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Federal Tipoffs Involving Pennsylvania Newsletter for Sunday December 01, 2019 ( 18 items )  

Bureau of Labor Statistics Issues Washington Area Employment for October 2019
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Nov. 27 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics - Mid-Atlantic Regional Information Office issued the following news release: * * * - Area's Rate of Employment Growth Faster than the National Average * * * Total nonfarm employment for the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area stood at 3,365,500 in October 2019, up 52,300, or 1.6 percent, over the year, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Dur  more

Defense Distribution Center Susquehanna Employees Volunteer for Adopt a Highway Cleanup Event
NEW CUMBERLAND, Pennsylvania, Nov. 25 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Logistics Agency issued the following news: Showing their commitment to their neighbors and the local environment, Defense Distribution Center Susquehanna employees, along with some of their family members, volunteered to spend a couple of their Saturday morning hours to the Adopt A Highway cleanup program Oct. 19. The rain or shine event began with a safety brief given at the Inflight Cafe by Larry Dollinger, en  more

DLA Distribution Commanding Officer's Thanksgiving Message
NEW CUMBERLAND, Pennsylvania, Nov. 27 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Logistics Agency issued the following news: Teammates, Nearly 400 years ago, two different cultures, on the dawn of profound and permanent change, shared an autumn feast. The Pilgrims inaugurated Thanksgiving after surviving their first winter at Plymouth, Mass. Members of the Wampanoag American Indian tribal entity, roughly half of whom still reside in Massachusetts, played a lead role in this historic encounte  more

DLA: Distribution Commanding Officer Presents Awards, Discusses Strategic Plan at Town Hall
NEW CUMBERLAND, Pennsylvania, Nov. 26 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Logistics Agency issued the following news: Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Commanding Officer Navy Rear Adm. Kevin M. Jones hosted a DLA Distribution town hall Nov. 18 at the organization's New Cumberland, Pennsylvania, headquarters. The town hall began with Jones recognizing Distribution employees with awards for individual and team accomplishments followed by an overview of recent updates to DLA Distribu  more

DLA: Navy Officer Promoted: Thanks 'God, Family' During Ceremony
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Nov. 26 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Logistics Agency issued the following news: Navy Lt. Cmdr. Prince Tailey was promoted from the rank of lieutenant during a ceremony Nov. 22 at the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support in Philadelphia. Tailey, DLA Troop Support Medical supply chain Customer Electronic Catalogue/Medical Surgical Operations Center branch chief, was recognized for his career accomplishments and provided the opportunity to thank God,   more

DLA: Subsistence Employees Forgo Shaving to Raise Cancer Awareness
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Nov. 27 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Logistics Agency issued the following news: Beards of all sizes, filled with shades of red, brown, white, gray, black and even a few multi-colored, appeared on the faces of several men from the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Subsistence supply chain during "No-Shave November." The voluntary national event held each November seeks to bring cancer awareness and encourage participants to donate the money typic  more

DLA: Troop Support 'Stands Down' for Safety, Resiliency
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Nov. 22 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Logistics Agency issued the following news: Employees from the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support were educated on warning signs of stress overload and ways to balance work and personal life during a "Safety Stand Down" event Nov. 21 in Philadelphia. Throughout the day, employees had opportunities to attend a presentation from DLA Chaplain Army Col. Robert Wichman, speak one-on-one with him and participate in d  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

HUD Secretary Carson Issues Remarks at Philadelphia Union League
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Nov. 22 -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development issued the following remarks by Secretary Ben Carson at the Philadelphia Union League: "It's a pleasure to be with you all this morning here at this historic institution, the Union League. "In an 1863 letter, President Lincoln wrote, "My purpose is to be, in my action, just and constitutional; and yet practical, in performing the important duty with which I am charged: maintaining the unity, and the fre  more

National Energy Technology Laboratory Data Science Designs Alloys to Take Heat
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, Nov. 25 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory issued the following news: Researchers at NETL have tapped big data to expedite the development of stronger boilers, turbine components and other metallic equipment to improve the efficiency and reliability of coal-burning power plants. Results of a recent study by a team of NETL researchers and their collaborators at Case Western Reserve University show that an approach called materials   more

