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Federal Tipoffs Involving Ohio Newsletter for Sunday November 10, 2019 ( 24 items )  

$300,000 Funding Available for Environmental Education in EPA Region Five
WASHINGTON, Nov. 4 -- The Environmental Protection Agency announced that it expects to award up to four discretionary grants for environmental education in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin. The estimated total program funding available was cited as $300,000 with a ceiling of $100,000 for each award in the program. The agency said the grant was associated with environment. The agency description of the grant states: "The purpose of the Environmental Education Local Gra  more

Air Force Research Laboratory Collaboration Yields Testing Capability for Additive Manufactured Heat Exchangers
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, Nov. 7 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: AFRL is turning up the heat! A state-of-the-art Air Force Research Laboratory testing capability for new additive manufactured heat exchangers (HX) is now up and running and is already providing AFRL's Maturation of Advanced Manufacturing for Low-cost Sustainment, or MAMLS, program with valuable data on the advantages and limitations of producing fuel-oil coolers, a type of heat exchanger, via additi  more

Air Force Research Laboratory Experts Collect Aircraft Shelters' Acoustics Data to Ensure Aircraft, Personnel Safety
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, Nov. 4 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: Acoustics researchers in the Air Force Research Laboratory's 711th Human Performance Wing are collecting and delivering acoustics data from hardened aircraft shelters, or HAS, around the world -- data that customers can then use to certify that F-35 Lightning II airframes and the personnel working inside are safe. HAS are reinforced hangars that store and protect military fighter aircraft. Many of th  more

Air Force Research Laboratory Honors Scientists and Engineers for Exceptional Career Achievements
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, Nov. 6 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: The Air Force Research Laboratory will honor 21 scientists and engineers Nov. 13 for their outstanding career accomplishments during the laboratory's 2019 Fellows and Science and Engineering Early Career Awards Banquet at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. This group, which is the largest in AFRL history, includes 13 AFRL fellows and eight Science and Engineering Early Career Award wi  more

Air Force Research Laboratory Personnel Connect With Creative Thinking Process to Enhance Problem Solving
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, Nov. 5 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: Air Force Research Laboratory personnel recently participated in a course on design innovation to learn and practice creativity techniques for enhanced problem solving. Because road blocks often develop in thinking processes, it is helpful to try new methods to spark imaginative solutions. The design innovation course is taught by Dr. Dan Jensen, retired Air Force Academy Professor. He begins the cou  more

Air Force Research Laboratory Tests In-house, Rapidly Developed Small Engine
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, Nov. 7 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: The Air Force Research Laboratory demonstrated a new and ultra-responsive approach to turbine engine development with the initial testing of the Responsive Open Source Engine (ROSE) on Nov. 6, 2019, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The Aerospace Systems Directorate's ROSE is the first turbine engine designed, assembled, and tested exclusively in-house. The entire effort, from concept initiation t  more

Air Force Tests Plasma Reactor to Degrade, Destroy PFOS, PFOA
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, Nov. 5 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: Civilian researchers completed a two-week field demonstration here Sept. 25 using an innovative plasma technology to degrade and destroy perfluorooctane sulfonate and perfluorooctanoic acid, known as PFOS and PFOA, in groundwater. This was the first field demonstration of the Enhanced Contact Plasma Reactor, conducted under an Air Force Civil Engineer Center contract with primary contractor Clarkson   more

Air Force Tests Plasma Reactor to Degrade, Destroy PFOS, PFOA
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, Nov. 5 -- The U.S. Air Force Civil Engineer Center issued the following news: Civilian researchers completed a two-week field demonstration here Sept. 25 using an innovative plasma technology to degrade and destroy perfluorooctane sulfonate and perfluorooctanoic acid, known as PFOS and PFOA, in groundwater. This was the first field demonstration of the Enhanced Contact Plasma Reactor, conducted under an Air Force Civil Engineer Center contract with primar  more

Air Force Tests Plasma Reactor to Degrade, Destroy PFOS, PFOA
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, Nov. 6 -- The U.S. Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center issued the following news: Civilian researchers completed a two-week field demonstration here using an innovative plasma technology to degrade and destroy perfluorooctane sulfonate and perfluorooctanoic acid, known as PFOS and PFOA, in groundwater. This was the first field demonstration of the Enhanced Contact Plasma Reactor, conducted under an Air Force Civil Engineer Center contract wi  more

Air Force Tests Plasma Reactor to Degrade, Destroy Synthetic Chemical Compounds in Groundwater
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, Nov. 6 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: Civilian researchers completed a two-week field demonstration using an innovative plasma technology to degrade and destroy perfluorooctane sulfonate and perfluorooctanoic acid, known as PFOS and PFOA, in groundwater. This was the first field demonstration of the Enhanced Contact Plasma Reactor, conducted under an Air Force Civil Engineer Center contract with primary contractor, Clarkson University an  more

Contract Awarded for Cuyahoga Valley National Park Stream Restoration
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Nov. 7 -- The U.S. Department of the Interior's Cuyahoga Valley National Park issued the following news release: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District awarded a $425,000 contract to Ryba Marine Construction Co, for ecosystem restoration within the Stanford Run Watershed, near Peninsula, Ohio. An upgraded culvert will be installed to allow Stanford Run to flow under the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail, allowing this tributary to re-connect to the Cuyahoga River. "  more

Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency: Soldier Accounted For From Korean War (Dye, K.)
WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 -- 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 that Army Pfc. Karl L. Dye, 17, of Marion, Ohio, killed during the Korean War, was accounted for on Dec. 3, 2018. (This identification was initially published Dec. 12, 2018.) In July 1950, Dye was a member of Battery B, 52nd Field Artillery Battalion, 24th Infantry Division, engaged in combat operations against Democ  more

