump issued the following remarks at the signing of the U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement and U.S.-Japan Digital Trade Agreement: THE PRESIDENT: As you know, in addition to what we're talking about today, they're building -- Japan -- many car plants in the United States, which they weren't doing for a long time. And they're building in Michigan, Ohio, lots of different states. And we just appreciate it very much. Been a tremendous investment. But we're here to talk ab  more

Procurement Analyst Experiences Contracting From the Other Side of the Table
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, Oct. 7 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: As a veteran contract negotiator, Amber Pecoraro, a procurement analyst at the Air Force Materiel Command Contracting Directorate, recognized a disconnect between startup companies and fulfilling the mission-related needs of the Air Force. Despite a shared goal of solving national security problems, challenges persist for startups competing with larger, more established companies that have greater re  more

Surface Transportation Board Issues Notice Involving Norfolk Southern Railway
WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Surface Transportation Board issued the following notice of exemption (Docket No. AB 290) entitled "Norfolk Southern Railway Company Abandonment Exemption in the City of Cincinnati, Ohio and Hamilton County, Ohio": Norfolk Southern Railway Company (NSR) has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 C.F.R. part 1152 subpart F--Exempt Abandonments to abandon rail service over an approximately 0.64-mile rail line, from milepost CT   more

U.S. Department of Labor Cites Ohio Foundry for Exposing Employees to Crystalline Silica, Falls and Amputation Hazards
DELAWARE, Ohio, Oct. 7 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued the following news release: The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Liberty Casting Company for exposing employees to crystalline silica above the permissible exposure levels at the Delaware, Ohio, foundry. The company faces $270,048 in proposed penalties for three repeated and 18 serious health violations. OSHA inspectors determine  more

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base: How Does Your Facility Utilize Its Energy?
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, Oct. 7 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: Managing base energy and resources is an important mission at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, and with October designated as National Energy Awareness Month, the push is on to conserve energy, resources and costs. Ayman Gaballa, 88th Civil Engineering base energy manager, assists organizations in keeping energy usage under control by performing regular facility energy audits. The group is required t  more