Tuesday - February 25, 2020
Federal Tipoffs Involving Maryland Newsletter for Sunday December 01, 2019 ( 14 items )  

Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Army Corps to Host Open House on Proposed BEP Replacement Currency Production Facility at Beltsville Agricultural Research Center
BELTSVILLE, Maryland, Nov. 26 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following news release: The Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are hosting a public open house Dec. 3 from 6 - 8 p.m. at the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Beltsville Agricultural Research Center (BARC), located at 10300 Baltimore Ave., Building 003 auditorium, to provide information and solicit input on the proposed action to replace BEP's aging, inefficient currency p  more

C&O Canal Approves Plans for New Headquarters at Williamsport
HAGERSTOWN, Maryland, Nov. 25 -- The U.S. Department of the Interior's National Park Service issued the following news release: The National Park Service (NPS) has approved a plan to move the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park (C&O Canal) headquarters to the former Miller Lumber Company site in Williamsport, Md. Construction of the park headquarters will begin in 2020 and is projected to be completed in late 2021. The new headquarters will bring about 70 jobs with an annual payrol  more

DOD: Medal of Honor Monday - Army Sgt. Maj. Christian Fleetwood
WASHINGTON, Nov. 25 -- The U.S. Department of Defense issued the following news story: After President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on Jan. 1, 1863, many black men joined the Army to fight for the Union and their freedom. One of them was Christian Fleetwood, who became one of 17 black soldiers to earn the Medal of Honor during the Civil War. Fleetwood was born on July 21, 1840, into a free family in Baltimore, Maryland. He was educated in the home of his father's employ  more

Dugway Commissary Receives Two National Awards
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Maryland, Nov. 25 -- The U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command issued the following news: For best small store, the Dugway commissary competed against approximately 50 small stores in the lower 48. For the sales increase award, it competed against eight similarly sized stores. Sales at the Dugway Commissary totaled $982,290 in Fiscal Year 2019, a 9.98% increase over the previous year, according to Derek McNamara, manager. Approximately 425 residents live on post; most   more

Justice Department: United States Files Brief Explaining That Maryland Improperly Excluded Christian School From Scholarship Program
WASHINGTON, Nov. 26 -- The U.S. Department of Justice issued the following news release: The Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Education today filed a Statement of Interest in federal court in Maryland, explaining that the Maryland State Department of Education discriminated against Bethel Christian Academy when it excluded the school from its BOOST Scholarship program due to the school's beliefs regarding marriage and gender set forth in its Parent-Student Handbook. The United S  more

NASA Awards Program Analysis and Control V Contract
WASHINGTON, Nov. 25 -- NASA issued the following news release: NASA has awarded an 8(a) small business set-aside contract to ASRC Federal Systems Solutions, LLC, in Beltsville, Maryland, for services that support planning and managing of NASA missions, projects, and programs. The Program Analysis and Control (PAAC) V contract is a cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contact with a minimum ordering value of $1 million and maximum of $354 million. The contract ordering p  more

National Institute of Neurological Disorders Finds 3 Anti-Seizure Drugs Equally Effective for Epilepsy
BETHESDA, Maryland, Nov. 27 -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke issued the following news release: * * * - NIH-funded research shows no difference in efficacy or adverse effects of commonly used treatments * * * There are three treatment options commonly used by doctors in the emergency room to treat patients with refractory status epilepticus, severe seizures that continue even after benzodiazepine medications, which a  more

Nearly 5,000 Turkeys to Feed Overseas Troops This Thanksgiving
FORT MEADE, Maryland, Nov. 25 -- The U.S. Army News Service issued the following news: Deployed Soldiers will get a taste of home this Thanksgiving after months of planning by logistics personnel to deliver tons of meat and fixings for the traditional meals. Many food items being served Thursday can be found on American grocery store shelves, said Sgt. Maj. Kara Rutter, Army Central Command's culinary management NCO in charge. "We will ensure that Soldiers in some of those remote areas of our  more

Nearly 5,000 Turkeys to Feed Overseas Troops This Thanksgiving
FORT MEADE, Maryland, Nov. 27 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Central Command issued the following news release: Deployed Soldiers will get a taste of home this Thanksgiving after months of planning by logistics personnel to deliver tons of meat and fixings for the traditional meals. Many food items being served Thursday can be found on American grocery store shelves, said Sgt. Maj. Kara Rutter, Army Central Command's culinary management NCO in charge. "We will ensure that Soldiers in som  more

NOAA: Learning More About a Big Fish - Atlantic Halibut Team Goes 'Under the Hood'
SILVER SPRING, Maryland, Nov. 27 -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration issued the following story: * * * - Is one of the largest fish in the Gulf of Maine showing signs of recovery? Cape Cod fishermen and researchers at the Northeast Fisheries Science Center want to know. * * * For nearly three centuries Atlantic halibut off New England and Atlantic Canada were taken for food and sometimes discarded as a nuisance. Their fate depended on the market and just how numerous they   more

NOAA: Meet Katie Burchard, Operations Specialist for Cooperative Research Branch
SILVER SPRING, Maryland, Nov. 27 -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration issued the following story: * * * - Katie Burchard works in the Northeast Fisheries Science Center's Cooperative Research Branch as an operations specialist. * * * We continue our series to introduce the people who work at the Northeast Fisheries Science Center. Each month we feature a new "face" from the Center's five laboratories and share with you a bit about who they are, what they do at the Center, a  more

NOAA: U.S Achievements at ICCAT Include Measure to Address Overfishing of Marlin
SILVER SPRING, Maryland, Nov. 27 -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration issued the following story: * * * - Measures to reduce juvenile mortality of big eye tuna and advance observer safety also adopted. Read more in this leadership message from Drew Lawler, United States Commissioner to the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas. * * * The United States achieved several victories for our commercial and recreational fisheries at the 2019 meeting of th  more

Road to Recovery: Air Force Wounded Warrior Brings Northeast Warrior CARE Event to Joint Base Andrews
JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Maryland, Nov. 26 -- The U.S. Air Force Joint Base Andrews (11th Wing) issued the following story: Joint Base Andrews partnered with the Air Force Wounded Warrior Program to host the 2019 Northeast Warrior CARE Event here Nov. 18-22. Each year the AFW2 comes to the National Capital Region to provide service to seriously wounded, ill and injured Airmen as well as veterans and their caregivers through caregiver support training, adaptive and rehabilitative sporting events, r  more

VA IG Issues Oversight Report Summary on Alleged Wrongful Death, Deficiencies in Documentation of Patient's Do Not Attempt Resuscitation Status
WASHINGTON, Nov. 26 -- The Department of Veterans Affairs' Office of Inspector General issued the following oversight report (No. 19-05916-24) summary on "Alleged Wrongful Death and Deficiencies in Documentation of a Patient's Do Not Attempt Resuscitation Status at the Baltimore VA Medical Center, Maryland": Summary: The VA Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducted a healthcare inspection to evaluate allegations that a patient "may have died wrongfully" by aspiration during resuscitation atte  more