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Federal Tipoffs Involving Michigan Newsletter for Sunday December 01, 2019 ( 11 items )  

Associates Build Resiliency During Lunch
BATTLE CREEK, Michigan, Nov. 29 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Logistics Agency issued the following news: A recent "Lunch and Learn" series event at the Hart-Dole-Inouye Federal Center featured Jennifer Harrison of Western Michigan University and focused on building resiliency and managing through change. "Dr. Harrison touched on some of the points made in [DLA Director] Lt. Gen. Williams' Leading Change document and expanded on balancing work and life as well as combatting feeli  more

DLA: Robotic Process Automation - Your New Cyber Sidekick?
BATTLE CREEK, Michigan, Nov. 25 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Logistics Agency issued the following news: An Army unit delivers a shipping container filled with excess property. The DLA Disposition Services field site begins scanning discarded inventory for possible reuse. The property disposal specialist working the load simultaneously engages a virtual automation that logs in and starts combing military supply databases - just like a human user - to determine if other units have  more

Great Lakes Regional Field Office: Michigan October Agricultural Prices
EAST LANSING, Michigan, Nov. 29 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service - Great Lakes Regional Field Office issued the following news release: Prices received by Michigan farmers for the full month of October 2019 are listed in the table below. Some Michigan highlights were: October corn, at $3.98 per bushel, decreased $0.07 from September but increased $0.48 from last year; October soybeans, at $8.78 per bushel, increased $0.24 from last month and incr  more

Hart-Dole-Inouye Workforce Celebrates Native American Heritage Month
BATTLE CREEK, Michigan, Nov. 27 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Logistics Agency issued the following news: The Hart-Dole-Inouye Federal Center's Native American Heritage Month program was canceled this year due to guest speaker illness. Helen Goertler, from the Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Office at the federal center, was one of the planners for the program. She said President George H.W. Bush designated the month of November as "National American Indian Heritage M  more

Mich. U.S. Attorney: Michigan Doctor, Two Co-Conspirators Plead Guilty to Fraud, Kickback Violations Involving UAW Health Care Fund
DETROIT, Michigan, Nov. 27 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan, Matthew Schneider, issued the following news release: Dr. April Tyler, a Fenton, Michigan area doctor, pleaded guilty to violating the anti-kickback statute on November 6, 2019. Dr. Tyler's conspirators, Patrick Wittbrodt, 44, of Grand Blanc, Michigan and Jeffrey Fillmore, 31, of Clio, Michigan pleaded guilty to healthcare fraud on March 6, 2019 and November 19, 2019 respectively. The defendants' complex fra  more

Michigan Linebacker Becomes Marine Corps Officer
QUANTICO, Virginia, Nov. 27 -- The U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting Command issued the following news: Former Michigan linebacker Noah Furbush, 24, commissioned as a second lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps, November 16, at Marine Corps Officer Candidates School (OCS) in Quantico, Virginia. Furbush completed 10 weeks of training in which he and his fellow officer candidates were continually screened and evaluated on their leadership, academics, and physical fitness to determine their sui  more

Project Mercury: Building the Cadre of Innovation
MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Alabama, Nov. 25 -- The U.S. Air Force (42nd Air Base Wing) issued the following news: Thirty-five Airmen across Air University and representatives from The Innovatrium--an innovation consulting firm tied to the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business -- gathered at MGMWERX to kick-off Project Mercury. Air University leadership directed planning for Project Mercury to begin last summer as they documented a need, interest and commitment to making AU a center of   more

Project Mercury: Building the Cadre of Innovation
MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Alabama, Nov. 25 -- The U.S. Air Force Air Education and Training Command issued the following news: Thirty-five Airmen across Air University and representatives from The Innovatrium--an innovation consulting firm tied to the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business -- gathered at MGMWERX to kick-off Project Mercury. Air University leadership directed planning for Project Mercury to begin last summer as they documented a need, interest and commitment to making A  more

Project Mercury: Building the Cadre of Innovation
MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Alabama, Nov. 25 -- Air University issued the following news: Thirty-five Airmen across Air University and representatives from The Innovatrium--an innovation consulting firm tied to the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business -- gathered at MGMWERX to kick-off Project Mercury. Air University leadership directed planning for Project Mercury to begin last summer as they documented a need, interest and commitment to making AU a center of gravity for innovation ed  more

Swarm and Search Artificial Intelligence Challenge Winners Recognized During Visit of HMS Queen Elizabeth
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, Nov. 26 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: A team of three students from the University of Michigan and a four-member team comprised of both high school and college students from the United Kingdom received Royal treatment as guests on board the HMS Queen Elizabeth Nov. 20, when they were recognized as winners of the "Swarm and Search AI Challenge: 2019 Fire Hack." The Air Force Research Laboratory and the United Kingdom Defence Science and   more

Wolverine World Wide Inc. Begins Cleanup at the Wolverine Tannery and the House Street Disposal Sites
KENT COUNTY, Michigan, Nov. 25 -- The Environmental Protection Agency issued the following news release: Wolverine World Wide Inc. recently began a short-term cleanup at the Wolverineand the House Street Disposal sites in Kent County. The Tannery is located at the northern end of the downtown district of the city of Rockford, and the House Street Disposal Area is on House Street in Plainfield Township. This short-term cleanup, or time-critical removal action, is the result of a settlement agre  more