National Energy Technology Laboratory's Miller Nominated for 2020 Oppenheimer Science, Energy Leadership Program
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, Nov. 25 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory issued the following news: David Miller, Ph.D., Senior Fellow for Process Systems Engineering at the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), was among the elite researchers selected for the 2020 cohort of the Oppenheimer Science and Energy Leadership Program (OSELP). Miller joins 17 other nominees from different U.S Department of Energy (DOE) national labs and academic institutions   more

Pa. U.S. Attorney: Montgomery County Man Indicted for Faking Military Career and Stealing From the Government
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Nov. 25 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, William M. McSwain, issued the following news release: * * * - The defendant faked a record as a decorated Navy SEAL to collect numerous forms of compensation * * * United States Attorney William M. McSwain announced that Richard Meleski, 58, of Chalfont, PA, was arrested and charged by Indictment with healthcare fraud, mail fraud, Stolen Valor, creating fraudulent military discharge papers, an  more

Pa. U.S. Attorney: Pittsburgh Resident Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy and Health Care Fraud
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, Nov. 26 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania, Scott W. Brady, issued the following news release: A resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty in federal court to one count each of conspiracy to defraud the Pennsylvania Medicaid program and health care fraud, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. Tionne Street, 48, pleaded guilty before United States District Judge Cathy Bissoon on November 22, 2019. During her plea   more

Pa. U.S. Attorney: Pittsburgh-Area Lab Owner Charged With Paying Kickbacks in Connection With Almost $130 Million in Medicare Claims
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, Nov. 26 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania, Scott W. Brady, issued the following news release: A resident of Monroeville, Pennsylvania, was charged in federal court with three conspiracy counts and one substantive count related to the payment of unlawful kickbacks, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. Ravitej Reddy, 52, was charged by criminal Information with two counts of conspiracy to pay and receive kickbacks, one count  more

Pa. U.S. Attorney: West Philadelphia Pharmacy Employee Convicted in Illegal Oxy Pill Mill Scheme
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Nov. 27 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, William M. McSwain, issued the following news release: United States Attorney William M. McSwain announced that Anmol Singh Kamra, 27, of Upper Darby, PA was convicted today at trial with conspiracy to distribute oxycodone outside the usual course of professional practice and with no legitimate medical purpose. Kamra, a pharmacy technician at Campus Pharmacy in West Philadelphia, conspired with   more

Temporary TSA Precheck Application Center to Open for Appointments at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport
SCRANTON, Pennsylvania, Nov. 27 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Transportation Security Administration issued the following news release: Residents of Northeastern Pennsylvania and Southern Central New York will be able to enroll in the Transportation Security Administration's popular TSA Precheck(R) program at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport from December 2 to 6, where officials will host a temporary "pop-up" enrollment center in the airport terminal. It's an ideal t  more

U.S. Embassy in the Philippines: EducationUSA Stages Major Events for International Education Week
MANILA, Philippines, Nov. 26 -- The U.S. Embassy in the Philippines issued the following news release: In celebration of International Education Week (IEW) in November, EducationUSA staged a series of education programs, culminating in a college application drive at the Philippine Science High School in Quezon City. On November 18, EducationUSA kicked off the week-long celebration with a workshop for students and prospective Masters of Business Administration (MBA) candidates, sharing practica  more

U.S. Mint: Pennsylvania American Innovation $1 Reverse Proof Coin on Sale Dec. 5
WASHINGTON, Nov. 27 -- The U.S. Department of the Treasury's U.S. Mint issued the following news release: The 2019 United States Mint (Mint) American Innovation(TM) $1 Reverse Proof Coin honoring Pennsylvania will be available for purchase on December 5 at noon EST. The Pennsylvania $1 Coin recognizes the creation of a vaccine to prevent polio. The reverse (tails) design depicts an artist's conception of the poliovirus at three different levels of magnification along with the silhouette of a p  more