DLA: Land and Maritime Commander Discusses Leadership Development Principles
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 4 -- 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 shared some essential management principles with Land and Maritime associates during a Leadership Development Council sponsored event Oct. 30 in the Building 20 Auditorium. Before transitioning into his presentation, Palmer presented outgoing LDC President, William Brewington, with a coin in recognition of  more

DOD: Teacher, Military Spouse Uses Law to Improve Employment Options
WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 -- The U.S. Department of Defense issued the following news story: After moving to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, with her Air Force officer husband, Brianna McKinnon learned just how hard it is to be a professional and a military spouse. She also learned how working with state government can make a difference. ''I knew there would be difficulties,'' McKinnon said of her family's move. ''I thought I was prepared to handle them, but I could not have anticipated the   more

EPA Awards $30,000 to Mill Creek Alliance for Increased Water Quality Monitoring and Blue Team Intern Program
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Nov. 6 -- The Environmental Protection Agency issued the following news release: * * * - Award part of $1.5 million in competitive grants nationwide * * * The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that Cincinnati, Ohio-based Mill Creek Alliance (MCA) will receive a $30,000 grant to be used towards the expansion of water quality monitoring and youth workforce development programs. In total, EPA is awarding $1.5 million in competitive grants to 50 organizat  more

Head of Air Combat Command Tours Air Force Research Laboratory
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, Nov. 5 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: What kind of emerging, game-changing technologies are being developed at the Air Force Research Laboratory that are vital for meeting our warfighters' needs? That's what Gen. James M. "Mike" Holmes, head of Air Combat Command, wanted to know during a recent visit here. With AFRL Commander Maj. Gen. William Cooley as his guide, Holmes toured facilities at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in three diffe  more

Joint Base Langley-Eustis Soldier Honored for Commitment to Community
JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Virginia, Nov. 6 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: Growing up in Ohio with a passion for the military, there was no doubt in this Soldier's mind that one day he would serve his country, but what he didn't anticipate was the impact he would have in his community. U.S. Army Sgt. Matthew Johns, 221st Military Police Detachment, Training and Doctrine Command, was awarded the Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce 2019 Military Citizen of the Year for the A  more

Justice Department Welcomes Arkansas Joining T-Mobile/Sprint Settlement
WASHINGTON, Nov. 8 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's Antitrust Division issued the following news release: * * * - Arkansas Becomes Ninth State to Join the Justice Department's Remedy * * * The Department of Justice announced today that it has filed an amended complaint that adds Arkansas as a plaintiff in the suit and proposed settlement relating to the proposed merger of T-Mobile and Sprint. Arkansas joins Colorado, Florida, Kansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma and South Dakota in  more

Land and Maritime Associate Inducted Into Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame
DUBLIN, Ohio, Nov. 7 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Logistics Agency issued the following news: Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine inducted Army Col. John Dreska into the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame Nov. 7 during a ceremony at Radiant Life Church in Dublin, Ohio. In addition to his military service, Dreska works for the Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime as the division chief for batteries, tires and engines. DeWine and retired Army Maj. Gen. Debbie Ashenhurst, director of the Ohio Depa  more

Ohio U.S. Attorney: Cleveland Postal Employee Sentenced to Nearly Five Years for Theft of Mail, Access Device Fraud
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Nov. 6 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, Justin Herdman, issued the following news release: Jennifer Riccardi, 46, a former U.S. Postal Service employee who worked at the main mail processing center in Cleveland, was sentenced for her role in a scheme to steal from the U.S. mail and commit access device fraud. Judge John R. Adams sentenced Riccardi to 56 months of incarceration, three years of supervised release, and $89,102 in restitution. Her co-defendan  more

Ohio U.S. Attorney: Florida Man Convicted of Fraudulently Exploiting Programs Designed to Protect Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Businesses, Small Disadvantaged Businesses
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Nov. 8 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, Justin Herdman, issued the following news release: A federal jury in Cleveland convicted a Florida man of Major Fraud, Wire Fraud and Submitting False and Fictitious Claims after he engaged in six-year long scheme to defraud the government. James Allen Clark, 62, is scheduled to be sentenced February 25, 2020. According to court documents and trial testimony: Federal departments and agencies, as directed by Cong  more

Surface Transportation Board Issues Decision Involving Norfolk Southern Railway
WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Surface Transportation Board issued the following decision (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 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 3.06 to milepost CT 3.  more

U.S. Department of Labor Awards $1.5 Million in Additional Disaster Recovery Funding to Ohio in Response to Severe Storms and Flooding
WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 -- The U.S. Department of Labor issued the following news release: The U.S. Department of Labor today announced additional funding of $1,560,000 for a Disaster Recovery National Dislocated Worker Grant awarded to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. The funds will allow the state to complete remaining disaster-relief recovery efforts in response to severe storms impacting southeastern counties in February 2018. After the Federal Emergency Management Agency issued   more

Whiteman Air Force Base Airman Performs Life-Saving Aid on Airline Flight
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Missouri, Nov. 6 -- The U.S. Air Force (509th Bomb Wing) issued the following news: Travelling from Pennsylvania to Ohio, Oct. 3, 2019, on an airline flight, Senior Airman Caleb Smith, a 509th Munitions Squadron munition systems technician assigned to Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, encountered extreme turbulence. "Halfway through my flight there were strange sounds and commotion about five seats behind me," said Smith. When Smith turned around he immediately notic  more