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Federal Tipoffs Involving Ohio Newsletter for Sunday December 08, 2019 ( 13 items )  

Air Force Materiel Command Announces 2020 Spark Tank Finalists
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, Dec. 1 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: The Air Force Materiel Command has named two finalists to compete against other major command selections in the Air Force 2020 Spark Tank competition. The Liquid Cooled Plate Carrier and Virtual Visitor Control Center projects were selected from more than 15 submissions from across AFMC as having the highest probability of delivering game-changing impact for Air Force needs. "Our team is excited to   more

Air Force Research Laboratory Demonstrates Live Virtual Constructive Capabilities During Red Flag-Rescue Visit
FAIRBORN, Ohio, Dec. 5 -- The U.S. Air Force (88th Air Base Wing) issued the following news: A team from Red Flag-Rescue had the opportunity to watch a demonstration of the Air Force Research Laboratory's live virtual constructive training capabilities at the National Center for Medical Readiness in Fairborn, Ohio, Nov. 14. Under Detachment 1 of the 414th Combat Training Squadron, Red Flag-Rescue is the Department of Defense's Joint Force exercise where Airmen partake in realistic combat searc  more

Air Force Research Laboratory Illuminates Flight Lines With Next Generation Light Cart
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, Dec. 4 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: The U.S. Air Force has an inventory of approximately 5,500 diesel light carts that provide flight line and perimeter illumination. This lighting is a necessity for aircraft maintenance, troubleshooting and perimeter lighting to secure the outskirts of deployed/contingency locations. Flight line aircraft maintenance performed at night often requires both lighting and supplemental 120 volt power that t  more

Court Halts Operations of VoIP Service Provider After the FTC and Ohio Alleged That It Helped Promote Credit Card Interest Reduction Scheme
WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 -- The Federal Trade Commission issued the following news release: * * * - First FTC case against a VoIP service provider under the Telemarketing Sales Rule * * * At the request of the Federal Trade Commission and the State of Ohio, a federal court has halted the operations of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) service provider Globex Telecom Inc., which allegedly played a key role in robocalling consumers to promote a credit card interest reduction scheme that bilked co  more

DOE Awards Contract for Hanford Site Mission Essential Services to Support Cleanup
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Dec. 5 -- The Department of Energy's Office of Environmental Management issued the following news release: Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) awarded a contract to provide a variety of services at the Hanford Site, called the Hanford Mission Essential Services Contract (HMESC), to Hanford Mission Integration Solutions (HMIS), LLC in Richland, Washington. The HMIS LLC members are Leidos Integrated Technology, LLC (Gaithersburg, MD); Centerra Group, LLC (Palm Beach Garde  more

DSW Shoe Warehouse to Pay $40,000 to Settle EEOC Race Discrimination Lawsuit
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Dec. 3 -- The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued the following news release: * * * - Nationwide Shoe Retailer Unfairly Disciplined and Terminated a Black Assistant Manager, Federal Agency Charged * * * DSW Shoe Warehouse Inc., a nationwide shoe retailer headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, will pay $40,000 and furnish equitable relief throughout the stores in its Midwest Great Lakes Region (including Michigan and Ohio) to resolve a race discrimination lawsuit filed b  more

Ohio U.S. Attorney: Five Former VA Employees Plead Guilty to Stealing Federal Funds Set Aside for Veterans
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Dec. 5 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, Justin Herdman, issued the following news release: Five former VA employees pleaded guilty theft charges from the Department of Veterans Affairs in Federal Court. Michele Whaley, age 53, of Alliance, Ohio, pleaded guilty to one count of theft of federal funds totaling approximately $71,247. Sarah Stipkovich, age 32, of North Ridgeville, Ohio, pleaded guilty to one count of theft of federal funds totaling approxima  more

Ohio U.S. Attorney: Members of Romanian Cybercriminal Enterprise Sentenced to Infecting Malware Victim Computers, Stealing at Least $4 Million
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Dec. 6 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, Justin Herdman, issued the following news release: Bogdan Nicolescu, 37, and Radu Miclaus, 37, both from Bucharest, Romania, were sentenced to 20 years and 18 years, respectively, for their roles in a scheme to, among other things, infect more than 400,000 computers with malware and gain access to credit card and other information for later sale on dark market websites. According to testimony at trial and court doc  more

Producers in Ohio Reminded to Signup for Market Facilitation Program
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 4 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency - Ohio Field Office issued the following news release: USDA today reminded producers in Ohio that the nationwide deadline to sign up for the Market Facilitation Program (MFP) is Dec. 6, 2019. MFP payments are aimed at assisting farmers suffering from damage due to unjustified trade retaliation by foreign nations. "Farmers have had a tough year due to unfair trade retaliation and natural disasters, but the Market  more

U.S. Department of Commerce to Invest $1.6 Million to Establish Business Revolving Loan Fund in Youngstown, Ohio
WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 -- The U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department's Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $1.6 million grant to the Mahoning Valley Economic Development Corporation (MVEDC) of Youngstown, Ohio, to establish a new Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) in support of small businesses and entrepreneurs. The EDA grant, to be located near a Tax  more

U.S. Department of Labor Cites Ohio Roofing Contractor for Continually Exposing Employees to Fall Hazards at Multiple Jobsites
AVON, Ohio, Dec. 4 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued the following news release: The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has again cited Chanell Roofing and Home Improvement LLC - based in Cleveland, Ohio - for exposing employees to fall hazards. The company faces penalties totaling $200,451 for violations of OSHA's fall protection standards at two separate jobsites in Avon, Ohio. OSHA inspectors c  more

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Civilians Learn About Benefits at Information Fair
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, Dec. 5 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: Nearly 400 civilian employees came out to the first "ThanksCIVing" Information Fair on Nov. 21 at the USO. Put on by the Affirmative Employment Program, the fair gave civilians an opportunity to come to one central location and learn about benefits and services available to them as employees of Wright-Patterson AFB. "It was a wonderful to see such a positive turn out," said Vera McClain, Affirmative  more

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base: Base Thrift Shop Holds Special Kids' Shop Dec. 7, Only Costs a Dime
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, Dec. 5 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: Children with base access will have a special opportunity to shop for holiday gifts Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base's Thrift Shop, located at 5265 Miller St., Bldg. 95, near the intersection of Wright Avenue and Allbrook Drive, Area A. A variety of presents from which children may choose will be available. Kids can pick one or two presents for a parent or someone spec  more