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Federal Tipoffs Involving Indiana Newsletter for Sunday January 12, 2020 ( 9 items )  

BLS Issues Women Earnings in Indiana for 2018
CHICAGO, Illinois, Jan. 10 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics - Midwest Regional Information Office issued the following news release: In 2018, Indiana women who were full-time wage and salary workers had median usual weekly earnings of $726, or 79.8 percent of the $910 median usual weekly earnings of their male counterparts, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. Assistant Commissioner for Regional Operations Charlene Peiffer noted that the 2018 women's-to-men'  more

Bureau of Labor Statistics: Kokomo, Indiana, Had Largest Over-the-year Unemployment Rate Decrease in November 2019
WASHINGTON, Jan. 10 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics issued the following article from The Economics Daily: Unemployment rates were lower in November 2019 than a year earlier in 223 of the 389 metropolitan areas, higher in 137 areas, and unchanged in 29 areas. Kokomo, Indiana, had the largest over-the-year unemployment rate decrease in November (-4.6 percentage points), followed by Rockford, Illinois (-4.3 points), and Panama City, Florida (-4.2 points). Twenty-six  more

Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency: Marine Accounted For From World War II (Wiesehan, L.)
WASHINGTON, Jan. 11 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency issued the following news release on Jan. 10: The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced that Marine Corps Pfc. Louis Wiesehan, Jr., 20, of Richmond, Indiana, killed during World War II, was accounted for on Sep. 23, 2019. (This identification was initially published Oct. 1, 2019.) In November 1943, Wiesehan was a member of Company F, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, w  more

EPA Appoints Kurt Thiede as Region 5 Administrator
WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 -- The Environmental Protection Agency issued the following news release: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced the appointment of Kurt Thiede of Wisconsin to become regional administrator for Region 5, overseeing environmental protection efforts in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio. Mr. Thiede will succeed Cathy Stepp, who is stepping down from her post in the Great Lakes region after several years of serv  more

Grissom Air Reserve Base Converts First 434th Maintenance Group ART Positions to Civilian
GRISSOM AIR RESERVE BASE, Indiana, Jan. 7 -- The U.S. Air Force (434th Air Refueling Wing) issued the following news: Jeans and t-shirts weren't a common sight on Grissom's flight line, but changes to positions in 2020 will bring a new type of employee to work on the 434th Air Refueling Wing's KC-135R Stratotankers. For the first time since the base's realignment as a Reserve base in 1994, the 434th Maintenance Group has converted seven air reserve technician positions to straight civilian pos  more

Luddy School Awards Indiana University's First-Ever Engineering Ph.D. to Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Employee
CRANE, Indiana, Jan. 9 -- The Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane issued the following news on Jan. 8: Indiana University has bestowed hundreds of thousands of degrees to students during their first two centuries of existence, but it never has awarded a Ph.D. in engineering. Until now. The Department of Intelligent Systems Engineering at the Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering awarded its first ever Ph.D. to Adam Duncan, an electrical engineer at Naval Surface Warfare Cente  more

Natural Resources Conservation Service: USDA Invites Input on Agricultural Conservation Easement Program Rule
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, Jan. 8 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service Indiana office issued the following news release: USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) seeks public comments on its interim rule for the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP). ACEP is USDA's premier conservation easement program, helping landowners protect working agricultural lands and wetlands. The rule - now available on the Federal Register - takes effect   more

Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Contributes First Open Source Project to Provide Warfighters With More Advanced Systems
CRANE, Indiana, Jan. 10 -- The Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane issued the following news on Jan. 9: Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane) scientists and engineers have contributed Crane's first open source project to provide warfighters with more advanced systems. The contribution to the open source software project was developed to support the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Radio Frequency Machine Learning Systems (RFMLS) program. Paul Tilghman, the f  more

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory: An Out-of-the-Box Attack on Diabetes
RICHLAND, Washington, Jan. 10 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory issued the following news release: * * * - Researchers use proteomics to pinpoint new prevention strategy for type 1 diabetes * * * A protein newly identified as important in type 1 diabetes can delay onset of the disease in diabetic mice, providing a new target for prevention and treatment in people, according to research led by scientists at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Pacific North  more