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Federal Tipoffs Involving North Carolina Newsletter for Sunday December 01, 2019 ( 10 items )  

DHS Acting Secretary Wolf Issues Remarks at North Carolina State House
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 26 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued the following remarks by Acting Secretary Chad F. Wolf at a roundtable discussion at the North Carolina State House regarding the law enforcement and public safety threats created by sanctuary policies: "As Sheriffs for counties that border sanctuary jurisdictions, you understand better than anyone that sanctuary policies extend beyond geographical and political boundaries. I look forward to the insight you will  more

FEMA: Additional $1.3 Million Approved for Brunswick County
DURHAM, North Carolina, Nov. 25 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency issued the following news release: * * * - Latest Project Brings Total to $13.8 Million to County * * * FEMA and the state of North Carolina are announcing nearly $1.3 million to reimburse Brunswick County for public safety activities following Hurricane Florence. FEMA previously approved more than $12.5 million for Brunswick County Hurricane Florence-related expenses. This fun  more

Interior's National Park Service Provides $47.8 Million in Assistance to Communities Impacted by Hurricanes Florence, Michael and Typhoon Yutu
WASHINGTON, Nov. 25 -- The U.S. Department of the Interior issued the following news release: The Department of the Interior's National Park Service today announced $47.8 million in emergency supplemental assistance grants for the recovery and repair of historic resources in areas impacted in 2018 by Hurricanes Florence and Michael, as well as Typhoon Yutu. Communities in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, the Northern Mariana Islands, South Carolina and Virginia will receive funding fo  more

N.C. U.S. Attorney: Virginia Salesman Sentenced for Evading Over $1 Million in Federal Income Taxes
NEW BERN, North Carolina, Nov. 27 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Robert J. Higdon Jr., issued the following news release: United States Attorney Robert J. Higdon, Jr. announced that in federal court, United States District Judge Louise W. Flanagan sentenced GREGORY OVERTON POWELL, age 62, of Hampton, Virginia to 40 months imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release. The Court also ordered POWELL to pay restitution to the Internal Revenue Service  more

NRC Receives Event Notification Involving Nucor Steel
WASHINGTON, Nov. 25 -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued the following event notification (No. 54392) involving Nucor Steel, Cofield, North carolina: AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - STUCK OPEN SHUTTER ON NUCLEAR PROCESS GAUGE The following summary report was received from the North Carolina Radioactive Materials Branch via email: "This happened 11/15/19 and [the Nucor Environmental Manager] was made aware of the incident around [1400 EST], yesterday. "Nucor Steel has a 2015 fixed nuclear gau  more

OCR Secures $2.175 Million HIPAA Settlement After Hospitals Failed to Properly Notify HHS of a Breach of Unsecured Protected Health Information
WASHINGTON, Nov. 27 -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued the following news release: In an agreement with the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Sentara Hospitals (Sentara) have agreed to take corrective actions and pay $2.175 million to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Breach Notification and Privacy Rules. Sentara is comprised of 12 acute care hospitals with  more

Seymour Johnson Air Force Base: Hacking 4 Defense
SEYMOUR JOHNSON AIR FORCE BASE, North Carolina, Nov. 25 -- The U.S. Air Force (4th Fighter Wing) issued the following news: A rainy day couldn't stop an experience between the 4th Fighter Wing F-15E Strike Eagle aircrew and three Duke University senior students visiting Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. Hacking for Defense is an education initiative sponsored by a U.S. Government proponent, the National Security Technology Accelerator at the National Defense University. Teams of 3-5 students fro  more

Students Learn the Ropes During Job Shadow Event at Fleet Readiness Center East
MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, North Carolina, Nov. 26 -- The U.S. Naval Air Systems Command issued the following news release: What really happens in the shops and hangars at Fleet Readiness Center East? How do the depot's aircraft maintenance professionals, engineers and support staff keep aircraft flying for the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps? And can anyone make protective eyewear look cool? Students from Craven County's Early College EAST (Eastern Applied Sciences and Technology) lear  more

Transportation Secretary Chao Issues Remarks at Airport Improvement Program Grants Rollout
ASHEVILLE, North Carolina, Nov. 22 -- The U.S. Department of Transportation issued the following remarks by Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao at the Airport Improvement Program grants rollout: "I am so delighted to have Senator Tillis here with us today. Senator Tillis has been a strong ally for North Carolina and infrastructure investment across the board. Thank you for coming. "Aerospace remains a critical sector of the U.S. economy. According to the FAA, U.S. civil aviation support  more

USO of North Carolina Opens Center at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base
SEYMOUR JOHNSON AIR FORCE BASE, North Carolina, Nov. 25 -- The U.S. Air Force (4th Fighter Wing) issued the following news: The USO of North Carolina held a ribbon cutting ceremony in honor of opening a new USO center, Nov. 21, 2019 at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. The ceremony included a ribbon cutting and speeches from the 4th Fighter Wing commander, Col. Donn Yates, USO of NC president and CEO James Whaley, and others. The USO of NC - SJAFB Center, will serve more than 6,0  more